Saturday, December 19, 2009

Acid Mothers Sunday vol 21: Penguin House Dec 18 2009

Full on blizzard mode here on the East Coast USA... so here is an AMT Sunday a day early. This time around, we have three sets from basically last night at Penguin House in Tokyo Koenji. Miminokoto (with Kawabata), Leningrad Blues Machine and Tsurubami recorded and uploaded by AMT message board poster Fuyuki. Great sets and awesome recordings with an AMT tie in for each band. Kawabata sits in with Miminokoto, Leningrad Blues Machine is Cosmic Inferno bassist Tabata's psych band (and of course we all recall Leningrad Psychedelic Blues Machine) and Tsurubami features Kawabata and Hiroshi from AMT. Whew!

Miminokoto with Kawabata - Live Dec 18 2009 Penguin House

Leningrad Blues Machine - Live Dec 18 2009 Penguin House

Tsurubami - Live Dec 18 2009 Penguin House

(can I just mention the awesome jam about 6 minutes into the Leningrad Blues Machine set sounds like Legion of Mary? Wow.. amazing.)

Thanks again, Fuyuki!

Yesterday I received the new AMT label disc, Acid Mothers Temple with with Ichiraku Yoshimitsu, AMT Festival Vol 7, a 16 track live recording that sounds phenomenal, but wow... check out the artwork!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Marble Sheep Live Nov 7 2009 M Room Philadelphia

Hey now... here is the audio from the Marble Sheep show at the M Room in Philly from last month courtesy of Mike from Prophase. I am not quite sure of the track listing, so any help in the comments is appreciated of course!

Marble Sheep - Nov 7 2009 M Room Philadelphia (12 songs @ 192)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Kawabata & Michishita - Maru Sankaku Shikaku (Circle Triangle Square) LP

The super duper awesome and long awaited Kawabata Makoto and Michishita Shinsuke LP Maru Sankaku Shikaku (Circle Triangle Square) just arrived and is available now from ye olde Prophase Music.

Two side long jams created by the Acid Mothers Temple main man Kawbata and Michishita from LSD March. This time around they use acoustic "ethnic" instruments creating some nice havoc in the drone world. Gorgeous green splatter vinyl in a gatefold sleeve! More pics coming later today... also this release is available on iTunes, yalls!
iTunes US

Sunday, December 6, 2009

First snow of the season....

Acid Mothers Sunday Vol 20: Blues for the Narcotic Kangaroo

This one is one of my all time favorite Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO tracks. "Blues for the Narcotic Kangaroo" is a 20+ plus minute jam that is one of the most unique songs in the AMT cannon. This one was only released on the tour vinyl that AMT were selling on their 2007 Crystal Rainbow Pyramid tour. Released by Important Records on splattered vinyl in an edition of 1000. The regular CD of Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under the Stars is one of my fave AMT releases and it is a slight shame that "Blues For the Narcotic Kangaroo" is not on the CD, but hell, the vinyl looks and sounds fantastic.

In addition to the "regular" AMT members, this song includes Kitagawa Hao on vocals and Ono Ryoko on saxophone. Ono Ryoko also plays with Sax Ruins and she plays in O-jazz with Tsuyama.

I just can't stress enough how much I love Ono's playing with AMT, it is a match made in heaven. She has the power and control to make some fantastic noise and washes of free squawk. But... as the blues of the title refers, this one features some rather trad playing, big Clarence Clemons storm clouds of emotional wow. Things get weirder and weirder with Ono and Kawabata way out front on this recording and the interplay between his guitar and her sax is just incredible. Things get super chaotic and the only thing holding on is a one note "Interstellar Overdrive" style plink while everything else swirls and pans from left to right at a dizzying pace. Things get more "Speed Guru" as the song goes on, faster and extreme, Ono keeping up most of the time. Unreal. I wish they would tour the USA with her, would love to hear her playing on a whole AMT set, especially "Pink Lady Lemonade." Oh man! Anyways, check it out and enjoy. It seems the LP is still available, so pick it up if you can.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO - Blues For the Narcotic Kangaroo vinyl rip @ 320

(photo is from AMT 2007 at the Unitarian Church Philadelphia, their only tour with vocalist Kitagawa Hao)