Dormarion - Telekinesis
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  • Summary: The third full-length release from Michael B. Lerner as Telekinesis was produced by Jim Eno of Spoon.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Overall, Dormarion is one of the most eclectic, fun records of the year.
  2. Apr 2, 2013
    88
    Dormarion should leave returning fans satisfied and new listeners hooked as Lerner continues to refine his skills and churn out strong albums.
  3. Apr 12, 2013
    80
    Lerner released two solid albums of guitar-and-drum-led rock, but he grows on Dormarion because he is finally willing to knock over the boundaries he built for himself.
  4. 70
    Dormarion is a record that fits the Telekinesis mould whilst taking major strides towards breaking it; it’s uneven, sure, but it’s also pretty exciting.
  5. Mar 29, 2013
    69
    There’s no question he can put a good tune together; what’s less clear is whether he can interpret those tunes as well as he writes them, and breathe a little flesh-and-blood human messiness into them in the process.
  6. Apr 2, 2013
    67
    Though the desire to expand his musical repertoire is understandable, the new direction doesn’t feel particularly inspired or innovative, and detracts from the simpler pleasures he’s still quite capable of delivering.
  7. 50
    At each fork in the road, instead of going one way or another, Lerner takes the fork.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 18, 2013
    8
    Telekinesis, the project fronted by Michael Benjamin Lerner, returns with third album Dormarion and it picks up right where predecessor 12Telekinesis, the project fronted by Michael Benjamin Lerner, returns with third album Dormarion and it picks up right where predecessor 12 Desperate Straight Lines leaves off. When it comes to power indie pop it really doesn’t get much better than Telekinesis. 2011’s 12 Desperate Straight Lines was a break up record that drew you in with its happy go lucky melodies and big hooks while Lerner sang about some heartbreaking Dormarion finds Lerner doing much of the same type of music, but with much more positive subject matter. Former producer, Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie, is gone and in his place Spoon’s Jim Eno fills and does a great job....

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  2. Apr 9, 2013
    7
    First Telekinesis album had bigger wow-effect than this. Dormarion is good and strong album, but for me it doesn´t have any surprisingFirst Telekinesis album had bigger wow-effect than this. Dormarion is good and strong album, but for me it doesn´t have any surprising elements.That´s why I gave 7 from 10. So, if you liked old Telekinesis then probably you will love Dormarion as well. And if I have to point out my favorite track from this album, I would say Wires. Expand