Oslo, Norway based doom/psych trio Superlynx presents their third full-length album, »Electric Temple«, which was just released on April 16th, 2021 via Dark Essence Records.
The band comments: “Our new album is out now! We are excited (and a bit nervous) to finally share the complete album with you. It is made with love, and we hope it will bring you some good moments in these strange times. We also hope we can play the new songs live before too long! We wish to thank Marc Urselli for mixing, Fridtjof Lindeman for mastering and our label Dark Essence Records for releasing »Electric Temple«.”
01. Rising Flame
02. Electric Temple
05. Sonic Sacrament
06. Returning Light
07. Laws Of Nature
08. Then You Move
09. Siren Sing
From Dark Essence Records:
»Electric Temple« is the third full-length album from Superlynx, the Norwegian trio known for its distinctive, genre-defying sound that combines doom, psychedelic and meditative atmospheres with heaviness and droning rock.
For Superlynx’s lineup of Pia Isaksen on bass and vocals, Daniel Bakken on guitars and Ole Teigen on drums, piano, keys and vocals, »Electric Temple« is both – a continuation on from their previous album »New Moon« and a further development of moods not previously explored by the band. Poignantly, »Electric Temple« also bears a deeply felt mark left by the tragic death of a close family member.
According to the band, the title of the album is a reference to Jimi Hendrix’s way of looking at music. As they explain:
“Our music and lyrics are as always very personal to us and refer to what we go through. Life, music, nature and inspiration is a general focus. We always want to push ourselves and explore deeper, wider and further and we feel this album shows our effort in that respect.
As Hendrix said, we call our music ‘electric church music’. Because it’s like a religion to us. And that is much like how we feel about ours. In music we find so much of what people seek in temples, religions or other spiritual forms – strength to endure trials, peace of mind, ecstasy, safety, hope, community, joy, transcendence etc. In the process of writing our third album this truth only become clearer to us. Music is our temple.”
Photo by Carl Eek
As to the actual technical aspects of the album Superlynx went to describe how fortunate they were that producer Marc Urselli got in touch with the band wanting to work on the album with them:
“He happens to be a multiple Grammy Award winning producer who has done sound for Nick Cave, Mike Patton, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, The Black Crowes and countless more. He also has a project with Lee Ranaldo & Jim Jarmusch, has played in a trio with Stephen O’Malley and has a project with people like Steve von Till, Matt Pike, Lori S, Dave Chandler and more.
But these credits were not what was important to us though. It was rather the fact that his sound was so in line with what we ourselves hoped to get out of this. Marc ended up mixing the album and we are really happy about how he has enhanced our sound.
The same goes for Fridtjof Lindeman of Strype Audio, who mastered »Electric Temple« as he did for our previous two albums. He is always a pleasure to work with and does excellent work every time.”
Recorded and produced by Ole Teigen in his studio Crowtown Recordings.
Album artwork by Pia Isaksen.
band photo by Carl Eek.
Pia Isaksen – Bass, Vocals
Daniel Bakken – Guitar
Ole Teigen – Drums, Piano, Keys, Vocals