Temples - Volcano (CD Edition)

Country: U.K.
Label: Heavenly
Released: 3 March 2017
Genre: Rock / Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

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* CD Edition

Description (English):
It doesn’t take too long with Volcano to realise that, while all the things that made the band special the first time around remain intact, a noticeable evolution has taken place. It’s there from the outset: the beefed-up beats of Certainty reveal an expanded sonic firmament, one in which bright synth hooks and insistent choruses circle around each other over chord sequences that strike just the right balance between nice and queasy. “If there’s a sense of scale,” says lead singer James Bagshaw, “It was really just a result of implementing a load of things that we didn’t know about the first time around.” Co-founding member and bassist Thomas Walmsley describes a record in which “we discovered a lot as we went along, and the excitement at having done so radiates.”

One thing you do notice is that it’s harder to spot the influences this time around. It would be disingenuous to evade the psych-pop tag, for sure, but mystical language has been supplanted by something a more direct – and while those influences are still there, it’s no longer possible to pick them out. They’ve been broken down and blended together – fossilised into a single source of creative fuel, so that what you can hear this time around, sounds like nothing so much as Temples. This is the sound of a band squaring up to their potential.

Temples released their debut album, Sun Structures, in February 2014. Bagging the prestigious top spot in Rough Trade Shops Albums of the Year list, Sun Structures also charted in eighteen countries, including a top-10 spot in the UK, and became the year’s biggest-selling vinyl album in independent British record shops, with early pressings of first single Shelter Song changing hands on Discogs for up to £150.

Less than a month after its release, the group played to a packed Shepherds Bush Empire and would later sell-out the Forum in London, make a number of festival appearances over the summer including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Primavera Sound and Lollapalooza and perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

1 Certainty 4:25
2 All Join In 4:03
3 I Wanna Be Your Mirror 4:47
4 Oh! The Saviour 3:46
5 Born Into The Sunset 4:46
6 How Would You Like To Go? 3:35
7 Open Air 4:48
8 In My Pocket 3:04
9 Celebration 4:20
10 Mystery Of Pop 3:26
11 Roman God-Like Man 3:40
12 Strange Or Be Forgotten 4:07

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- 其れは、繙かれた『結晶』の断片。或いは赫奕たる日輪の残照。(Japanese CD+DVD Edition)

* Japanese Edition CD +DVD
* Limited LIVE DVD, 120mins
Description (English):
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02. 夜は光を掩蔽し、幾多の秘密を酌み、さかしまな『夢想』を育む。
93. 意味を喪失した時、虚無は私を冒し、享楽だけが『慰』みとなる。
04. 離散的な欠片の集合が混沌から『秩序』に変わる時、美は発現す。
05.     『鍵』     。
06. 自由と孤独は秤の上の矛盾であり、その均衡にこそ『檻』がある。
07. 終焉から振り返る我夢は、陰影の濃淡に浮かぶ『光』の残り香。
08.     『有』     。
09. 道徳はうつろう教義であり、その『閾』は昼と夜でさえ変容する。
10.     『盈』    。
11. 思想も共感もいらず、ただ幻聴を誘発する『起因』としての音楽。
12. 私は舞う枯葉。風任せな躍動を自律と『錯誤』する縹渺たる虚体。

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