Various – Templeight
Various – Templeight

Various – Templeight

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Label: Temple (8) – TMPL008
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Canada
Released: 14 Mar 2022
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Downtempo, Ambient, Leftfield, Abstract, Techno, Acid, IDM

Great curveball label comp of ambient dance sprawl from slow growing Montreal label Temple

Montreal, like Aarhus and various bits of Australia, seems to specialise in this kind of thing at the moment. Various artists 12s and  LPs full of oddball and deeply pleasing takes on deep house, ambient techno and jungle. A playful light touch approach to genre and  a knowing balance between joyful melody and club muscle seems to be the order of the day. This comp, the 8th release on the Temple label run by the excellent Ex-Terrestrial and associates, is a perfect example. Apart from a couple of notable exceptions it focuses on the fertile cross pollination of downtempo and drum and bass. Purring snares, doped out pads and glitching digi timestretch are all present and correct. Special mention to Perila’s narcoleptic Can We Just be Real and Ex-terrestrial’s whirring Inlet. Those outliers I mentioned are the what makes it for me though. Taroplane’s kosmische romance is a welcome addition. As is the sleepy downer folk of Gunnera’s beautiful We all go Blind, a total red herring in the best possible way.. (mint / new)

A1 Gunnera– We All Go Blind
A2 Ex-Terrestrial– Inlet
A3 96 Back & Text Chunk– Virtual Resonator Dream
A4 Tarotplane– Cell Phone English
B1 Perila– Can We Just Be Real
B2 Unterval– Tehannamb (Red Flag Mix)
B3 Phones In The Sun– First Look
B4 M & Dust– A Day In June