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Temples / Sun Structures
Album:Sun Structures Collection:General
Artist:Temples Added:03/2014

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Album Review
Reviewed 2014-03-20 
Temples—Sun Structures

Review by Luis A. Apolaya

The entirety of this British band’s debut album is what a modern take on a late 60’s nostalgia marathon would sound like. It’s not as adventurous or innovative as Tame Impala (though Temple’s singer is another Lennon sound-alike), but it’s still a pleasant collection of what we love to remember from the 60’s. Recommended: 1, 2, 6, 8. RIYL Tame Impala, The Zombies, The Byrds, psychedelic-era Beatles.

**1. (3:11) If someone had told me this track was released in 1967 I would have believed it, if only it wasn’t so well-produced. Byrds-esque guitars, catchy cadence, hook and distant chorus.
**2. (5:13) Lots of guitar with fuzz and twang, moderately upbeat, percussion and bass and occasional synth add up to create a pleasurable ruckus.
*3. (4:11) Melody reminiscent of what is popularly presented as Egyptian music, upbeat, feels slightly mysterious, low-volume, almost inaudible synths from 3:30.
*4. (4:37) March-like cadence, Beatlesque (think Revolver), hints at baroque pop, synth harp also appears.
*5. (3:42) High-pitched guitar riff, happy and excited feel, catchy overall
**6. (5:11) Slow to mid-tempo, how a very pleasant acid trip would feel like, think Tame Impala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” without the synths.
*7. (5:11) Lots of twangy guitar and synth backgrounds, engaging cadence, distant chorus.
**8. (5:12) Mid-tempo, yet instruments add some urgency, suggests Celtic folk music, something that would play while valiant warriors commence their journey to find the bloody bastard plaguing their kingdom with mysterious deaths.
*9. (4:07) Reminiscent of the Doors, has that groovy guitar and synth, more emphasis on the synth than the guitar.
10. (3:53) The music’s getting kinda repetitive at this point, upbeat, lots of falsetto, lots of synths.
11. (6:31) Suggests Arabian sounds, also kinda repetitive, mid-tempo, lots of echo, lots of synths, guitars display some artistic liberty by the latter half of the track.
*12. (1:57) Acoustic guitar, distant vocals, some synths appear in the background, very nice soft melody to end the album.

Track Listing
1.Shelter Song 7.Colours To Life
2.Sun Structures 8.A Question Isn't Answered
3.The Golden Throne 9.The Guesser
4.Keep In The Dark 10.Test Of Time
5.Mesmerise 11.Sand Dance
6.Move With The Season 12.Fragment's Light