Previously I’ve skirted around Acid Mothers Temple and their convoluted membership, groups and discography – not for any musical reasons, it’s just that I know that if I get too close I’ll be subsumed into their overall ethos and culture.
The other week however I had a triple live album of theirs (well of the AMT + Melting Paraiso U.F.O. variety) land on my doorstep – having come all the way from the US it seemed churlish not to play it. And so it was with some trepidation I put on the album over the holiday weekend and tried to tiptoe along the event horizon.
The tiptoeing failed and I’m now totally within their grasp, the reason? Six sides of serious freak out music………..
- “Born Free, Stone Free” – What a way to start a concert! The bastard offspring of c1972 Hawkwind and the Heaviest of Metal. Perfect.
- “It Search Of Lost Divine Arc” – Pink Floyd, as they’re setting the controls for the heart of the sun, with a more modern freak attachment. Perfect.
- “Pink Lady Lemonade” – Mrs P stuck her head around the door while this was playing to ask why there was satanic like music pulsing through the walls. Perfect.
- “Cometary Orbital Drive” – I think my heart would have given out if I’d seen this live, just having the beat on record is enough to induce arrhythmia. The steady increase in speed during this track is a modern day “Adjust Me” taken to the extreme – it would have had Dik Mik and Del Dettmar chomping at the bit. Perfect.
- “Space Speed Suicide” – What a way to finish a concert! Full overdrive as AMT try to ground anyone still standing after the previous 4 tracks. Perfect.
I like it…………
Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
High On New Heaven, Live In New Haven (2015) Triple Vinyl
- Born Free, Stone Free
- In Search Of Lost Divine Arc
- Pink Lady Lemonade – including OM Riff From The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Part One
- Pink Lady Lemonade – including OM Riff From The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Part Two
- Cometary Orbital Drive
- Space Speed Suicide
Rate – 5/5
…..only 59 copies left on vinyl as I write this- you can get it here
Listening Since Day One
CDs – 21, Vinyl Singles – 15, LPs – 13, Downloads – 5
Total Tracks: 465, Time: 34h 42m 28s