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Acid Mothers Temple
AMT
Kawabata Makoto, the nucleus of
Acid Mothers Temple.
Background information
Also known as Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., Acid Mother's Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (1995), Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno, Acid Mothers Temple Mode HHH (2003), Acid Mothers Temple SWR, Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies Blues, Acid Mothers Guru Guru, Acid Maso Temple, Acid Mothers Afrirampo, Acid Mothers Gong, Acid Mothers Guru Guru Gong, Acid Mothers Kaidan, Acid Mothers Temple & Space Paranoid, Acid Mothers Temple & the Incredible Strange Band, Acid Mothers Temple & Space Paranoid
Origin Japan
Genres Psychedelic Rock, Krautrock, Noise, Folk, Experimental Rock, Drone Rock, Space Rock, Progressive Rock, Acid Rock, Freak-Out Psychedelic, Hard Rock, World Music, Japanoise, Freeform Jazz
Years active 1995 - present
Labels Important Records, AMT, PSF, Alien8, Sub Pop
Associated acts Ruins, The Silence, Ghost, Gong, Guru Guru, Mainliner, Green Milk From The Planet Orange, Amazon Saliva, Bogulta, Human Shower, Nanycal Z, Nokemono, Psyche Bugyo, Zuinosin, Afrirampo, Alien's Social Dance Party, Amazon Saliva, Boredoms, Green Flames, Gugan, Kawabatabata, L & Friends, Leningrad Blues Machine, Mammal Machine, Monster DVD, Noizunzuri, Plugged Ear, Sanagi , Zeni Geva, Dip Apple, Galax, Godman, Uchu, Mady Gula Blue Heaven, Rebel Powers, The Birds (2), The Cosmic Sonic Tag Team, The Seventh Seal, Jiyu:jigen, Mauduit Nuit, Toho Sara, Moshroom, Hanshin Tygers of Pan Tang, Hijokaidan, Hiroshima Curved Air, Jango, Kintetsu Buffalo Springfield, Live Under The Sky, Subvert Blaze, Subvert Kaidan
Website Official
Current members Kawabata Makoto
Higashi Hiroshi
Tabata Mitsuru
Satoshima Nani
S/T

Acid Mothers Temple (In all of it's incarnations) is a Japanese psychedelic band (Also considered a soul collective and freak-out band), the core of which formed in 1995 as Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.. The band was created by guitarist Kawabata Makoto after the hiatus of Mainliner and early in their career featured many musicians, but by 2004 the line-up had drastically changed. The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. broke up briefly while Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno formed with a harder, heavier psych-rock sound until the former group re-formed with different vocalists and various guests in 2006. Many more side bands and projects under the Acid Mothers Temple name have formed throughout the years with other iterations and variations on psychedelic but all bands are considered a part of Acid Mothers Temple according to Kawabata Makoto.

The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. alone has over forty studio albums while the other incarnations all have at least one other studio effort under their belt. Acid Mothers Temple have been releasing studio and live releases along with touring relentlessly since 1995 whether through labels like PSF and Important or through their own Acid Mothers Temple imprint. The band is also notable for their Acid Mothers Temple Festival, held every year since 2002 and showcasing special performances.

The band consider themselves as a collective as many musicians have come to collaborate with the outfit over their lengthy existence such as Kinski, Guru Guru, Gong and Yoshida Tatsuya of Ruins to scratch the surface. Their music is typically themed around open psychedelia, song parodies, comedy, sex and professional wrestling.

HistoryEdit

(1995 - 1999)Edit

Kawabata Makoto formed his soul collective (Then known as Acid Mother's Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. in 1995 with Higashi Hiroshi, Hajime Koizumi, Suhara Keizou, Mano Kazuhiko and Cotton Casino among the founding members in live and studio though many folk would stop to briefly join this soul collective. Performing shows around Japan the band released a demo in 1996 limited to ten copies before dropping the apostrophe. Having recorded a host of material between 1995 and 1997 the band followed with two more self-titled demo cassettes before releasing their debut album Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. on 25 November 1997 via P.S.F. Records. The album was selected as one of the 50 best albums of the year by the British music magazine, The Wire. The band also followed with a second demo entitled Freak Out in support of their earliest known tour of the United States in 1998 (An appearance in San Fransisco).[1].

With more frequent touring under their belt and a personal label conceived in 1998 the band released their second and third respective albums in 1999 in Pataphysical Freak Out MU!! and a concept/fake soundtrack album in Wild Gals A-Go-Go. Both of these albums featured a new bassist under the name of Tsuyama Atsushi, also known as the Cosmic Joker.

In June 1998, the band played their first live gig in San Francisco, as part of a tour of America and Europe. In the UK, they headlined a bill which include The Pastels and Richard Youngs at the Psychedelic Trip Festival at the Glasgow School of Art. In Berlin, they collaborated with the NASA computer graphics animation team. during the tour the group also recorded live radio sessions for KFJC in San Francisco and XFM in London.

In November 1998, they toured Japan with Leningrad Blues Machine (led by Zeni Geva guitarist, Tabata). Tsuyama Atsushi took part in this tour as a guitarist.

From April to June the group toured America and Europe. From this tour, Tsuyama Atsushi joined the group on bass. This completed the current live line-up of the group. In this tour, they headlined the Deep Heaven Festival in Boston, but due to the massive volume the police were called and the festival was forcibly closed down. The group headlined at the first day of the F*te de l'Humanit* in Toulouse, France. Radio sessions were recorded for KFJC in San Francisco and WFMU in New York. A tour of Japan followed in September that year.

(2000 - 2004)Edit

Acid Mothers Temple began the year by releasing a live double album entitled Live in Occident, documenting their 1999 tour of the United States and Europe. In April,the group played their first gig in seven months, headlining at the Psychedelic Festival in Osaka. The line-up was the same as last year's touring unit with Zoffy also performing. The band also released a 12" of their cover of the Occitan traditional song La Novia on Eclipse Records that October along with what they considered their third album Troubadours From Another Heavenly World and a mostly sold out world tour to follow.

2001 began with the release of double LP Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!) and what was considered their fourth album New Geocentric World of Acid Mothers Temple. In what was their first Japanese gig in a year saw new drummer Ichiraku Yoshimitsu in the fold. A commemorative tour EP entitled Master of the Universe was composed as the band toured the UK and Ireland in a completely sold out tour in May. The band would follow with a tour of the US in September but their headlining spot at CMJ Music Marathon was canceled due to the September 11th attacks. However both performances in Chicago (At Reckless Records and WNUR Radio) were eventually released as The Day Before The Sky Fell In and The Day Before The Night Fell In respectively. Tours with Circle and Kinski followed in the UK and Japan, the latter featuring a double-drum lineup of Yoshimitsu and Hajime. The band would also release an album with their version of Terry Riley's In C.

2002 would prove to be one of the most productive years for Acid Mothers Temple, seeing release of four different studio albums, two EPs and five live albums sold on a massive world tour. French filmmaker Audrey Ginestet joined the band and filmed them throughout their 2002 USA tour with an eventual release of the tour diary as Dokonan. The soul collective had also hosted its own yearly festival in Japan that same year, appropriately titled Acid Mothers Festival, which has been attended by Yamazaki Maso of Masonna, Afrirampo, Yoshida Tatsuya, Mani Neumeier, Kuriyama Jun, Ohpia, and Seiichi Yamamoto of Boredoms. 2003 saw the beginnings of a new group, initially known as Acid Mothers Mode HHH but now known as Acid Mothers Temple SWR featuring Yoshida Tatsuya of Ruins. While members of the group toured Europe with the Japanese New Music Festival 2003 would mark the first year of touring for Acid Mothers Temple SWR. 2003 also saw the beginnings of a collaboration with French psychedelic group Gong as Acid Mothers Gong. Two split albums saw release this year and Acid Mothers Gong made their first live appearance in October 2003 at Royal Festival Hall in London.

2004 marked the beginnings of new projects with Acid Mothers Temple along with the end of an era. On 26 March 2004 Acid Mothers Temple performed a last minute set at All Tomorrows Parties UK. Notably this was the final performance at the time of longtime vocalist Cotton Casino, who left the band to move to the United States and focus on raising a family.[2] The band soldiered on with a tour with Acid Mothers Gong and two Melting Paraiso tours, along with releasing seven studio albums (One with Acid Mothers Gong, six with the Melting Paraiso UFO, one of which was a four disc album spanning four hours!). The lineup by the end of 2004 before the Melting Paraiso UFO took a short hiatus was Makoto, Hiroshi, Atsushi and Hajime.

(2005 - 2009)Edit

On 11 February 2005 it was announced in celebration of the tenth anniversary that a new incarnation of Acid Mothers Temple was born: Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno, featuring Makoto, Hiroshi, Tabata Mitsuru (Zeni Geva, Leningrad Blues Machine and founding member of Boredoms) and the double-drum attack of Shimura Koji (High Rise, Mainliner, White Heaven) and Okano Futoshi (Ghost, Subvert Blaze). The band would release five studio albums under this moniker and form a world tour around this lineup. This also came with the debut studio album SWR by Acid Mothers SWR and a collaborative album entitled We Are Acid Mothers Afrirampo. The band would close the year with the Acid Mothers Temple Festival as the Melting Paraiso UFO alongside Ruins and Afrirampo.

2006 would see the return of Acid Mothers Temple to the live stage alongside new female vocalist Nao. Two albums in Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky? and Myth of the Love Electrique would see release along with a world tour in between the Japanese New Music Festival with Acid Mothers Temple SWR, a tour with Acid Mothers Gong and another tour with The Cosmic Inferno, including a new album entitled Starless & Bible Black Sabbath. On the UFO's end in 2007 saw a new though short-lived vocalist in Kitagawa Hao who performed on four new studio albums along with new albums by SWR (Stones, Women & Records) and The Cosmic Inferno (Ominous From the Cosmic Inferno). A re-release of 41st Century Splendid Man also saw release via Essence Records. Shimura Koji from the Cosmic Inferno also joined on as a full-time drummer to the Melting Paraiso UFO as both groups toured throughout 2007. The year would close with a vinyl re-release of the group's earliest demos as The Early Acid Mothers Temple Recordings 1995–1997 and an Acid Mothers Guru Guru show towards the end of the year.

2008 would see three brand new albums now as a quartet again, notably Recurring Dream and Apocalypse of Darkness which was more in lines to drone-doom and one of their heaviest releases showcasing two 36-minute songs. The Cosmic Inferno would also see two new albums along with new drummer Pika from Afrirampo in the fold. The biggest footnote of 2008 among the studio releases and touring however was Never Ending Space Ritual, a double-DVD live retrospective capturing live incarnations of Acid Mothers Temple from the early years to 2008 along with live footage of all known versions of the group and special live clips (Such as Rosina de Piera performing "La Novia" with the band.). 2009 would see four more Melting Paraiso UFO albums, among them the humorous Are We Experimental? and the dark heaviness of Dark Side of the Black Moon: What Planet Are We On?. The Melting Maraiso UFO would tour but also live performances came from Acid Mothers Kaidan (A collaboration with Hijokaidan)[3] and Acid Mothers Temple SWR.

(2010 - 2015)Edit

On 14 May 2010 at Club Goodman the Battle of Acid Mothers Temple was held, featuring SWR, The Cosmic Inferno, The Melting Paraiso UFO and the Melting Cosmic Blues Band. The majority of touring would involve SWR but the Melting Paraiso UFO would tour towards the end of the year. The band would release only one album this year in In O To ∞, a continuation on the In C release from some years back. Notably this album would feature Cotton Casino on an AMT release for the first time since 2004.

2011 would see one new album from The Cosmic Inferno and two albums from the Melting Paraiso UFO, notably Pink Lady Lemonade (You're From Inner Space) along with their relentless cycle of touring. 2012 would notably see the band become a quintet again with Mitsuru Tabata joining along as a second guitarist and vocalist. Two albums would come in the form of Son of a Bitches Brew and the Melting Paraiso's take on Gong's Master Builder (The Cosmic Inferno did an IAO Chant in 2005): IAO Chant from the Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out. 2013 brought one album In Search For The Lost Divine Arc as the group toured North America and Europe in support of it. Notably a new incarnation of Acid Mothers Temple named Acid Mothers Temple & Space Paranoid formed at the request of their Spanish booking agent who wanted to see them perform Black Sabbath tunes. This also led to their only studio album Black Magic Satori the same year. Notably, The Cosmic Inferno released Doobie Wonderland in 2013, their last studio album to date.

In 2014 Shimura Koji would retire from the group and Satoshima Nani would serve as his replacement, leading to this current lineup performing a world tour in support of Astrorgasm from the Inner Space. However the departures would not end as longtime bassist/vocalist Tsuyama Atsushi would announce his departure from the group at the end of 2016, ceasing live and studio activity with The Melting Paraiso UFO (Though he would remain active with Acid Mothers Temple SWR).[4] His final performance with the Melting Paraiso UFO was at the Acid Mothers Temple Festival on 12 December 2015 and was released the next year as Last Concert of the First Chapter.

(2016 - Present)Edit

In January 2016 it was announced that Takashi Uchida, better known as S/T (For "Space & Time") would become the new bassist, sharing vocal duties with Mitsuru Tabata, though he does not perform on the band's 2016 album Wake to a New Dawn of Another Astro Era . The quintet continued on with a world tour in support of the new record. A new record entitled Those Who Came Never Before also spawned the next year featuring S/T (Now known as Wolf), Cotton Casino and a live Kawabata Makoto recording from 1984 interpolated into brand new recordings.

Selected Discography: Studio AlbumsEdit

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.Edit

  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (25 November 1997, P.S.F. Records)
  • Pataphysical Freak Out MU!! (25 March 1999, P.S.F. Records)
  • Wild Gals A-Go-Go (November 1999, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Troubadours from Another Heavenly World (25 September 2000, P.S.F.)
  • La nòvia (October 2000, Eclipse)
  • Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!) (February 2001, Static Caravan Resonant)
  • New Geocentric World of Acid Mothers Temple (13 June 2001, Squealer)
  • In C (October 2001, Eclipse)
  • 41st Century Splendid Man (2002, tUMULt; December 2007, Essence)
  • Electric Heavyland (6 October 2002, Alien8)
  • Univers Zen ou de zéro à zéro (2002, Fractal)
  • St. Captain Freak Out & the Magic Bamboo Request (2002, Ektro)
  • Hypnotic Liquid Machine from the Golden Utopia (April 2004, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Mantra of Love (26 April 2004, Alien8)
  • The Penultimate Galactic Bordello Also the World You Made (20 September 2004, Dirter)
  • Does the Cosmic Shepherd Dream of Electric Tapirs? (5 October 2004, Space Age)
  • Close Encounters of the Mutants (November 2004, Multikulti)
  • Minstrel in the Galaxy (8 November 2004, Riot Season)
  • Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky? (13 June 2006, Ace Fu)
  • Myth of the Love Electrique (27 November 2006, Riot Season)
  • Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under the Stars (29 May 2007, Important)
  • Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo (19 June 2007, Ace Fu)
  • Acid Motherly Love (19 November 2007, Riot Season)
  • Recurring Dream and Apocalypse of Darkness (13 May 2008, Important)
  • Glorify Astrological Martyrdom (11 November 2008, Important)
  • Cometary Orbital Drive (9 December 2008, Bam Balam)
  • Interstellar Guru and Zero (28 April 2009, Homeopathic)
  • Lord of the Underground: Vishnu and the Magic Elixir (5 May 2009, Alien8)
  • Are We Experimental? (2 June 2009, Prophase)
  • Dark Side of the Black Moon: What Planet Are We On? (23 June 2009, Important)
  • In 0 to ∞ (28 April 2010, Important)
  • Pink Lady Lemonade ~ You're From Inner Space (5 April 2011, Alien8)
  • The Ripper at the Heaven's Gates of Dark (31 October 2011, Riot Season)
  • Son of a Bitches Brew (28 June 2012, Important)
  • IAO Chant from the Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out (12 November 2012, Riot Season)
  • In Search of the Lost Divine Arc (28 May 2013, Important)
  • Astrorgasm from the Inner Space (May 2014, Important)
  • Benzaiten (26 May 2015, Important)
  • Wake to a New Dawn of Another Astro Era (8 April 2016, Important)
  • Those Who Came Never Before (13 October 2017, Nod and Smile)

Acid Mothers Temple & the Cosmic InfernoEdit

  • Another Band from the Cosmic Inferno European Tour 2005 – Cosmic Funeral Route 666 (May 2005, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Anthems of the Space (June 2005, Ektro)
  • Demons From Nipples (18 July 2005, Vivo)
  • Just Another Band from the Cosmic Inferno (19 July 2005, Important)
  • IAO Chant from the Cosmic Inferno (20 September 2005, Ace Fu)
  • Starless and Bible Black Sabbath (21 February 2006, Alien8)
  • Ominous from the Cosmic Inferno (December 2007, Essence)
  • Journey into the Cosmic Inferno (8 September 2008, Very Friendly)
  • Pink Lady Lemonade ~ You're From Outer Space (15 September 2008, Riot Season)
  • For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Goofy Funk (17 July 2011, Chaotic Noise
  • Chaos Unforgiven Kisses or Grateful Dead Kennedys (15 June 2012, Chaotic Noise)
  • Doobie Wonderland (2 September 2013, Parallax Sounds)

Acid Mothers Temple SWREdit

  • SWR (2005, Very Friendly)
  • Stones, Women & Records (2007, Magaibutsu)

Acid Mothers GongEdit

  • Acid Motherhood (Credited to Gong) (2004, Voiceprint)

Acid Mothers AfrirampoEdit

  • We Are Acid Mothers Afrirampo! (December 2005, Acid Mothers Temple)

Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies BluesEdit

  • Featuring the Sun Love and the Heavy Metal Thunder (2006, Fractal)
  • he Soul of a Mountain Wolf (EP) (2007, Fractal)

Acid Mothers KaidanEdit

  • Kill The King of Noise (2008, Alchemy Music Store)

Acid Mothers Temple Guru GuruEdit

  • Psychedelic Navigator (18 September 2007, Important Records)

Acid Mothers Temple & Space ParanoidEdit

  • Black Magic Satori (2013, Safety Meeting)

Selected Discography: Live AlbumsEdit

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.Edit

  • Live in Occident (July 2000, Detector)
  • In WFMU 2000 (November 2000, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Born to Be Wild in the USA 2000 (Early 2002, Wabana)
  • Live In Japan (October 2002, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • USA (December 2002, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • UK No. 1 (December 2002, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • UK No. 2 (December 2002, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Last Concert in Tokyo (December 2003, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • The Day Before The Sky Fell In America 9/10/01 (2003, Eclipse / Galactic Zoo Disk)
  • The Night Before The Sky Fell In America 10th Sep 2001 (2004, Mandarinas)
  • In G (With Ultrasound) (2004, Time-Lag)
  • Goodbye John Peel: Live in London 2004 (2005, Dirter)
  • Power House of Holy (April 2006, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Dokonan - Acid Mothers Temple On Tour In US - Audrey Ginestet's Film (2007, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Acid Mothership Live (November 2007, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Acid Mothers Temple Festival Vol.5: Live At Tokuzo Nagoya Dec. 2006 (With Mani Neumeier and Kuriyama Jun) (December 2007, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Never Ending Space Ritual - History Of Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (Summer 2008, Swordfish Records)
  • Giant Psychedelia (With Yamamoto Seiichi) (December 2008, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Acid Mothers Temple Festival Vol. 7 (With Ichiraki Yoshimitsu) (16 January 2010, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Mega Psychedelia (With Yamamoto Seiichi) (January 2011, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Live as a Troubadour (June 2011, Important)
  • 2010: A Space Ritual (With Kido Natsuki) (14 March 2012, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Giga Psychedelia – Acid Mothers Temple Festival Vol.10 (With Yamamoto Seiichi) (January 2013, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Cometary Orbital Drive to 2199 (15 March 2013, Nod and Smile)
  • The Unlimited Dream Cloister (23 April 2014, FM3)
  • Live in Tolosa (With Rosina de Pèira) (25 August 2014, Bam Balam)
  • High on New Heaven, Live in New Haven (10 March 2015, Safety Meeting)
  • Live In North Carolina 2015 (2015, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Live in Castellón (8 November 2015, Discos Mascarpone)
  • You Can't Do That on the Radio Anymore (December 2015, Chaotic Noise)
  • Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK, 2011.11.05 (December 2015, Grumpy's Third Eye Lives)
  • Last Concert of the First Chapter (March 2016, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Live In Sweden (2016, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Live at Cabaret Victoria 2016 (2016, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Astro Infinity Discothèque (With Pikachu) (2017, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • On The Night Of Destruction (2017, Eye Vybe)

Acid Mothers Temple & the Cosmic InfernoEdit

  • 2006 Summer Live!! (15 January 2007, Enban)
  • Hardcore Uncle Meat: Live in Croatia 2005 (July 2007, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Hotter Than Inferno ~ Live in Sapporo 2008 (12 August 2008, Vivo)
  • Hotter Than Inferno - Live in Osaka 2007 (September 2008, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Shakespeare from the Cosmic Inferno 2008 (November 2011, Acid Mothers Temple)

Acid Mothers Temple SWREdit

  • Sax & The City (With Umezu Kazutoki) (2011, Magaibutsu)
  • Stones, Women and Records at Taku Taku 2009 (With Umezu Kazutoki & Seiichi Yamamoto) (2011, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Yes, No & Perhaps (2014, Magaibutsu)

Acid Mothers GongEdit

  • Live in Nagoya (2006, Vivo)
  • Acid Mothers Gong Live Tokyo (2006, Voiceprint)
  • Acid Mothers Gong Live @Uncon 06 (Live DVD) (2008, Voiceprint)

Acid Mothers Temple Guru GuruEdit

  • Underdogg Express (2009, Fünfundvierzig)

Acid Mothers Temple & Space ParanoidEdit

  • My Name Is Lucifer – Live in Kochi 2013 (2014, Acid Mothers Temple)

Acid Mothers Temple Compilation, Split and Demo AlbumsEdit

  • Acid Mother's Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (Demo Album) (April 1996, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. 1 (Demo Album) (February 1997, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. 2 (Demo Album) (February 1997, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • Freak Out (1998, La Musica)
  • Do Whatever You Want, Don't Do Whatever You Don't Want!! (2002, Earworm)
  • Magical Power From Mars (2003, Important)
  • A Thousand Shades Of Grey (Split album with Escapade) (2003, FünfUndVierzig)
  • Kinski / Acid Mothers Temple (Split album with Kinski) (2003, Sub Pop)
  • Japan Tour 2007 (Split album with Träd, Gräs Och Stenar) (28 February 2007, Acid Mothers Temple)
  • The Early Acid Mothers Temple Recordings 1995–1997 (26 November 2007, Synesthetic)
  • Zenkyokushuu (全曲集) (December 2009, Yokotin Label)
  • Stearica Invade Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (Collaborative album with Stearica) (6 December 2010, Homeopathic)
  • A Young Person's Guide to Acid Mother's Temple (20 November 2013, Donburi Disk)
  • The Psychedelic Fiction Sauce Book (September 2014, White Wabbit)
  • Acid Guru Pond (Collaboration with Bardo Pond and Guru Guru) (16 April 2016, Fire)
  • Pink Lady Lemonade (You're So Sweet) (Single; Original Version) (20 August 2016, Kamikaze Tapes)

Members, Past and PresentEdit

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.Edit

The most prolific and widely known of the various Acid Mothers Temple collectives, Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. is a 5-piece that plays mostly psychedelic, space-rock type music. Their pieces are often improvised, free-form or experimental, while incorporating elements of American psych rock, drone and world music. They are considered the core collective band with an endless host of rotating collaborators and guests.

  • Kawabata Makoto - Guitar, Vocals (1995 - 2004, 2006 - Present)
  • Higashi Hiroshi - Synthesizer, Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals (1995 - 2004, 2006 - Present)
  • Tabata Mitsuru aka Mitsuko☆Tabata - Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals (2012 - Present)
  • Satoshima Nani - Drums (2014 - Present)
  • S/T aka Wolf - Bass, Vocals (2016 - Present)
  • Mano Kazuhiko - Saxophone (1995 - 1998)
  • Cotton Casino - Synthesizer, Vocals (1995 - 2004, 2010, 2012, 2016)
  • Koizumi Hajime - Drums (1995 - 2001, 2002, 2003 - 2004)
  • Suhara Keizo - Bass (1995 - 1998)
  • Yasuda Hisashi - Bass (1998)
  • Ichiraku Yoshimitsu - Drums (2001 - 2002, 2009)
  • Audrey Ginestet - Bass, Piano, Vocals (2001)
  • Magic Aum Gigi - Harp (2002)
  • Uki Eiji - Drums (2002, 2006)
  • Okano Futoshi - Drums (2002, 2003)
  • Ono Ryoko - Saxophone, Flute (2006 - 2007)
  • Nao - Vocals (2006)
  • Kitagawa Hao - Theremin, Vocals (2006 - 2007)
  • Shimura Koji - Drums (2006 - 2014)
  • Tsuyama Atsushi - Bass, Vocals (1998 - 2004, 2006 - 2015)

Acid Mothers Temple & the Cosmic InfernoEdit

Acid Mothers Temple & the Cosmic Inferno differs from the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. not only in line-up but also in style of music. The Cosmic Inferno generally plays much heavier, hard-rock inspired psychedelia, and experiments more with effects pedals. They were initially formed in 2004 when The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. fell apart but members of the group joined The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. when the band re-formed, also working under this outfit though more sporadically in later years. The band tended to incorporate a double-drum lineup.

  • Kawabata Makoto - Guitar, Bouzouki, Electronics (2005 - Present)
  • Higashi Hiroshi - Synthesizer, Guitars (2005 - Present)
  • Shimura Koji - Drums (2005 - Present)
  • Tabata Mitsuru - Bass, Vocals (2005 - Present)
  • Okano Futoshi - Drums (2005 - 2008)
  • Pikachu aka Pikacyu aka Pika - Drums, Vocals (2008 - Present)
  • Audrey Ginestet - Vocals (2008)

Acid Mothers Temple SWREdit

This band was also known as Acid Mothers Temple mode HHH and Seikazoku. It's largely a free-jazz collaboration between Makoto, Tsuyama and Ruins mastermind Yoshida Tatsuya. This incarnation is still active as of 2017 and regularly performs on European tours as part of the Japanese New Music Festival.

Acid Mothers GongEdit

This project was seen as a collaboration between Acid Mothers Temple and Gong.

  • Kawabata Makoto - Guitar (2003 - 2007)
  • Daevid Allen - Guitar, Vocals (2003 - 2007; Deceased)
  • Josh Pollock - Guitar, Megaphone (2003 - 2007)
  • Cotton Casino - Synths, Voices (2003 - 2004)
  • Gilli Smyth - Vocals (2003 - 2007; deceased)
  • Higashi Hiroshi - Synthesizer (2003 - 2007)
  • Yoshida Tatsuya - Drums, Vocals (2003 - 2007)
  • Tsuyami Atsushi - Bass, Vocals (2003 - 2007)

Acid Mothers AfrirampoEdit

Acid Mothers Afrirampo is essentially the core three members of Acid Mothers Temple plus the two members of Afrirampo. Acid Mothers Afrirampo's music is closer to free jazz with experimental elements. There is also a strong focus on the drums.

  • Kawabata Makoto – electric guitar, violin, hurdygurdy, glockenspiel, percussion, electronics, vocals (2004–present)
  • Higashi Hiroshi – electronics (2004–present)
  • Tsuyami Atsushi – vocals, bass guitar, drums, digital guitar, acoustic guitar, soprano recorder, kantele (2004–present)
  • Oni – vocals, electric guitar, digital guitar, soprano recorder, drums (2004–present)
  • Pika – vocals, drums, percussion, noise (2004–present)

Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies BluesEdit

The Pink Ladies Blues is another Acid Mothers Temple side-project, notable largely because it does not include Kawabata Makoto (And to date the only project as such). In fact, that trio is led by Magic Aum Gigi, who was a member of Acid Mothers Temple in 2002. Their music is traditional blues and psychedelic. It is not known if this incarnation is still active in any capacity.

  • Magic Aum Gigi - Guitar (2005 - ?)
  • Tsuchy - Guitat (2005 - ?)
  • Mai Mai - Drums (2005 - ?)

Acid Mothers Temple & the Incredible Strange BandEdit

  • Kawabata Makoto – electric sitar, violin, hurdy-gurdy (2006–present)
  • Tsuyama Atsushi – guitar, vocals (2006–present)
  • Tsuyama Akiko – vocals (2006–present)
  • Suhara Keizo – bass guitar (2006–present)
  • Aiko – drums (2006–present)

Acid Mothers Temple Guru GuruEdit

NOTE: This project is a collaboration between two of the core members and Guru Guru's Mani Neumeier. Neumeier has also appeared as a guest with other incarnations of Acid Mothers Temple on multiple occasions.

  • Kawabata Makoto - guitar, bouzouki, electronics (2006–present)
  • Tsuyama Atsushi - bass guitar, vocals (2006–present)
  • Mani Neumeier - drums, vocals (2006–present)

Acid Mothers Temple & Space ParanoidEdit

Acid Mothers Temple & Space Paranoid is the more hard rock leaning, heavily Black Sabbath influenced iteration of Acid Mothers Temple.

ToursEdit

NOTE: All tours will have a specific group denoted in parentheses.

  • Super Sunshine Tour 98 (1998) (UFO)[5]
  • 1998 Japan Tour (With Leningrad Blues Machine) (1998) (UFO)
  • Pataphisical Freak Out MU Tour (1999) (UFO)
  • September 1999 Japan Tour (1999) (UFO)
  • Last Tour in 20th Century (2000) (UFO)
  • Monster of the Universe (2001) (UFO)
  • We Are Here USA Tour (2001) (UFO)
  • We Are Here UK Tour (With Circle) (2001) (UFO)
  • KINSKI & ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE Western Japan tour 2001 (With Kinski) (2001) (UFO)[6]
  • 2002: A Space Ordinance (2002) (UFO)
  • Magical Ministry Tour 2002 (2002) (UFO)[7]
  • Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective Tour (With Tsurubami, Pardons) (2003) (Makoto solo)[8]
  • Japanese New Music Festival Europe Tour 2003 (With Akaten, Zoffy, ZubiZuvaX and Ruins) (2003) (UFO, SWR, Gong on one date)
  • Acid Mothers Gong Japanese Tour (With Guru and Zero) (2004) (Gong)[9]
  • AMT US Tour 2004 "Acid Mothers Temple is back!" (With Subarachnoid Space, Psychic Paramount) (2004) (UFO)[10]
  • Minstrel in Galaxy (2004) (UFO)[11]
  • ‘JAPANESE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL’ EUROPE TOUR ver.4 (With Akaten, Zoffy, ZubiZuvaX and Ruins) (2005) (SWR)
  • Another Band From The Cosmic Inferno European Tour 2005 (2005) (Inferno)
  • Another Band From The Cosmic Inferno USA Tour 2005 (2005) (Inferno)[12]
  • Japanese New Music Festival Chinese Tour (With Ruins, Akaten, Zoffy, ZubiZuvaX, Shrimp Wark, Seikazoku) (2006) (SWR)
  • Japanese New Music Festival USA & Mexico Tour (With Ruins, Akaten, Zoffy, ZubiZuvaX, Shrimp Wark, Seikazoku) (2006) (SWR)
  • Summer of Inferno European Tour 2006 (2006) (Inferno)
  • Other Side of the Sky (2006) (UFO)[13]
  • “Acid Mothers Gong / Daevid Allen Japan Tour 2006” (2006) (Gong)
  • The Other Side of the Sky UK & Ireland Tour 2006 (2006) (UFO)
  • Trad, Gras och Stenar vs Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Japan Tour 2007 (2007) (UFO)
  • Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Tour in US & Canada 2007 (2007) (UFO)
  • “AMT & TCI featuring PIKACYU Hotter Than Inferno Western Japan Tour 2007” (2007) (Inferno)
  • Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Tour in UK & Europe 2007 (2007) (UFO)
  • Psychedelic Navigator USA Tour (2007) (GuruGuru)[14]
  • Recurring Dream And Apocalypse Of Darkness Tour in US & Canada 2008 (2008) (UFO)
  • Guru Guru Japan Festival 2008 (With Manitatsu) (2008) (SWR, GuruGuru)
  • Japanese New Music Festival European Tour (With Akaten, Zoffy, ZubiZuvaX and Ruins) (2008) (SWR)
  • Japanese New Music Festival Japan Tour (With Akaten, Zoffy, ZubiZuvaX and Ruins) (2008) (SWR)
  • “Hotter Than Inferno UK & Ireland Tour 2008” (2008) (Inferno)
  • Interstellar Guru And Zero Tour in UK & Europe 2008 (2008) (UFO)
  • Acid Mothers Guru Guru Australian Tour 2009 (2009; Canceled) (GuruGuru)
  • Lord of the Underground Tour in US & Canada 2009 (2009) (UFO)
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. & Kinski Japan Tour 2009 (With Kinski) (2009) (UFO, one date as Melting Cosmic Blues Band, one date as Kaidan)
  • “ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE + UMEZU KAZUTOKI Japan tour 2009” (2009) (SWR)
  • “GURU GURU FESTIVAL Japan Tour 2009” (With Manitatsu) (2009) (SWR, GuruGuru)
  • Zero to Infinity Tour in US & Canada 2010 (2010) (UFO)
  • “GURU GURU FESTIVAL Japan Tour 2010” (With Manitatsu) (2010) (SWR, GuruGuru)
  • JAPANESE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2010 (With Akaten, Zoffy, ZubiZuvaX and Ruins) (2010) (SWR)

“AMT & TMP U.F.O. UK & European Tour 2010 ‘”Acid Mothers Temple, Stearica Invade UK & Europe Tour” (With Stearica) (2010) (UFO)

  • 2011: A Space Ritual Tour in US & Canada (2011) (UFO)
  • “ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE + UMEZU KAZUTOKI Japan tour 2011” (2011) (SWR)
  • “GURU GURU FESTIVAL Japan Tour 2011” (With Manitatsu) (2011) (SWR, GuruGuru)
  • 2011: A Space Ritual Tour in UK & Europe (2011) (UFO)
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Last Tour in US & Canada 2012 (2012) (UFO)
  • “GURU GURU FESTIVAL Japan Tour 2012” (With Manitatsu, Akaten, Zoffy, Mani Neumeier + Kawabata Makoto) (2012) (SWR, GuruGuru)
  • “Grateful Dead Kennedys Western Japan Tour 2012” (2012) (Inferno)
  • “GURU GURU FESTIVAL Japan Tour 2013” (With Manitatsu, Akaten, Zoffy, Mani Neumeier + Kawabata Makoto) (2012) (SWR, GuruGuru)
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Last Tour in UK & Europe 2012 (2012) (UFO)
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Last Tour in Japan 2012 (2012) (UFO)
  • The Space Resurrection Tour in US & Canada 2013 (2013) (UFO)
  • Acid Mothers Temple vs Black Sabbath Spain & Portugal tour 2013 (2013) (Space Paranoid)
  • Space Resurrection Tour in UK & Europe 2013 (2013) (UFO)
  • Triumph Western Japan tour 2013 (2013) (Space Paranoid)
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Chinese Tour 2014 (2014 canceled) (UFO)
  • Astrorgasm From The Inner Temple US & Canadian Tour 2014 (2014) (UFO)
  • Japanese New Music Festival 2014 (With Ruins, Akaten, Zoffy, Zubi Zuva X, Psyche Bugyo, Atsushi Tsuyama, Makoto Kawabata) (2014) (SWR)
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. UK Tour 2014 (2014) (UFO)
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Taiwan & Hong Kong Tour 2014 (2014)

(UFO)

  • Over Kill 2nights : Play Motörhead (2014) (Space Paranoid)
  • Cosmo Saraswati Tour in US & Canada 2015 (2015) (UFO)
  • Japanese New Music Festival 2015 (With Ruins, Akaten, Zoffy, Zubi Zuva X, Psyche Bugyo, Atsushi Tsuyama, Makoto Kawabata) (2015) (SWR)
  • Cosmo Saraswati Tour in UK & Europe 2015 (2015) (UFO)
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Shikoku Tour 2015 (2015) (UFO)
  • Wake To A New Dawn of Another Astro Era US, Canada & Mexico 2016 (2016) (UFO)
  • Wake To A New Dawn of Another Astro Era Tour 2016 (2016) (UFO)
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Western Japan Tour 2016 (2016) (UFO)
  • Japanese New Music Festival 2017 (With Ruins, Akaten, Zoffy, Zubi Zuva X, Psyche Bugyo, Atsushi Tsuyama, Makoto Kawabata) (2017) (SWR)
  • Hallelujah Mystic Tour (2017) (UFO)[15]
  • ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. European Tour 2017 (2017) (UFO)
  • ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. South American Tour 2017 (2017) (UFO)[16]
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Western Japan Tour 2017 (2017) (UFO)

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. DiscogsAccessed 6 October 2017
  2. Acid Mothers via Wayback Machine
  3. ???
  4. Tsuyama's retirementAccessed 8 October 2017
  5. Acid Mothers via Wayback Machine
  6. Acid Mothers via Wayback Machine
  7. Acid Mothers Temple via Wayback Machine
  8. Acid Mothers Temple via Wayback Machine
  9. Acid Mothers Temple
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  12. Acid Mothers
  13. Acid Mothers Temple
  14. Acid Mothers via Wayback Machine
  15. Acid Mothers Temple Facebook
  16. Acid Mothers

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