Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Re-Animate Temples
Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve, Richard Norris’ project alongside DJ and producer Erol Alkan. has recently sprung to life after a three year hiatus. After mixes for Daniel Avery and Jimi Godwin, BTWS have’re-animated’ the entire first album by Temples, ‘Sun Structures’. The album, ‘Sun Restuructured’ was released on Heavenly Recordings on Nov 10th 2014. The album is Rough Trade shops number one album in their 2014 Top 100 albums of the year.
Reviews for ‘Sun Restuructured’
“Temples acid-fried debut album do-over packs plenty of thrills. 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.”
“Pushing the psychedelic sound as far as possible”
– MUSIC GATEWAY
“Utterly Georgeous’ ‘Psych Album of the Year”
– CLASSIC ROCK
– VAPOUR TRAIL
IEnter – by some magical method surely – Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve, the minds behind Sun Restructured. By reanimating Sun Structures the duo have spilled the contents of the kaleidoscopic collection – one of the biggest selling vinyl releases of the year – and broken down what made the sound so stunningly true to their influences, without forgoing a forward thinking mentality which is naturally the only way any new band can survive. Psychedlia has been a buzz word of the last couple of years, with acts including Tame Impala giving the surreal, spin-off genre a reboot up the rear, but Temples offer a glimpse of how it may have sounded today if it had never been heard before, embodying a sort-of-second coming comprising half Bolan and half Lennon. And with Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve on board we’re given a glimpse of how that match may have worked if somebody else had been allowed to help make it.
If Sun Structures was the trip, Sun Re-Structured is the comedown that’s only going to encourage continued usage. Sun Re-Structured is a fittingly warped, sometimes ambient but always interesting collage and companion piece, which could be the start of a journey that takes the band to their very own dark (and, later, light) side of the moon.”
– THE LINE OF BEST FIT