5 May 2020

Autotelia – new band featuring members of Tomaga and The Oscillation reveal debut album

Is now the perfect time for escapism? If you think so, then we have the perfect release for you to immerse into. Autotelia – a new project conceived by The Oscillation’s Demian Castellanos and Tomaga’s Tom Relleen reveal their debut album called 'I', which is released on ltd edition LP on 24 July.

Watch video for 'First Flight' – the first track to be revealed, exclusively via The Quietus:

Watch video for  'First Flight' here

‘I’ by Autotelia is available to preorder on Black/White 'Electric Storm' vinyl that is ltd to 200 copies via the Rocket shop:

Preorder Ltd LP here 

There is also a 'Wired Green' vinyl version ltd to 400 copies that can be preordered from your local record shop.


'Autotelia' - as originally coined by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - describes a process by which someone has a purpose in, rather than outside of themselves. Those who are autotelic depend less on external rewards for their satisfaction, being driven instead simply by purpose or curiosity.

Such was the genesis of this new project – started purely as an exploratory audial voyage with no expectations, no boundaries and no context. Autotelia’s sound - as chronicled on ‘I’, evolved purely of its own volition, as its makers were happy to allow their own chemistry and interplay to take its course. This zen-like simplicity of approach has been more than rewarded, as the impulses and intentions blossomed into meditative extrapolations both sonically rich and spiritually captivating (bewitching).

“These tracks are pure escapism - zoning out and not worrying about anything” says Tom. “I think that when playing music for a completely new project it can be really liberating since there is no expectation and no baggage associated with that you might have already released. the slate is blank. Hence Autotelia.”

The video for 'First Flight' was made by the very talented Ross Adams