ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE
Acid Mothers Temple is a Japanese project of ultra psychedelia, a freak-out group for the 21st century founded in 1995 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective. Led by Kawabata Makoto, who was already the leader of Ankoku Kakumei Kyodotai (aka Dark Revolutionary Collective) at the end of the 1970s, as documented on the two suites of Dark Revolutionary Collective (REP, 1989 - Qubico, 2001), for electronic keyboards, and Psychedelic Noise Freak (REP, 1989 - QBICO, 2002), both originally recorded in 1978. They showcase a lot of synthesizer noise which recalls the early surreal experiments of the avantgarde of the 1960s. The 14-minute Binary Bible Revolution, on the latter, is perhaps the most daring (if nothing else, because of the distorted drones). Kawabata's Baroque Bordello cassettes from the 1980s, such as First Trip (1981 - Qubico, 2002), continued Dark Revolution Collective's program. Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (Underground Freak Out), as the full name goes, were formed in 1996. AMT (for short) play progressive jams in the vein of psychedelic freaks such as Magma and Gong.
The current live line-up of the group is:
¥ Tsuyama Atsushi: bass, voice, acoustic guitar
¥ Higashi Hiroshi: synthesizer, electric guitar, voice
¥ Koizumi Hajime: drums, percussion
¥ Kawabata Makoto: electric guitar, electric bouzouki voice
Originally from Allentown, PA, Dominic Cipolla has called Louisville KY, home for more then 20 years. During his early years in Louisville, as well as playing in bands including seminal Louisville collective Sapat, he formed a friendship and musical connection with Michael McMahan (The For Carnation/Slint). After playing in several bands together, including the Louisville favorite Starkiller, Cipolla began writing and recording The Legend Of Black Six, the first release under the name Phantom Family Halo.