New Here We Go Magic – Make Up Your Mind

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Luke Temple, who released solo albums before forming Here We Go Magic, has never had a consistent sound.

Sometimes the musical styles will vary greatly within the same record.

What IS consistent, however, is his warm voice, which I find calming, especially when it’s set against the funky, strangely 80’s synthy sounds of a song like “Make Up Your Mind”.

Here We Go Magic – “Make Up Your Mind” by Secretly Canadian

Then there’s the simplicity of  “How Do I Know”, which kinda reminds me of what  Simon & Garfunkel might sound like if they were still making music in 2012.

i-D Online: How Do I Know, Here We Go Magic by i-D online

Listening to the album driving home from Santa Barbara, staring at the “Supermoon” on Saturday night, I enjoyed how it veered from meditative, spacious meanderings to slightly psychedelic pop, hitting on many other genres along the way. All of it good, even if it’s a little strange.

It’s hard to get to know this Luke Temple, but he is creating unquestionably good music and I guess that’s all you really need to know.

A Different Ship” was produced by Nigel Godrich (who you may know from his work with Radiohead and U2) and is out this week.