Topographies – Ideal Form LP
“Ideal Form” is Topographies debut full-length LP, set to be released on Funeral Party Records December 2020. The album synthesizes and clarifies the band’s aesthetic in eight drum-machine and synth heavy tracks, accompanied by Jérémie Rüest’s ethereal guitar work, the nimble basslines of Justin Oronos, and Gray Tolhurst’s poetic lyrics. The album was engineered and produced by Chris King (also a member of LA-based band, Cold Showers) and mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studios in New York. Tolhurst (whose early exposure to music came from his father Laurence Tolhurst, drummer/keyboardist of The Cure) draws on his dual fascinations of independent music and 20th century poetry to craft songs and lyrics that seek to explore the complex map of occurrences that situate and shape a life.”Ideal Form” is concerned with the projections human beings place upon experience and the impossibility of a perfectly realized existence.