- Words: Cameron Macdonald
- Label: Room40
- XLR8R Rating: 5/10
Mother Nature and a few motorists steal the show on Temporacha. The Tokyo duo of Saya and Takashi Ueno do little more than perform twee, folksy melodies on a few acoustic instruments in outdoor settings, whether it be the wilderness or a car tunnel. The ambient sounds of rainfall, chattering birds, and passing cars often enrich the album, but many of the songs are so bare and half-asleep that one's short attention span is easily redirected to their surroundings. The 'Coats eventually pick it up on "Sitting By," where they play a jaunty guitar riff that almost overcomes the distraction of loud, firecracker-like snaps. However, Temporacha features too much wasted potential for great psychedelic folk.
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