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Art Feynman Shares New Single + Video “Early Signs of Rhythm” – New Album “Be Good The Crazy Boys” due November 10th via Western Vinyl

September 20, 2023
Photo Credit: Aubrey Trinnaman

ART FEYNMAN

Shares new single/ visualiser “Early Signs of Rhythm”
Album ‘Be Good The Crazy Boys’ due Nov 10th via Western Vinyl

Art Feynman — visual artist and producer Luke Temple’s eccentric alter ego — presents his new single/visualiser, “Early Signs of Rhythm,” from his forthcoming album, Be Good The Crazy Boys, out November 10th on Western Vinyl.

Temple doesn’t waste a moment of time, kicking off Be Good The Crazy Boys with a thrilling urgency on this album opener. A funky yet chaotic meditation on opposites, “Early Signs of Rhythm” showcases Temple’s twisted takes on Kosmische musik, worldbeat, and art pop, complete with references to Abraxas, a figure of both good and evil in Jungian mythology. “Early Signs of Rhythm” puts Temple’s influences on full display, channeling the frenetic energy of 70s New York no-wave artists like Lizzy Mercier Descloux and Liquid Liquid, along with records recorded at the late Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas, such as Grace Jones’ “Private Life” and Talking Heads’ Remain in Light.

This infectious groove hits you immediately, the percussive attributes lift the soundscape and deliver this immense course. The new release dazzles with the multitude of layers, textures and dynamic shifts that the arrangement moves towards. Art Feynman delivers another vivid creation that exudes such devouring hooks, a gloriously satisfying listen.

This album is destined to be one of the richest, courageous and exciting albums of the year.

Until now, Art Feynman has strictly been a solo act, a way for Temple to explore surprising sonic landscapes without the burdens of identity. Be Good The Crazy Boys was recorded live in-studio with a full band. The result captures a spirit of restless anxiety, and recalls the most frenetic work by Talking Heads, or Oingo Boingo at their darkest. “Sonically, I was inspired by records that were recorded at the late Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas such as Grace Jones’ ‘Private Life,’ Lizzy Mercier Descloux’s Mambo Nassau, and Talking Heads’ Remain in Light.” Despite these callbacks, Be Good The Crazy Boys remains firmly rooted in modern concerns, with songs about fearing the end of the world and struggling with FOMO — narratives that would be relatable if they didn’t sound so completely unhinged. 

Slightly twisted takes on Kosmische musik, worldbeat, and art pop can be found scattered across the Art Feynman discography, but with Be Good The Crazy Boys, Temple fully immerses himself into pools of collective madness. With Be Good The Crazy Boys, Art Feynman proves to be more than just a character. He represents the part of the modern, collective consciousness that’s struggling to maintain balance in a toxic, chaotic world. In less skilled hands, that concept could result in a very somber listen. Fortunately, when Art Feynman gets his hands on the chaos of the modern age, it simply makes you want to dance. 

Temple explains, “To me, there was a lot of energy that needed to be released as the result of living in isolation for six years. It also seems to speak to a general anxiety we’re all holding, but it’s expressed in a cathartic way.” It’s this acknowledgement of general anxiety that separates Feynman from the other fictional personas that have been cropping up in the music world lately. Feynman doesn’t sound suave, confident, or even heartbroken in these songs; it sounds like he’s on the verge of a panic attack.

Be Good The Crazy Boys track list:
1. Early Signs of Rhythm
2. In CD
3. Therapy at 3pm
4. All I Can Do
5. He Dances Light
6. PASSED OVER
7. Chasing My Life
8. Desperately Free
9. I Do

https://lnk.to/crazyboys

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