Temple Invisible is an electronic-rock/electronica/trip-hop/industrial duo, formed in 2012 in Bucharest, Romania. The band is comprised of actress Irina Bucescu and film director Costas Ivanov.
Temple Invisible‘s music diffuses a unique blend of electronic influences and musical genres combined with a classical sense of composition.
Since releasing their debut single ‘Disappearance’ in May 2014 they had gigs in the UK and France (Paris Fashion Week) and have performed at all major festivals and venues in Romania, sharing the stage with acts such as Orbital, Modeselektor, Actress, Douglas Dare, Bonobo etc. Temple Invisible has been aired by radios around UK (BBC RADIO 6, Amazing Radio, Reprezent Radio, THUMP, etc), USA, Russia, Australia, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and they've been critically acclaimed by publications such as Clash Magazine, The FADER, VICE (RO and US-NY), Hunger Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Richer Unsigned and many more.
So far they've released two EP's: ENTER_ (2014) and Void (2017) Their sound has been proudly compared to those of Depeche Mode, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Portishead, Gary Numan, Nine Inch Nails, and those of such kind.
“Paving the way in electronic music” — Hunger Magazine
"Artist of the week - Temple Invisible" - Richer Unsigned (in collaboration with Q Magazine)
"The crushing intensity of their music comes equipped with a redemptive, blissful edge" — Clash Magazine
"Temple Invisible hails from Romania, and makes a brand of dark, icy, electronica that feels like someone took the industrial tremor of Depeche Mode and the trip-hop sprinklings of Portishead, and made them spend the night locked together in a pitch black dungeon.” - THUMP/VICE NY
“As one of the most exciting electronic acts we have come across this year, Temple Invisible are certainly looking to introduce themselves to the world with a bang. (...) the production of their beats contradicts what you might expect and in the end, creates this whole new monster that envelops you with a sense of dread and urgency” - Mystic Sons
"Imagine if Daughter went '80s goth or a more psychedelic Portishead and you'll probably land in the ballpark of Temple Invisible" — The Line of Best Fit
"Irina's vocals draw you in with a dangerously smooth delivery of tone while the accompanying electro beats and synth sounds deliver wave after wave of hedonistic pleasure" — Suba-Culture
"These guys are very much a sound of their own making. A duo of multi-instrumentalists, they fuse heavy alt-rock inspired guitar riffs with a savage array of viscid beats, guiding all the while with twisting electronica and unsettling wispy tones from vocalist Irina Bucescu" — Sonicscope
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