While somehow being virtually unknown yet simultaneously obtaining varying degrees of cult status, artist/musician/producer/shit-kicker Tele, the nom-de-geurre of Matthew Kamm, has straddled lines that many conventional artists dare not go. Paying equal attention to the visual and storytelling elements of the project's myth as to the dedication of sonic experimentation and pursuit of creative freedom, Kamm has left breadcrumb-trails of work along his way for only true cultural gormandizers to recognize, consume and give thanks for.
Operating under several pseudonym's throughout the years, all an iteration and further plot development of the Tele lore, Kamm consistently questions his own answers and explores his own deep woods, forging a path for the inquisitive epicurious.
"I dwell in peculiar places, wishing wells to deface the faceless. I can tell you the human race is... doing well... when you smash your skull in"
Considering himself the patron saint of "illegitimate art," Tele downplays his lifework despite having an impressive resume that boasts working in studio with producer Mark Kramer (Ween, Daniel Johnston), Alex Wharton (Animal Collective, The Pixies) at Abbey Road Studios, touring and performing with Ryland Bouchard (The Robot Ate Me, Kill Rock Stars) live as a featured artist with the Orlando Philharmonic performing music of the Beatles, and even having the godfather of home recording himself, R. Stevie Moore, release covers of his work on vinyl.
On the visual art front, Tele has had paintings displayed around the U.S ranging from the Orlando Museum of Art during "The Conversation Continues Exhibit" featuring pieces from Warhol, Lichtenstein, Haring and Basquiat to Portsmouth, New Hampshire's ELLO Gallery, countless DIY gallery spaces and art-houses and is commonly featured in literary journals and lo-fi zines.
While silently honing his craft on the inside of the industry as an artist manager, consultant and producer Kamm will come up for air and allow Tele to emerge to share his obtuse findings from the Underworld and in his own words "give hope to the hopeless."