If you look closely at the blur on the cover you can see it is a tram car, or telepherique system. I took the "ue" off because another band used that name and because the name is long enough as it is. The photo was graciously supplied by Feliciano Guimaraes. In the design I was going for the crisp, clear air of late afternoon, the very early beginnings of dusk, which is my favorite time of day. I feel that I succeeded.
I love the way this record sounds! Adagio for GLaDOS is a reference to GLaDOS, the killer AI from Portal. Her speech is also the ringtone on my aptly named Droid X. By the way, I love Portal and the whole Half-Life universe. That and Doom are my favorites.
First Love is about that first time you feel that burning inexplicable hunger to be around another. In my case it was a friend of mine in 7th Grade in Manila. Interestingly, it was the exact same time that I discovered a similar burning desire for electronic music. Perhaps it was the age. Alas, I didn't get the girl in life, but I did get the music!
Black Cliffs was a concept that might've been applied to Index AI: Topiary En Hades but the glitchyness resulted in it landing here. Who knows, I may revisit it.
Regarding all the different names, I have all these ideas for dimensions, geographies and landscapes in my mind. Too many to keep track. I address this in the 'Why' link above. I mention it here because Telepheriq Chamberlain is the first time I used my actual given name on the title of a record. Eventually I just decided to put everything under my name with this site so others could see how it all fits together.
The track called Rhodamine is one of my favorites. When I was younger I used to do graffiti art. For my sketchbooks, I used Prismacolor markers and one of my favorite colors was called Rhodamine.
Spiral Escalator was originally part of the Nom Silencieux project but I needed it here. So I ended up using it for both records. I think I am the first guy to do that.
Along the same line of thinking, I ripped off my own song in another: The bassline from Porsche Vocoder is the same as the one from Terahertz Dropzone from Index: Black Light Twilight. I figure it's my music so I can do what I want.
As for that title, well, don't you think it would be cool if Porsche made a vocoder? It might be expensive but you know it would deliver.
Alternate art. People who know me know that I have a million ideas at a given time but that I only know how they are to be assembled near the end of a project, because I'm constantly refining the work. I made this for another project, then thought about using it for this one, but I felt at the end it didn't match the music. So, while I really like this work, which is info-graphic-based art, I decided it belonged on a future release.