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Acid Mothers Temple
AMT
Kawabata Makoto, the mastermind behind Acid Mothers Temple.
Background information
Also known as Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno, 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
Origin Japan
Genres Psychedelic Rock, Krautrock, Noise, Folk, Experimental Rock, Drone Rock, Space Rock, Progressive Rock
Years active 1995 - present
Labels Important Records, AMT, PSF, Alien8
Associated acts Ruins, Gong, Guru Guru, Mainliner
Website Official
Current members Kawabata Makoto
Higashi Hiroshi
Tabata Mitsuru
Satoshima Nani

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 consider themselves as a collective as many musicians have come to collaborate with the outfit over their lengthy existence. Their music is typically themed around open psychedelia, sex and professional wrestling.

HistoryEdit

(1995 - 1999)Edit

(2000 - 2004)Edit

(2005 - 2009)Edit

(2010 - 2012)Edit

(2013 - 2015)Edit

(2016 - Present)Edit

Selected Discography: Studio AlbumsEdit

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

Acid Mothers Temple & the Cosmic InfernoEdit

Acid Mothers Temple SWREdit

Acid Mothers GongEdit

Acid Mothers AfrirampoEdit

Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies BluesEdit

Acid Mothers Temple & the Incredible Strange BandEdit

Acid Mothers Temple Guru GuruEdit

Acid Mothers Temple & Space ParanoidEdit

Selected Discography: Live AlbumsEdit

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

Acid Mothers Temple & the Cosmic InfernoEdit

Acid Mothers Temple SWREdit

Acid Mothers GongEdit

Acid Mothers AfrirampoEdit

Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies BluesEdit

Acid Mothers Temple & the Incredible Strange BandEdit

Acid Mothers Temple Guru GuruEdit

Acid Mothers Temple & Space ParanoidEdit

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.

  • Kawabata Makoto - Guitar, Vocals (1995 - 2004, 2006 - Present)
  • Higashi Hiroshi - Synthesizer, Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals (1998 - 2004, 2006 - Present)
  • Tabata Mitsuru - Guitar, Vocals (2012 - Present)
  • Satoshima Nani - Drums (2014 - Present)
  • S/T - Bass, Vocals (2016 - Present)
  • Cotton Casino - Synthesizer, Vocals (1995 - 2004, 2012)
  • 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 up until 2012. The band tended to incorporate a double-drum lineup.

  • Kawabata Makoto - Guitar, Bouzouki, Electronics (2005 - 2013)
  • Higashi Hiroshi - Synthesizer, Guitars (2005 - 2013)
  • Shimura Koji - Drums (2005 - 2013)
  • Tabata Mitsuru - Bass, Vocals (2005 - 2013)
  • Okano Futoshi - Drums (2005 - 2008)
  • Pikachu - Drums, Vocals (2008 - 2012)
  • 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.

Acid Mothers GongEdit

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

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.

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.

Acid Mothers Temple & the Incredible Strange BandEdit

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 on multiple occasions.

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

External LinksEdit

Official Webpage

ReferencesEdit

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