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LA NÒVIA

Acid Mothers Temple

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.83 | 20 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpää
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4 stars This album from of the Japanese space cadets gathered as Acid Mothers Temple-collective reaches musically among to their most successful accomplishments on their recording discography which I have yet heard. The title track meditates to a blissful mantra with over forty minute's duration. The transcendental voyage starts with an animistic primitive chant, starting slowly to gather acid rock sound textures for strengthening this holy circle. The whole trip is based on simple beautiful melodies, morphing from more intense sequences to more ethereal floating at cosmos, and never slipping to pointless noodlings nor tasteless musical tricks. There are some acoustic instruments like violins also softening the space rock tones. The short middle song based on singing is the weakest link here, but not ruining the album quality. The last song running seventeen minutes starts as a rhythmless mystical realm of sounds, painting up surreal visions for listener's dreamy associations. Later it slowly evolves as more chaotic space rock stoner nightmare with bellowing guitars and thick layers of cosmic synth tunes. As a complete set, these tracks make up a very good abstract psychedelic experience, warmly recommended to the fans of meditative cosmic voyages. I consider this album as quite serious and artistically successful release among the vivid catalogue of this enigmatic band's releases. I wonder if they have published nearly every session they have recorded like Frank Zappa, and the poor stoned hippies are left to the dilemma where to start approaching such huge album catalogue. One good method would be attending the band's or their side project's concerts, often occurring also in Europe and United States, in addition of their home country.
Eetu Pellonpää | 4/5 |

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