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It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top review from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. As far as I could tell, this was the long awaited Acid Mothers Temple second effort. Really liked the sixteen-minute "Golden Bat Blues Dead" - sort of reminded me of a bluesy Jimi Hendrix tune as well as the twenty-five minute "Blue Velvet Blues", which begins with a Hendrix meets Guru Guru-like vibe to it - turns out to be possibly the disc's best, hands down.
Another must-have Acid Mothers Temple early works. One person found this helpful. Sure they have Cotton Casino on vocals and "space whisper", so they clearly dig Gong's Shakti Yoni, but they also have Yoshida Fumio whose credit is "hardy guidey" and nothing else! Yes, they feature Tsuyama Atsushi on bass and "cosmic joker", so we know they're into the whole Rolf Ulrich Kaiser scene, but they also feature "Lovely Ayano: Space hi! Indeed, another woman just known as Yoko is credited solely as "Cheesecake, photograph".
After all that, Magic Aum Gigi's credit of "voice, erotic underground" is comparatively tame. Maybe I'm looking too deeply - any band which features a "Melting Paraiso U. Pataphisical Freak Out MU!
But on to the album review for real. The album opens with the Faust Tapes -meets-Cosmic Jokers spoken word of "Cosmic Audrey", their friend Audrey Ginester cast in the role of Gille Letmann, here speaking in echoed French over drones and monosynths, pre-preparing us for the weirdness to come.
Then huge demented feedback guitar propels us headlong into the wild blazing, chordless free-form rock of "Acid Takion". Here, the group is the power trio from soundcheck hell, as the ARP tone generator kicks the wa-everything of the guitar, bass and drums into greater and greater sonic speedballs, finally breaking off in a club-footed stop-go of calamitous sludge.
Distant female wa-vocals and twitterings, resembling Dr. Fiorella Terenzi's Music from the Galaxies , permeate an arpeggio'd belltone electric guitar, until it cuts directly into Kawabata's restrained but motorik "Third Eye of the Whole World", which brings forth still more Faust Tapes -like meditative groove. It's shameless and spastically beautiful, and it segues straight into the arcane Pictish Cajun bagpipe drone of "Mr.
Hardy Guidey Man", here credited as being traditional. Oh sure, it sounds traditional - about as much as the similarly bagpipe-led "Caledonia" does on Cro-Magnon's freakout LP Orgasm. This incredible dislocated slow thrash known as "Astrological Overdrive" is fuelled and driven by a thrashing and chromatic descending chord sequence over which the three female vocalists bill and coo and hum and hah something about "my daddy", while bubbling Rick Danko bass and furiously soloing drums giddy up the mix.
Its thrashing, ringing deep-bowled jazz electric is beautiful, oh it's so beautiful - like Al Archer from Dexy's meets Pete Towsnhend in an emotional string-shred-o-thon; like a Spanish galleon top heavy with dubloons spinning around the edge of an Atlantic-sized whirlpool, threatening to teeter over and sink at any moment. Aren't the titles of these tracks from the netherland of the cosmos? There's something about the Japanese take on English which pitches even the most obvious names into a translated Mid-Atlantic trench of semi-understanding.
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