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Acid Mothers Temple
« on: June 06, 2008, 01:02:14 PM »
I just discovered this Japanese space-rock outfit, Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (great name!) via their album "Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under the Stars." Very Hawkwind-ish, with trippy electronics and blistering guitar solos.  In a more ambient vein, AMT member Kawabata Makoto's "Hosanna Mantra" is a tribute of sorts to Popol Vuh's "Hosianna Mantra," wherein he weaves ambient guitar drones, looped sitars for an Ashra-like effect.  These are both on the Important label, which releases a lot of experimental/noise projects.

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Re: Acid Mothers Temple
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 03:52:25 PM »
Yes! Crystal Rainbow is an excellent album. I've been getting into these guys for a while now, they seem to be the only ones up to the task of carrying on the space rock torch from Hawkwind. Their sound is mighty and deep, and most definitely spacey, and they know how to throw a jam like nobody else (except for hawkwind, who are still miles beyond). Have you checked out their new one, also out on important. It is crazy! Like Slayer infused with Hawkwind. I would concur with you on Kawabata's solo stuff, very nice. And another great AMT album (or rather Mothers of Invasion) is Hot Rattlesnakes...

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Re: Acid Mothers Temple
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2008, 11:30:25 AM »
Another fan here...

They seem to put a new album out every week (go to Aquarius Records website, http://www.aquariusrecords.org/, and do a search...)  Some are great, some total head-scratchers, but all are worth a listen.  "In C" is my current favorite, along with the "Bordello" 4-disk set.  Incredible.
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Re: Acid Mothers Temple
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008, 04:56:35 PM »
All right, dudes. I have been talking with my bro who is a big fan of AMT and Hawkwind. We are both far bigger into Hawkwind but we mutually agree that AMT is the only band in existence that even begins to touch 2nd place. I have a number of AMT albums but have never quite had that defining moment where that love and loyalty to the music goes to a different level. Recently, though, my friend has experienced this love, and I am jealous. To remedy this situation, I am going to have a 5 cd changer AMT marathon and just keep listening until the interdimensional portals open up and the quantuum allien-sylphs emerge to escort me to their jewel kingdom far beneath the earth's crust. Will let you know how it goes... ???

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Re: Acid Mothers Temple
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008, 08:13:06 PM »
Right on, space brother!!!  May you travel through the realms of interstellar nirvana as your brain melts into a pool of pure cosmic energy............

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Re: Acid Mothers Temple
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 12:38:43 AM »
Right on, space brother!!!  May you travel through the realms of interstellar nirvana as your brain melts into a pool of pure cosmic energy............

Thanks for the well wishing, but damn! just as I was donning my reflecting mirror suit and face shield helmet and preparing for travel I got sidetracked by a slag heap of Euro Beat house music (of all things!!), pumping irresistably from the radio. That stuff just catches me off guard sometimes. Tomorrow is the day though!!

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Re: Acid Mothers Temple
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2009, 09:07:07 AM »
While I do like AMT in a live context, I have seen them live three times, it's something I rarely listen to at home. I just find it to be a little too static/lacking of dynamics. Besides sounds quality is not very good either.

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Re: Acid Mothers Temple
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2009, 09:12:40 AM »
The best thing about new Forum members showing up is that all these old topics get bumped back up and rediscovered.  Thanks, Headonist!  Totally off topic of course... I've never heard Acid Mothers Temple.
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