One of the brilliant facets of recorded music is that while it can frame forever in time one of humanity’s most fluid art forms, those captured sounds themselves can go on to become an active launchpad for the ideas, memories, emotions and feelings of those listening. Returning with their third album Hot Motion, Temples have not just provided a strong demonstration of this dual static/frenetic nature, but they have also created a record that revels in this beautiful contradiction. A brilliantly crafted, thoughtfully recorded collection, the album’s propulsive, seemingly immediate songs soon reveal an impressive depth of ideas and energy with subsequent listens because, as its title warns, Hot Motion is not a record that stands still.
“I’m excited for people to experience these songs for the first time,” declares singer and guitarist James Bagshaw. “They are constructed in such a way that the album should feel relatively instantaneous, but we did not water down our creative ideas. Getting that balance can be hard, perhaps on the last record on some songs we used too many layers to create depth, but making this album we discovered that depth doesn’t simply come by layering things, it can come from the intensity of an idea.”
+ Indies only zoetrope version. US import. Forest green and tan mixed vinyl with red and yellow splatter. Standard weight. Includes animated zoetrope labels, gatefold jacket, double-sided fold-out poster, custom inner sleeve, and digital download card.
+ ZEOTROPE EDITION RELEASE DATE: 11th November 2019.
+ Limited 2LP edition is transparent red with black marble edition.
1 Hot Motion
2 You're Either On Something
3 Holy Horses
4 The Howl
6 The Beam
7 Not Quite The Same
9 It's All Coming Out
10 Step Down
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