TEMPLES - Sun Restructured

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Electronic, Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 165 / 11-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6.5/10 | Label: Heavenly | Autor: MFG

Once again at the beginning of the year a pop hype sow was driven across the island with the Temples in the UK - in the case of the phenomenal debut album of the Northamptonshire trio, "Sun Structures", though quite rightly so. Since then, a giant bohei has been made around the mid-twenties. They are reminiscent of bands most of their peers neither know nor can spell: 13th Floor Elevators, Hapshash And The Coloured Coat, Electric Prunes. To beguile the boys, there are also Britpop elements from the hit The Coral or Oasis. But in the end the temples reside comfortably in the psychedelic beat temple. Since the trio is currently touring non-stop, but the fans want supplies, "Sun Restructured" is a somewhat diffuse addition to the market. Diffuse because the second album is a kind of remix of the debut: The UK electro luminaries Erol Alkan and Richard Norris alias Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve have taken on nine of the twelve "Sun Structures" titles and transformed them into fluffy sound landscapes without dissolving their harmonic basis. Pleasant, but also a bit arbitrary.

Top Track: Sand Dance

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