Sunday, August 24, 2008

Acid Mothers Sunday vol 8

As everyone knows, there are two (main) versions of Acid Mothers Temple these days, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. and Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno. The Cosmic Inferno started out playing a darker, heavier version of the Melting Paraiso, but recently have becoming a little more bliss out/freakout. The Cosmic Inferno has recently seen Afrirampo's Pika join their ranks, keeping with the two drummers aspect of the Cosmic Inferno sound. Anyway, the Cosmic Inferno recently finished up a UK & Ireland tour and are planning another one of Europe for November. Where this leaves USA AMT heads is anyone's guess, but hopefully they will bring the Cosmic Inferno/Pika traveling circus to the States soon! The Cosmic Inferno also has two new CDs available, the super fantastic Pink Lady Lemonade ~ You're From Outer Space on Riot Season and a live album on Vivo Records that I just ordered from Eclipse. Eclipse is also stocking a DVD of the Cosmic Inferno with Pika recorded live in Japan.

Here is a jam from the middle of "Pink Lady Lemonade" recorded on Aug 6 2008 at Whelan's in Dublin, Ireland. It is a weird, disco sounding massive riff that gets the full on AMT treatment. This is a lossy mp3 and I recommend you download the whole show from
, thanks to AMT message board poster NJM for recording and posting this one.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno - Do You Like Space Disco? (recorded live Aug 6 2008 Dublin Ireland

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

So great...

Norm McDonald on the Bob Saget roast. Not sure if this clip works on its own, probably not... but in the context of the whole roast, it was brilliant. Scoundrel! Thanks Videogum.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My fave song today: Damin Eih, ALK and Brother Clark - Thundermice

Ok, I am not even sure how I stumbled upon this one... some sort of related artist to Relatively Clean Rivers or something on Regardless, I had never even heard of Damin Eih, ALK or Brother Clark and their private press album Nevermind from 1973. I don't even know much now, what I did find out I learned from this entry (and comments) on the awesome Garden of Delights blog. The whole album really does have a totally stoned vibe, well recorded, groovy instrumentation; sometimes a little overboard on the harmonies/singer-songwriter vibe, but at its best it really does have something for everybody. The evidence is "Thundermice," my fave track on the album, hell my fave (non Lil Wayne) track in general of the last few days... An almost sub dark America vibe opens the song with the wide open strumming and runs up and down the neck and that spark of harmonics on an acoustic. The deep voiced bummer vocals affect a vaguely English feel (these dudes were from Minnesota it seems) touching on what could be that elusive so-called "acid folk." Calming, but still kinda dark (thunder clouds, yo!) the jam leads into an awesome breakdown around 1:42 when a rudimentary guitar/fuzz solo takes over for about 30 second before the vocals, strums and piano sink back in. Even the harmonies of "thundermice, thundermice, thundermice" after the solo are great. Since the songs bleed into each other, this one cuts off with a few seconds of the next song "Monday Morning Prayer's" mantra of "the world is ridiculous, the worlds is ridiculous, the world is ridiculous" and I swear to god it reminds of Fugazi. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a legit edition (or non legit, even) for purchase on the internet... if anyone finds one, drop a line.

Damin Eih, A.L.K. and Brother Clark - Thundermice (from the LP Nevermind)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Flower Travellin' Band Reform...

Looks like I am a bit behind the times on this one, but the mighty Flower Travellin' Band have reformed and played/will play some shows in Japan. Cool article from the English language Japan Times here. Looks like they are also going to have a new album, We Are Here, coming out in Sept. Crazy.