A night spent walking down the zone a tone is formed that cannot be replaced. Only you can control thoughts that make you feel a certain way. That how James Bagshaw felt when he released his four songs on the Internet just two years ago with fellow band mate Thomas Warmsley. Back in 2012, psych was led by bands like Tame Impala with nothing more than a Epiphone rarity and a barefoot beat intertwined with a sense of darkness. In 2014 Temples shined the light on psychedelia and made it bright again. MGMT did this in 2008 with a dream left drenched in DAYGLO. Temples dug it out and customized a twilight reality. That reality is lived through nights in venues, a drink or three, a collection of Gretsch equipment, a Heavenly record label, a lengthy drive, a studio.
Sun Structures is how to thread a sound and maintain continuity throughout. With James working as his own producer, the quartet collectively share the same vision with streams of consciousness’s continuously coordinating. The album is twelve glitter covered gold tracks with each one building in sound. It’s a full sound, all instruments sharing equal parts with guitar and keyboard melodies standing out of the violet room leading the lights tuned and dropped out. We dropped out and didn’t really care as long as that fire continues to burn. That inspiration is there and sometimes you might have to wait for the arrival connection. The connection that only we understand. The elite.
A track like “Mesmerise” fills the chest with warmth and a pearl cool that cannot be put into words really. Other than the words I just wrote. A track like “Move With The Season” makes you want to make moves towards that DAYGLO dream drenched in sweat and glam because we are rock stars over here. I don’t really care about things otherwise because there isn’t anything else but the truth screaming out and lies left in the wake. It’s called clarity control. Fall is here and leaves will fall on the ground.
The ground gathers this review back in order as a full completion. Nonetheless Temples created an album that will galvanize a movement if you choose to follow or join or whatever you want to think about it. The future holds the light Temples just knocked it down. Go ahead and go pick it up.