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Temple Invisible, Enter (ROW Records)
CD Reviews: March 5, 2015

03/05/15



Temple Invisible, Enter (ROW Records)

This currently rather obscure record merits the Tokyo Police Club rule: it’s a debut EP with the right sort of under-buzz from the right sort of mononymed critics, and it looks pretty neat on paper, with comparisons to Massive Attack, Portishead and Depeche Mode, which would definitely sound cool if it were thrown in a blender, right? Oh, and they’re from Romania, and they have a hot chick singer. The only way this could be more enticing CD-reviewer-bait is if the promo came with a free robot girlfriend — talk about a perfect storm. The thing that reviewers have thus far missed — maybe because of the sheer tonnage of glitch that permeates these songs, rendering them hypnotized — is the goth-metal riffage that appears in some of the tunes, like “Disappearance,” which is half Aphex Twin and half Lacuna Coil, in other words it sounds like Collide. I know, that’s a typical gotcha native to this space, probably not meaning much, but it does point out the fact that this has actually been done before and better. Singer Irina Bucescu isn’t studious, sexy or weird, more like a piece of Trent Reznor ear candy. For all I know, their full-length will end up being awesome, but this is currently a work in progress. B- Eric W. Saeger





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