Images and Review by Dominick Mastrangelo
Brazilian dance/electronica upstarts, Télépathique, brought their laptops and irresistibly catchy dance tunes to the Filmore last Thursday. While headliner, and trip-hop maestro, Tricky, spent the majority of his set silhouetted or with his back to the stage, Télépathique brought the near-capacity crowd much closer than arm's length. Vocalist, Mylene, hopped into the crowd at one point to sing and constantly leaned out over the audience as her band performed songs from their debut full-length, Last Time On Earth (a record that's been out for two years in their country but just saw its American release last month.) To be sure, most of the crowd was there to see Tricky who is touring on his new record Knowle West Boy, but on the night it was Télépathique who were good value and all the more entertaining.
The tour continues tonight at The House of Blues here in Chicago.