Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
The Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. are a
self-described "freak-out group for the 21st century" founded
in 1996 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective
led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto. Over the course of a half dozen
albums and several U.S. and European tours, they've become the
most significant Japanese psychedelic band operating today, and
one of the most dynamic rock bands, period.
In C CD (Squealer 037) 2002
LP version available on Eclipse Records
These recordings were originally released on vinyl-only
in 2001 by the excellent Arizona label Eclipse. This compact disc
reissue, in a lovely digipack, includes all of the material on
the vinyl version, as well as a bonus track (more on that in a
bit). The title track of the album is a wonderful interpretation
of the signature composition from composer Terry
Riley. AMT's interpretation of Riley's 1964 composition is
both sympathetic to the original and groundbreaking in its own
right. Also included is the track "In E", which AMT performed
often during their 2001 tour of the US. Even better, the compact
disc reissue includes the 19 minute bonus track, "In D", which'll
make you forget all the other chords.
Recorded at FTF studio, Indo-yo and Acid Mothers Temple.
Produced and engineered by Kawabata Makoto.
Art Work by Sachiko@Elf Design (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Layout for digipack by Cece Bell (email@example.com).
Front cover photo by Ishida Yoko.
Stonehenge photo by Yoshida Tatsuya.
Tsuyama Atsushi-Monster bass, voice
Higashi Hiroshi-Electric guitar, synthesizer
Kawabata Makoto-Electric guitars, violin, zuruna, synthesizer,
tambura, sruti box
Terukina Noriko-Vibraphone, glockenspiel
New Geocentric World of Acid Mothers Temple CD (Squealer
With the Songs:
1.PSYCHO BUDDHA (kawabata,tsuyama,ichiraku)
2.SPACE AGE BALLAD (cotton/tsuyama)
3.YOU'RE STILL NOW NEAR
ME EVERYTIME (haco/kawabata)
4.UNIVERSE OF ROMANCE (tsuyama/kawabata)
5.OCCIE LADY (kawabata,tsuyama,ichiraku,ginestet)
7.WHAT DO I WANT TO KNOW [LIKE HEAVENLY
KISSES part II] (kawabata,ginestet)
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. :
Casino : vocal, synthesizer, beer & cigarettes
: monster bass, acoustic guitar, vocal, cosmic joker
: drums, percussion, soprano saxophone, sleeping monk
: synthesizer, acoustic guitar, soprano recorder, chorus, dancin'
Ichiraku Yoshimitsu : drums, kendo
Mano Kazuhiko : tenorr
Ishida Yoko : peacock harp, chorus,cheese cake
Father Moo : guru and zero
Magic Aum Gigi : jew harp, erotic
Audrey Ginestet: bass, piano, voice, cosmos
Makoto : electric guitars, violin, bowed peacock harp, organ, bouzouki, zurna, alto
saxophone, cornemuse, synthesizer, vocal, speed guru
Recorded at Acid Mothers Temple, FTF studio and Mescalina
and engineered by Kawabata Makoto
Mastered by Kotani Tetsuya
Art work Cece Bell at SM Central
Photo by Ishida Yoko
to PSF records,Suhara Keizo and Acid Mothers Temple's family!
Contact the Acid Mothers Temple
[phone & fax] +81-52-882-2271
All our Acid Mothers stuff is now OUT OF PRINT. Pick up digital files at eMusic.
Listen to the Terrastock
edition of Fresh Air broadcast on NPR on 10/30/02.
Check out the interview with Makoto Kawabata at
And the Kinda
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