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April 24, 2019


By: Laurie Gallardo

If you embrace the realm of nerd-dom as your Austin Music Minute maven openly and unhesitatingly does, you may get a chuckle out of Telekinesis‘ reference to the single-word title of their fifth studio release, Effluxion. “You need to say the word out loud…” is the message on the Telekinesis website. “It comes from the Latin term meaning ‘to flow,’ and pronouncing it is the closest you will ever come to feeling like you’re in an episode of Star Trek…”

Michael Benjamin Lerner, songwriter/vocalist/drummer/buzzing mind behind Telekinesis, absolutely felt a connection to the flow of shimmering, lush, infectious power-pop on Effluxion as he worked through the album. The term is not often spotted in today’s vernacular, but Lerner found it’s delightful oddness captured the mood of the creation, the composition, the natural flow of making the back-to-basics LP.

You can see Telekinesis perform tonight at 3Ten, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Joseph LeMay‘s musical project SONTALK opens the show.

-Photography by Rachel Demy.


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