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Aproject created by Kawabata Makoto, along with the entire post-hippie community in Nagoya, far from the limelight of Tokyo or Osaka. 12 people, a dog, and a cat appear on their first album. The ethnic impromptu guitarist Makoto and his friends Higashi Hiroshi, a fisherman-style guitarist, Koizumi Hajime, drummer “à la monk”, Tsuyama Atsushi, the Akaten / Omoide Hatoba bassist, and Cotton Casino (from Mady Gula), a singer who uses her keyboard to create sounds similar to those of an X-ray machine gun. Their records bring together a mad combination of zen and the psychedelic, in which all sorts of new sounds are left to the imagination. A number of ethnic, and at times newly invented instruments are used by Kawabata-san. Listening to their music leaves you feeling high. Within the first five minutes you start seeing red and orange spirals and your clothes soften and drape loosely around your body. It’s enough to just look into a mirror : your hair, your beard (yes women, yours too !) will have grown dark and curly, and you are now a member of the Acid Mothers Temple family. Parts of this music could well have been taken from Pierre Henry, who, after a night spent drinking, would start mixing two discs of Musica Transonic at once. I think the word “bizarre” best describes this group, which lies somewhere amidst random psychedelic noises and long serene pauses, both ethnic and “concrete”. Acid Mothers Temple is also a collective record label which allows for a limited edition in the hundreds of copies (the Golden Series collection) of the most intriguing projects of the guru Kawabata Makoto and his friends.
The above text is lifted from the collaborative effort of Japanese Independent Music book+CD published by SONORE in 2001.To update this version, JAAPAN welcomes your suggestions. For comments, updates, and corrections, feel free to contact us.
Discography (to be completed):
- No Title (Acid Mothers Temple, AMT-01, Tape 1996)
- No Ttle (Acid Mothers Temple, AMT-02, Tape 1997)
- Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (PSF, PSFD-93, CD, 1997)
- Studio and Live (Acid Mothers Temple, Tape 1999)
- Pataphysical Freak Out MU!! (PSF, PSFD-106, CD 1999)
- Ivan Piskov’s Wild Gals a Go-Go : original motion picture soundtrack (Acid Mothers Temple, AMTCD-001, CD 1999)
- Live in Occident (Detector, MP-19, 2LPs 2000)
- V/A Land of the Rising Noise vol.3 (Charnel Music, CHCD-33, CD 1999)
- V/A Floralia Vol.3 (Wot4 Records, WOT4CD-99003, CD 1999)
- V/A KFJC Live from the Devil’s Triangle (KFJC FM, CD 1999)
- V/A Musiques Japonaises indépendantes des années 90 (Sonore, SON-03, Book + CD 1998)