Telescope is a solo experimental endeavor created by Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter Joe Arduini. The idea was to be as fresh as possible while still containing beautiful melodies and catchy pop sensibilities in the music. Multi-layered guitars blended with emotional, well-thought lyrics. While the idea itself is nothing extraordinarily new, Telescope hopes to make an impact on people who take pride in their search for intelligent and spacious rock. Although I won't be holding my breath for that to actually happen.
There is not a band, but I started working on songs for Telescope in the Fall of 2003 just after leaving a local Pittsburgh band named Ira due to my need to create music that reflected more of myself and my influences.
From a listener standpoint, my influences range far and wide with many radio-friendly bands and many more not-so-well knowns. But artisticly, here's a list of some of the musicians that had an impact on what I'm doing now:
David Bowie, My Bloody Valentine, Failure, Pixies, Lush, Sigur Ros, The Cure, Stone Roses, Yo La Tengo, Imperial Teen, Autolux, Portishead
...and many others