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When an artist is trying to truly break their own self-imposed creative shackles, it sometimes help to essentially remove their self from the equation. For some, that means creating an entire new guise to work under. That’s just what Here We Go Magic member Luke Temple did this year with the release of his album Blast Off Through The Wicker under the name Art Feynman. Through that nom de guerre, he explored Afrobeat grooves and Krautrock anthemics, searching for something to stimulate both hip flexor and hippocampus.
Temple is obviously feeling a rush of inspiration with this assumed name as he has quickly turned around a new EP of material, and has plans to record a brand new full-length next year. While we wait for that, this new short set of tunes, entitled Near Negative and soon-to-be released digitally on December 15th by Western Vinyl , will do just fine in the interim. And what he has presented for Paste readers today is a lo-fi dancefloor shaker that envisions a cheerful kind of response to a disaster. Temple/Feyman actually makes it sound fun to go seeking shelter as the shit goes down.