Penguin Cafe share From a Blue Temple — the latest single from the tenth anniversary reissue of their seminal debut album, A Matter of Life… 2021, out April 29.
Reminding us of their outside-the-box approach to composition, From a Blue Temple sees Arthur Jeffes incorporate his surroundings and bending what should or shouldn’t be considered an instrument, in order to create something magical.
“We'd been playing with a big piece of structural glass in the studio and had noticed that while it was impossible to smash, it did make a lovely low dong when you touched it, once you put a decent contact mic on it. So this became a big thing in the track, along with the main motif which is a musical rendering of the Fibonacci sequence (1,1,2,3,5,8). I wrote Blue Temple after having a crazy dream about a dusty town on the plains, overlooked by a mountain with a big blue temple on top. A procession of strange beings would come down to the town periodically playing this tune with a huge gong…”
A Matter of Life… 2021 will be available digitally and on vinyl for the first time.
· stream & download From a Blue Temple
· pre-order A Matter of Life… 2021 on LP · CD · DL