– SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘SLOW DOWN’
– NEW PROJECT OF LUKE TEMPLE (HERE WE GO MAGIC)
– DEBUT ALBUM ‘BLAST OFF THROUGH THE WICKER’ DUE JULY 14TH VIA WESTERN VINYL
Art Feynman is the project of a new California-based artist who recently signed to Western Vinyl to announce his debut album. Art Feynman reveals his true identity as Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic) and is sharing his new video & single ‘Slow Down‘, from the record.
‘Blast Off Through The Wicker’ is set for release July 14th via Western Vinyl.
Director Terri Loewenthal said the following about the video: “The song plays with the notion of timing both in the lyrical content – rushing, multitasking, being hurried – and in the recording process – the speeding-up of vocals and various other elements in the song. The video is a visual counterpoint to this idea, as abstract and playful as the song. Art F’s art direction for the video was simple, just the single phrase “dark and colorful.” The process was an open collaboration fueled by freedom and trust, the best possible formula for flow.”
Luke Temple invented Here We Go Magic when he started working with Western Vinyl in 2009, and now he’s returned to the label and he’s reinventing himself again with Art Feynman. Combing everything from krautrock to afrobeat to psych-rock to spirited electronics, the debut album from Feynman is impossible to pinpoint, but showcases just what artistry can be expected from the upcoming debut record.
Blast Off Through the Wicker documents Art Feynman looking for life in the lifeless, questioning what it means to be living. There is a calm, disciplined pocket to be felt in everything Feynman does; krautrock slink, staccato bounce, and pentatonic bursts of Nigerian Highlife fuzz pour on the temporal canvas with unquestionable ease, never falling in the wrong place. Even more admirable is, that his “canvas” is a four-track tape recorder, and that Blast Off features no loops or drum machines despite its aesthetically faithful motorik and afrobeat underpinnings. Nowhere is this fact more surprising than on album standout ‘Slow Down‘ which pulses along infectiously with a crunchy backbeat, and deftly arpeggiating bass lines that are so locked-in that it would be hard to fault an unknowing ear for assuming the whole thing is tediously programmed.
There are gentler sides to Blast Off that conjure the spacey tenderness of Arthur Russell inventively and respectfully, without adopting their muse’s palette wholesale. In this regard Blast Off is an endearing collection of songs that capture the ear with warm-yet-clear cassette aesthetics and spot-on musicianship, both of which form an angle that points lovingly to Feynman’s deep and varied influences. Make no mistake– this one truly is alive.
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‘Blast Off Through The Wicker’ artwork:
‘Blast Off Through The Wicker’ track list:
1. Eternity in Pictures
2. Slow Down
3. Can’t Stand It
4. Feeling Good About Feeling Good
5. Two Minor
6. Win Win
7. Hot Night Jeremiah
8. I Rain You Thunder
9. Party Line
10. Small House Blues