Telekinesis // Ad Infinitum
Telekinesis' Michael Benjamin Lerner has a knack for creating enjoyable power pop nuggets.
Telekinesis' Michael Benjamin Lerner has a knack for creating enjoyable power pop nuggets. His latest album Ad Infinitum is no different, except for the fact that he swapped out the guitars for synths. It's not a complete transition, mind you, but it's a notable one, with soothing keys taking the forefront, particularly on the sweeping opener "Falling (In Dreams)" and the two-part title track that closes the album. While Lerner peppers the album with themes about forgetting certain things, Ad Infinitum very much sounds like Lerner remembers his trademark sound. Ad Infinitum is classic Telekinesis, just with a twist, highlighted perfectly by the delightfully bouncy "Edgewood." Elsewhere on the album, Lerner drops in neat little elements that intrigue, such as when the lulls in "Sylvia" draw you in before Lerner washes over you with synth-driven goodness. The best part about Ad Infinitum is that just like Lerner's past material, it's simply a really fun album to listen to. —Alex Bieler