Temples – ‘Sun Restructured’

Temples - 'Sun Restructured'

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Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve rework the Kettering psych band's debut into an acid-fried trip

The psychedelic tapestry of Temples’ ‘Sun Structures’ debut was home-produced in Kettering by frontman James Bagshaw. On the tellingly titled ‘Sun Restructured’, he places his music in the hands of Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve, a production duo made up of Erol Alkan and Richard Norris. This suite of “reanimations” finds the pair sidelining Temples’ retro arrangements in favour of acid-fried expanded versions, soaking the drums in dub, ramping up the fuzz and sending strings and harps spiralling into the ether. The Wizard’s Sleeve magic almost makes Bagshaw vanish from his own record, but thumping reworks of ‘Sand Dance’ and ‘A Question Isn’t Answered’ rival the originals.

Stuart Huggett

Details

Record label: Heavenly Recordings
Release date: 17 Nov, 2014