Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Wake To A New Dawn Of Another Astro Era

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"Acid Mothers Temple - the next generation begins! With the departure of long time bass/drum duo Shimura Koji and Tsuyama Atsushi, AMT now have a new rhythm section featuring two young Japanese musicians, Satoshima Nani on drums and S/T on bass. Thus, Wake To A New Dawn of Another Astro Era is the first record in the second chapter of this legendary Japanese psychedelic rock group. Wake To A New Dawn Of Another Astro Era finds a rejuvenated Makoto Kawabata encompassing the best of what AMT has come to mean in the last twenty-one years. Deep ambient synth passages fade into deftly composed anthemic jams worthy of crowd favorite status like "La Novia" and "Pink Lady Lemonade". Makoto's guitar prowess reaches unfathomed apexes in epic crescendos while the new rhythm section holds down heavy Kraut-influenced repetition. Straddling the line between composition and improvisation, this is a legendary AMT record for sure. Features light show artwork by LiquidbiupiL. Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. at the time of this recording were: Kawabata Makoto : electric guitar, acoustic guitar, fretless bass, bouzouki, electric saz, sitar, synthesizer, electronics, tape, short wave, voice, speed guru; Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizer, noodle king; Tabata Mitsuru: electric guitar, guitar-synthesizer, acoustic 12 strings guitar, tape, voice, maratab; Satoshima Nani : drums, another dimension; S/T : bass (on "Meridian Dimension ~ Lost Milky Way"), space & time."
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I have to say that this album may the best put together Acid Mothers Temple album ever! The first track here is a well planned Krautrock like structure much like Amon Duul 2's Phallus Dei. Here a small signature riff is revisited ,over and agan,after short space jams over an 18 minute track. The first part of the second cut is more Gong-like in it's gliss-guitar float,then changes about half-way through it's length to a real guitar scorcher. But that's the whole thing here,....where many of their last few albums burn scorching hot from start to finish,this album has a good amount of tastefulness shown in how the tracks ebb and flow. Is it that after how many hundreds of releases Kawabata and company are now a bit more wary of their reputation,....or is this just a one-off quirk? I don't know. But this is one of their best in a long time....and the first for this "new unit" too. It DOES make the listen wonder "What's next"! Try it. This is an extremely good one.
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