Here Is Your Temple – Equivoke

Screen shot 2015-03-29 at 14.17.09Though it feels a little like I’m stepping back in time 20 or 30 years I still can’t quite wrap my head around the sounds being made by Swedish quintet Here Is Your Temple as their latest offering bamboozles my brain, much like a Rubik’s Cube does.

Having previously drawn praise from the likes of NME, Q and so on, the band are making sounds that could fill an olympic size swimming pool (if they were made of water). There’s something almost stadium-esque about their approach, it’s a calm, thoughtful offering that never rushes to any conclusions – instead taking its time to make sure that the correct procedure is followed to ensure that this machine operates as smoothly as can be. If only human interaction could be quite so fruitful and effective as these sounds are maybe we could all be driving hover-cars by now.

Until then I suppose that we’ll have to make do five 5 very talented Swedish musicians making music that blends the past and the future into one, succinct song. After all, I don’t have a driving licence – the music is much more useful to me than some ridiculous contraption.

Ciaran Steward

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