About a month ago the album ‘Singularity’ by Par Asito came out. If you see the cover of the album and hear the name of the album you are probably thinking that this has to be some kind of psychedelic, spacy rock. And you are completely right. This is a trio made of Bass, Synth, guitar and Drums and it is trippy as hell. Five tracks to lose you mind to. Check them out now.
In Massachusetts their is a freerock collective called Sunburned Hand of the Man wich makes music ranging from easy listening psychfolk to hyper space rock. Their new album is called “Headless” and is out on Cardinal Fuzz. Perfect music to trip on, tune in now and let your mind wander.
The Swedish instrumental space rockers Svenska Psykvänner have released their new EP “The Hägersten Sessions” August 23 on Drone Rock records. Four tracks of exquisite space rock. Tune in now for some Swedish trippin.
Iglesia Atomica is a band from Puerto Rico and they have been a couple of times on Fuzzy Sun with some of their music. The band creates heavy space rock, cosmic fuzz from outer space. Their latest releases are “bootleg” series of unreleased outtakes improvised and recorded live during rehearsals. These two releases are absolutely magnificent space rock so brace yourself and tune in.
The London trio Psychic London has made with “Freak Mammal” their strongest album to date. “Freak Mammel” is a very succeeded mix of space rock, psych and kraut. It is not the most easy album to listen to but after a couple of times it starts entering you brain and it start to feel comfy there and it will never leave.
If I ever won a spaceship and go cruising through the cosmos then this will be my favorite album.
Acid Mothers Temple is a Japanese psychedelic/space/noise rock band who has produced and immense amount of music since their start in 1995.
To start I want to say I am a big fan of the band but it is not that I know all of their music or all of their history. I am not a good researcher nor can i write very good but I am dedicated to the music i like. So sorry in advance for mistakes and stuff like that, I just want to share a bit of and overview of what the band has accomplished and shine a light on their brilliance. I will start with the releases AMT (and their offshoots) did. I won’t focus on live albums (I know some absolutely great stuff is in there but i got to skim some stuff or this will never end). So, this is for fun and to share their cosmic music.
If you are a fan of Japanese heavy psych and noise I have another lengthy post filled with new and obscure old music called ‘The Cosmic side of Japan’.
In a second post i wil focus on side projects and guest preformances of Kawabata Makoto.
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
The band has had a lot of different line-ups over the years but has been led by Kawakabato Makoto from the beginning. AMT had loads of guest musicians wich is hard to keep track of. It is Kawabata that started Acid Mothers Temple with Suhara Keizo, Higashi Hiroshi, Cotton Casino, Koizumi Hajime and Mano Kazuhiko. From 1996 to 1997 they released three casettes (3 of them on their own AMT label and one on LA Musica Records).
Going under the name Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. they released their first self titled EP on P.S.F. records.
While the band evolved and grew their started forming different offshoots of the band but I want to get into that later because the different side projects and offshoots are not only great, they are many too. At this point drummer Ichiraku Yoshimitsu and guitarist Higashi Hiroshi were added to the band. Another demo called ‘Freak Out’ was released.
The second and third LP were released while the band toured a lot more and was again released on their own label. ‘Pataphysical Freak Out MU!!’ and ‘Wild Gals A-Go-Go’ where released in 1999 with a new bassist called Tsuyama Atsushi (The Cosmic Joker).
‘Pataphysical Freakout Mu’ is a gorgeous record where AMT focuses on trippy sounds and psychedelic rock and is less noise than other work.
‘Wild Gals A Go-Go’ is a strange work, a fake conceptual soundtrack album featuring Sachiko Kawabata , Tsuyama Atsushi , Koizumi Hjime , Kawabata Makoto, Yoshida Masayuki , Suhara Keizo, Ayano Performer , Father Moo ,Yoko Synthesizer,, Higashi Hiroshi, Kaneko Tetsuya Vocals ,Cotton Casino.
In 2000 they released third album ‘Troubadours from Another Heavenly World’ (on P.S.F.) and ‘La Nòvia’ (Bam Balam Records).
Between releasing live albums AMT released their double LP ‘Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!)’ and their fourth album ‘New Geocentric World of Acid Mothers Temple’
Still in 2001 we see drummer Ichiraku Yoshimitsu join the band and with that double drum line-up they would release and alternate version of Terry Riley’s ‘In C’.
If you think that band would slow down you are very wrong, because 2002 is a very productive year for AMT with the release of ’41st Century Splendid Man’, ‘Electic Heavyland’, ‘Univers Zen ou de zéro à zéro’ and ‘St. Captain Freak Out & the Magic Bamboo Request’ and two EPS and five live albums. While on a massive world tour they where joined by filmmaker Audrey Ginestet who filmed the 2002 USA tour and released this a ‘Dakonan’.
Acid Mothers Temple SWR & Acid Mothers Gong
In that same year AMT had their own yearly Japanese festival (Acid Mothers Fest). This started a new flow and a new band name. They changed to Acid Mothers Temple mode HHH but now known as Acid Mothers Temple SWR (Yoshida Tatsuya of Ruins) .
2003 started with the fusion of french psychers Gong (Acid Mothers Gong). The split between AMT and Kinski was released.
2004 is the year that vocalist Cotton Casino left the band. But live their was no talk of quitting, Acid Mothers Gong did a tour and released and album and Melting Paraiso did two tours and released 6 albums.
Acid Mothers Afrirampo
In the meantime another collaboration took stand between Acid Mothers Temple and Afriramp called Acid Mothers Afrirampo.
while another collaboration between Acid Mothers Temple and Afrirampo, Acid Mothers Afrirampo, released an album as well called ‘We Are Acid Mothers Afrirampo’.
Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno
In 2005 we get the tenth anniversary of Acid Mothers Temple wich, ofcourse, gets us a new band called Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno with the member Kawabata, Higashi Hiroshi, Tabata Mitsuru, Okano Futoshi, and Shimura Koji. Whith AMT SWR still on tour The Cosmic Inferno released several albums.
In 2006 female vocalist Nao entered the timeline in AMT & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. and in that period releasing two albums ‘Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky?’ and ‘Myth of the Love Electrique’
Acid Mothers Temple & the Incredible Strange Band is another ofshoot that happened in 2006 with Tsuyama Akiko, Suhara Keizo, Aiko, Tsuyama Atsushi, and Kawabata Makoto.
Also in 2006 Kiragawa Hao joined The Cosmic inferno as a vocalist but list after touring the united states in 2007. While this was happening Kawabata and Tsuyama started and other offshoot with Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru so that soon we got Acid Mothers Guru Guru.
In 2007 vocalist Kitagawa Hao started in AMT & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O and who would have guessed, they released another bunch of albums! ‘Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under the Stars’ , ‘Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo’.
‘Ominous from the Cosmic Inferno’ by AMT and the Cosmic Inferno say the light of day in 2007.
In 2007 AMT & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. released ‘Acid Motherly Love’ on Riot Season Records. At this moment only the core of the band plays in this album. The band on ‘Acid Motherly Love’ is made of Tsuyama Atsushi, Higashi Hiroshi, Shimura Koji and Kawabata Makoto. Their was also a re-release from ’41st Century Splendid Man’ on Essence Records.
The year closed with a release called ‘The Early Acid Mothers Temple Recordings 1995–1997’.
2008 started with again the core member of AMT & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. releasing ‘Recurring Dream and Apocalypse of Darkness’. In that same period U.F.O. released about 2 more albums.
In that year we get one of the more popular albums by AMT and the Cosmic Inferno called ‘Pink Lady Lemonade ~ You’re From Outer Space’.
2009 brought four more albums called ‘Interstellar Guru and Zero’, ‘Lord of the Underground: Vishnu and the Magic Elixir’, ‘Are We Experimental?’ and ‘Dark Side of the Black Moon: What Planet Are We On?’.
In 2010 Cotton Casino joined the band for the first time since 2004 to release the album ‘In 0 to ∞’.
2011 brought a new one from The Cosmic Inferno ‘For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Goofy Funk’ and two albums from Melting Paraiso U.F.O. called ‘Pink Lady Lemonade ( You’re From Inner Space)’ and ‘The Ripper at the Heaven’s Gates of Dark’.
Another offshoot in 2011 is Acid Maso Temple wich is Kawabata, Aiko and Keizo Suhara and Yamazaki Maso. Together they releases a split album with Kill Kill Kill called ‘The Electric Kool-aide Results’
Are you guys still with me? because we are in 2012 when AMT and the Paraiso U.F.O. released ‘Son of a Bitches Brew’ and a take on one of the albums from AMT & The Cosmic Inferno’s albums called ‘IAO Chant from the Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out’
in 2013 AMT & the Melting Paraiso UFO gifted us with the album ‘In Search For the Lost Divine Arc’ and a fantastic offshoot called Acid Mothers Temple & Space Paranoid wich formed because the booking agent wanted AMT to play some Black Sabbath tunes, so we get ‘Black Magic Santori’ and The Cosmic Inferno released ‘Doobie Wonderland’ in that year.
Now we take a bit of a leap. From 2014 to 2018 it is mostly Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. that is releasing music. But it is not like they are calming down, in 2014 we get ‘Astrorgasm from Inner Space’, in 2015 they release ‘Benzaiten’. In 2016 ‘Wake to a New Dawn of Another Astro Era’ and ‘Pink Lady Lemonade (You’re So Sweet)’. 2017 again two releases called ‘Those Who Came Never Before‘ and ‘Wandering The Outer Space.
2018 Brought Seven!!! releases with ‘Either The Fragmented Body or the Reconstituted Soul’, ‘Electric Dream Ecstacy’, ‘Hallelujah Mystic Garden part 1’, ‘Paralyzed Brain’, ‘Sacred and Inviolable Phase Shift’, ‘Trails to the Cosmic Vibrations’ and ‘Reverse of Rebirth in Universe’.
2019 brings us ‘Hallelujah Mystic Garden Part Two’ , a partial reissue and record day store release ‘Invisible Eyes And Phantom Cathedral’ , a live album, a reissue of the Kinski/AMT split and a live casette reissue from ‘Who Does The Space Troubadour Sing For?’
Now another 2019 re-release on vinyl with a special vinyl mix by kawabata hits the shelves. Again on Riot Season Records comes the epic rerelease of ‘Minstrel In The Galaxy’.
In 2020 the band, with another newish line-up release ‘Chosen Star Child’s Confessionwith the added presence of Geoff Leigh (ex Henry Cow).
We get two more splits too, on with Yoo Doo Right and one with The Paul Kidney Experience.
This is, for the moment, the end of Part 1. I will try to keep this post updated with new releases. In the near future their will be a new post about the Kawabato Makoto’s solo work and side projects.
The L.A. noiserockers Orphan Goggles released a split single with the legendary Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. .
‘Hey Bud, How’s Your Blood?’ is the track from Orphan Goggles and we get a video for the track to0.
And some gorgeous psych ‘From planet Orb With Love Part 1’ by AMT.
The Myrros are band with a very comsic sound, it does not matter wich records from The Myrrors you play, each time you play one you get that comsic desert vibe.
Now they will release an LP on Cardinal Fuzz with two tracks on them spanning 30 minutes of trippy music. The songs were recorded in the winter months of 2014.
Listen to some of that music now.
A while ago I did a small post about the Peruvian label Necio Records. On their extensive catalogue is a release by the legendary psychedelic band Acid Mothers Temple.
In September 2017 the band released ‘Either The Fragmented Body Or The Reconstituted Soul’ on Necio Records and new the LP gets a reissue.
Get yourself thelimited special LP edition and tune in for some gorgeous space music.
The Belgian band Stadt released their new album ‘The is/Nothing Twice’ and it is a beauty. STADT deals in psychedelic tinged music, but the band can shift from indie to chaotic space rock on the same song. This is an album that needs intense listening and where you can find new layers and genres with each listen.
Necio Records was established in 2013 and deals in prog , psych, Stoner, doom, jazz, experimental and noise. The Peruvian label has built up quite an interesting catalogue over the years and i wanted to share an overview of the bands on the label.
I will pick a couple of bands on the label that are quite original. And I will start with the first release on the label by the band Papa Nui. I can’t seem to find a lot of info on this duo but the two tracks that are released in 2015 are pretty cool. The very long tracks feature wild saxophone, and riffs with a high heavy psych vibe. Check out ‘Rigal Kentaur’ here.
Next up is the magnificent space rock by ‘Spatial Moods’ wich is a four piece band from Lima. they released their S/T album in 2017 and is one hell of a trip. cannot recommend enough. Check out an interview they did with Do you even psychedelic?.
The Terrorist Collective is a trio that has a couple of releases on Necio records as well and they have a very interesting sound, they can go from noise to trippy psychedelia.
Necio Records is not only spacerock and with the following band that becomes clear, Dumo is an experimental noise/jazz trio and in 2016 they released ‘Auri Sacra Fames’ wich is hard to describe so you better listen for yourself.
El Jefazo is the first band we come across on Necio Records that leans to fuzzed out stoner. They released their S/T in 2016.
Acestro is a band covered on Fuzzy Sun before. They make these slow cosmic riffs and each release is a good one. This one is called ‘El regreso de los brujos’ and was released in 2016.
Now we go full Peruvian doom with Satánicos Marihuanos, but it is not only doom, they can shift eaily to psych.
And ofcourse, quite fitting in this label we come across the 20th release on Necio Records, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. with ‘Either The Fragmented Body Or The Reconstituted Soul’. The band that never quits releasing psychedelic trippy stuff, and on this release they do not dissapoint either.
The Slow Voyage released their album ‘Time Lapse’ in 2018 and uses a fine blend of garagerock and psychedelic rock. One hell of an album that needs to be turned on loud.
Familia De Lobos is a band that made quit a ripple with their S/T album.
Rito Verdugo is 4 piece Heavy psych band that just thrashes all the way. ‘Cosmos’ was recorded live in 2018.
Los Acidos is the last band i am going to share here, so by now you will have an idea what kind of music you can expect from Necio Records, I suggest you follow them and check out many more of their releases. A lmagical label filled with trippy goods and cosmic vibes.
Now, this is spectacular. The new LP by the Portuguese band Black Bombain is a sonic fest for heart and ears. They worked with three different electronic composers in three different recording settings (an old workers auditorium, a huge empty space on the postal office building and on a reverberation room on the university of engineering). These three composers (Jonathan Saldanha, Luís Fernandes, Pedro Augusto) pushed the band in a new sonic landscape.
Black Bombaim made an incredibly powerful work, a psychedelic trip. The LP is out on Cardinal Fuzz and Lovers And Lollypops.
Check out this piece of impressive music now.
The New Zealand trio The Spectre Collectve released their second album “Cosmosis” January 18.
Their new album is filled with kraut kraut jams and psychedelic tunes. The album contains a hypnotic quality, the basslines of the tracks slowly creep into your brain.
This is a real good and original psych album by a new band we will hear a lot from in the future.
Favorite tracks: The Banshee, Peyote Ugly
Enjoy The Spectre Collective.
Now they teamed up again with Riot Season Records for a Retrospective/compilation album called “Exerpts”. The profit of the pay-what-you-want album will go directly towards the Perhaps EU tour of 2019.
The Swedish band Kungens Män are true sonic magicians. With their latest album “Fuzz på svenska” they have created a work of astonishing beauty.
This album is a psychedelic trip. Extemely wel crafted and one you should play loud and listen to carefully.
Find them and more psych on Fuzzy Sun’s list.
Favorite track: Tung Dialog
The Spanish band Here the Captain speaking, the Captain is dead have released their self titled album September 12. The 5 track album is a hazy voyage into the cosmic.
Motorik space tunes for all your travels into the cosmos. Check out more psych on Fuzzy Sun’s spotify.
Dead Otter released their album on Riot Season Records. The 5 headed band from Glasgow made with “Bridge of Weird” and exceptionally good space rock record. Plentiful psychedelic solos but still filled with awesome riffs Dead Otter succeeded in making one hell of a music trip.
Favorite track: Waning
Check out more psych on Fuzzy Sun’s psychedelic spotify list.
Alright, I am intrigued. New music popped up on the great label Riot Season Recordings and its music by Perhaps, the great spacerock band from Boston. In morse code they announce Perhaps 6 and share a first song. Enjoy some repetitive space rock with the latest track “.--. . .-. .... .- .--. ... / .... . -..- .- --. --- -.”
Sounds from the future
Again good stuff on Riot Season Records. This time its the first single by UK band Dead Otter. “Bridge of Weird” is the last track on the album with that same name and spans 13 minutes in length. Thirteen minutes of psychedelic guitar tunes and roaring solos.
The full album will be released on August 17.
UK rockers Black Helium recorded their debut ‘Primitive Fuck’ at Hermitage Studios in 2017. The release is planned for July 20 on Riot Season records.
Black Helium is epic space/noise rock album that needs to enter your head. Listen to the two tracks that are up for a listen an buy this psych gem.