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3.84 | 41 ratings | 5 reviews | 24% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cosmic Audrey / Acid Takion (11:30)
2. White Summer Of Love / Third Eye Of The Whole World (5:52)
3. Golden Bat Blues Dead / Mr. Hardy Guidey Man / Magic Am LSD / Astrological Overdrive (16:12)
4. Right About Rainbow I / Your My Only Super Sunshine / Right About Rainbow II (8:48)
5. Blue Velvet Blues (25:41)

Total time: 68:03

Line-up / Musicians

- Cotton Casino / vocals, space whisper, synthesiser
- Tsuyama Atsushi / monsterbass, acoustic guitar, vocal, cosmic joker
- Koizumi Hajime / drums, monk
- Higashi Hiroshi / synthesiser, semi-acoustic guitar, fishing rod
- Yoshida Fumio / hardy-gardy
- Suhara Keizo / bass, video camera
- Johan Wellens / cosmic narration, freak power
- Magic Am Gigi / voice, erotic underground
- Siwaporn / voice
- Audrey Ginestet / cosmic voice
- Siwaporn / voice
- Kawabata Makoto / electric guitars, speed guru

- Yoko / cheese cake, photograph
- Father MOO / TV gnome
- Lovely Ayano / space Hi!

Releases information

CD PSF PSFD-106 (1999, Japan)

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ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE Pataphisical Freak Out MU!! ratings distribution

(41 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(24%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(24%)
Good, but non-essential (32%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
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Review by DamoXt7942
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5 stars Freak the killa album out!

From Japan noisy space rock frontiers have come I want to say. Indeed everybody may define ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE (AMT) as Makoto Kawabata's speed guru project and it may be natural for us, but I consider this project can't work without the basis by Atsushi Tsuyama's monster bass and Hajime Koizumi's exploded and extra hard drums.

Latter of the first track Acid Takion is exactly as a one-man show of Makoto with his speedy and crazy electric violence. However, rigid rhythm battle of bass and drums must keep the guitar sound more spacey and sharp-edged.

Another interesting stuff on the album is the next track White Summer Of Love/Third Eye Of The Whole World with soft and gentle air and space. This moment should let us relaxed on the space trip.

Golden Bat Blues Dead has so bluesy style that I suggest we can be amazed at their talent. After that, suddenly Oriental Mr. Hardy Guidey Man could bring us to Astrological Overdrive, an endless highway (Eien Ni Tsuzuku Highway). :-)

Right About Rainbow I/Your My Only Super Sunshine/Right About Rainbow II is a fierce tiger called AMT waking up and chasing games. This sound is the most rampant of all songs in the work. Funky, cranky, and sticky electronic wind blows.

The last longest track Blue Velvet Blues is a masterpiece. Bluesy and depressive guitar makes a rhythm. Drumming is indeed slow and laid back but strict and serious. Then a noisy bomber's come! No, not only noisy but drowsy. Makoto seems to be terribly pleased to twist his guitar. Even keen explosion may have some meanings. Namely, this sound might shoot us away like fireworks. At the middle part, silky feminine chorus let us meditate in a religious service. We must be absorbed in a religion by Acid Mothers TEMPLE. The latter part is for us not noisy any longer. Our bodies and minds are all broken and hoisted up over the TEMPLE and scattered in the world. At last all are over as nothing is there.

I suppose Makoto was born in Nara, Japan, where are lots of temples and idols of Buddha. He should have religious background. He could make a mixture with psychedelia and religion...

What a clever guru he is!

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
3 stars Stoner psych rock not for the squeamish...

The Acid Mothers Temple unit is a strange one, and I had no idea what to expect though their album covers signify a return to the vintage psychedelic acid fuelled flower power of the late 60s. I don't mind a brain blast occasionally of psychedelia such as Gong, or space rock such as Hawkwind, but those bands are nowhere near as tripped out as Acid Mother's Temple, not even close. It is like vintage Gong without the lyrics, mixed with Hawkwind's jamming sessions from their earlier years such as "Space Ritual", and one may also detect hints of krautrock such as Can or Grobschnitt's "Solar Music". "Pataphysical Freak Out MU!!" is extreme acid rock taken to the Nth degree. The band are concentric on capturing spaced out LSD soaked atmospherics using any musical instrument at their disposal. The guitars are a prominent focus using phased wah wah effects and sustained string bends.

The opening track 'Cosmic Audrey/Acid Takion' sounds like Jimi Hendrix had forgotten the words; it is simply mind expanding spacey guitar with a ton of feedback and a driving fast tempo beat. It is a well played guitar solo, but it has no riff or tune and is completely improvised over a sonic musical scape. It is certainly one of the better tracks on the album simply for its brute force and no holds barred killer guitar that shreds into the brain; designed to blow the brain apart in would say. Makoto Kawabata is the guitar speed master who is joined by layers of Atsushi Tsuyama bass explosions and Hajime Koizumi of percussion blasts.

Next on the menu, is a dose of tranquillity on 'White Summer Of Love/Third Eye Of The Whole World', with some acoustics and ambience, once again without a melody, or tune, but simply a hypnotic sound to kick back to, presumably after a hit of the acid; it is a come down song. The space whispers are reminiscent of Gong but not as sensuous, though the vocals on 'Astrological Overdrive' are a little more relaxing with all the spacey textures vibrating around them.

The music though on the album builds with hypnotic repetitions and includes extremely distorted guitars such as on the lengthy 'Blue Velvet Blues' that is virtually an improvised guitar on high phased fuzzy reverb. Makoto again takes center stage but it may grate on the nerves after about 6 minutes, though it is only about half way through. The sound is ultra-psyched out and is obviously LSD induced. It would not be surprising to learn that the whole album was created under the influence, such is the vibe of the music.

This is quite a chilling album that left me cold from wanting to explore further into this band. It is certainly a curio and the band have produced a plethora of other albums equally as trippy in the content one would expect. They have an underground cult following for good reason and will only appeal to a certain section of listeners; a very elite section at that who are into stoner rock with an extreme acid fuelled edge. It is what it is, and I would say if you wanted to listen to some of the trippiest music on the planet perhaps you could go no further than Acid Mother's Temple and the Melting Paraisio UFO, and this is one of their highest rated albums, therefore a good place to start. This stoner rock is not for the squeamish, that is for certain.

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4 stars 3.75: The second album by the Japanese band Acid Mother temple. This is the third album I heard, and I really appreciated that they constantly change the style of music in this album, it began with a very good jamming of classic krautrock style then an acoustic song is presented and it keeps yo ... (read more)

Report this review (#2150883) | Posted by mariorockprog | Friday, March 1, 2019 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Acid Mothers Temple its a modern psychedelic rock band from Japan,but the word modern doesn't mean that they are a weak band. In this record they are much better than in the debut(wich is a 59 min long noise rock jam with some moments of beatifful space rock).In Pataphisical Freak Out MU!! they div ... (read more)

Report this review (#347364) | Posted by MaxSilva96 | Wednesday, December 8, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars The Pataphisical Freak Out MU! cannot be described with words because each brain hit by the powerfull music of this masterpiece will answer not like other. This is the BEST mix of psychedelic, powerfull rock, and pieces of crazyness. A MUST have album, unique, perfect and only suitable for advanc ... (read more)

Report this review (#107691) | Posted by Grobsch | Wednesday, January 17, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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