Saturday, March 27, 2010

AMT in the newz!

Prophase/Alien8 Acid Mothers night gets some love from Japan Times article on Japanese bands at SXSW

The best Japanese performance, and one of the top shows at the fest, came from Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO on SXSW's opening night at bar Rusty Spurs. Just before starting, band founder Makoto Kawabata said to the soundman, "Can you push my guitar sound to the audience as loud as possible, please" as the crowd grinned in anticipation.

All in their 40s or older, the quartet began the first of several fantastic psychedelic jams with the insanely high volume causing the floor to shake and bits of dirt to fall from the ceiling. With things winding down, Kawabata and bassist Atsushi Tsuyama climbed atop the speakers at the sides of the stage. Kawabata began rubbing his instrument along the ceiling and then on the speaker adding a greater experimental edge to the proceedings. The audience roared their approval, but their cheers were buried under an avalanche of feedback.

Read the whole thing as they say, especially Kawabata's take on Japan Nite.

Also! The March 24th 2010 AMT at the Bottom of the Hill has been posted to, thanks Michael Z!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Acid Mothers Temple 2010 USA Tour Dates UPDATED

Hey all,

Starting at SXSW next week and they are off! Dig it! Also, you can pick up the vinyl of Are We Experimental? and the Kawabata/Michishita LP Maru Sankaku Shikaku (Circle Triangle Square), too!

Wed 17 March "SXSW" Rusty Spurs - Austin TX (at 1:00 a.m.)
Thu 18 March "SXSW" Canvas - Austin TX (at 4:15 p.m.)
Thu 18 March "SXSW" ESCAPES III - Austin TX (at 7:30 p.m.)
Fri 19 March "SXSW" Design within Reach - Austin TX (at 6:20 p.m.)
Fri 19 March "SXSW" Club 1808 II - Austin TX (at 1:00 a.m.)
Sat 20 March "MtyMx Festival" Autocinema Las Torres - Monterrey Mexico ttp://
Sun 21 March "WXSW Fest" Plush - Tucson AZ ttp://
Mon 22 March Casbah - San Diego CA ttp://
Tue 23 March Spaceland - Los Angeles CA ttp://
Wed 24 March Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco CA ttp://
Fri 26 March Mississippi Studios - Portland OR ttp://
Sat 27 March Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver BC ttp://
Sun 28 March Sunset Tavern - Seattle WA ttp://
Wed 31 March 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis MN ttp://
Thu 01 April The Picador - Iowa City IA ttp://
Fri 02 April Empty Bottle - Chicago IL ttp://
Sat 03 April Crofoot Ballroom Pike Room - Pontiac MI ttp://
Sun 04 April El Mocambo - Toronto ON ttp://
Mon 05 April La Sala Rossa - Montreal PQ ttp://
Tue 06 April Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge MA ttp://
Wed 07 April Knitting Factory - Brooklyn NY ttp://
Thu 08 April DC9 - Washington DC ttp://
Fri 09 April Johnny Brendas - Philadelphia PA ttp://
Sat 10 April Ottobar - Baltimore MD ttp://
Sun 11 April Local 506 - Chapel Hill NC ttp://
Mon 12 April Pilot Light - Knoxville TN ttp://
Tue 13 April Grey Eagle Tavern - Asheville NC ttp://
Wed 14 April Cosmic Charlie's - Lexington KY ttp://
Thu 15 April Hi-Tone Cafe - Memphis TN ttp://
Fri 16 April The Loft - Dallas TX ttp://
Sat 17 April Emos Alternative Lounge - Austin TX ttp://

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Acid Mothers Sunday vol 23: Take Up Thy Kaleidoscope (excerpt)

For this this Acid Mothers Sunday, we go back to the originals, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. and an excerpt of the bonus track to the should-be-in-this-week double vinyl version of Are We Experimental? on Prophase Music. "Take Up Thy Kaleidoscope" clocks in at 20 minutes or so, taking up one side of the double vinyl reissue (mastered for vinyl by Yoshida Tatsuya).

This is the first five minutes, a slow building, bluesy (for AMT) jam that gets more and more insane as the track goes on. Lots of panning and craziness and even some references to past AMT classics near the end. Kind of the opposite of a lot of the proper album (which featured shorter songs and more music concrete and less actual jamming), making it a great edition to the regular CD. Once again, they save some of their best stuff for vinyl only bonus tracks, it seems.

The double LP gatefold colored vinyl deal will be ready for the AMT show at SXSW so you can get it there (and AMT will have it on their USA/Canda 2010 Tour). As soon as a purchase link goes up on the Prophase site I will post it (here). 500 of these pressed and pretty much going insanely fast, so get 'em while you can. Dig some of the color schemes below:

(sorry for the goofy song naming by the way)

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Take Up Thy Kaleidoscope (excerpt)

UPDATE: I received my copies this week and they look amazing. The green/orange record is the most psychedelic looking slab of vinyl I have ever seen. UNREAL!!! Anyways, you can now buy one via Prophase, these are going super fast so get on board now!

UPDATE II: A reader asked about the colored vinyl counts, 500 total pressed:
150 on Blue
150 on Green
200 on Luscious Purple