Progarchives.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog Polls
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Ash Ra Tempel vs Acid Mothers Temple
  FAQ FAQ  Forum SearchSearch  Calendar   Register Register  Login Login

Ash Ra Tempel vs Acid Mothers Temple

 Post Reply Post Reply
Poll Question: Which of these epic psychedelic jamming bands do you prefer?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
12 [75.00%]
4 [25.00%]
You can not vote in this poll

Author
Message
SaltyJon View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: February 08 2008
Location: Monterey, CA
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 28543
Post Options Post Options   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Ash Ra Tempel vs Acid Mothers Temple
    Posted: August 27 2012 at 01:15
Inspired not only by the similarity in names, but also by the somewhat similar nature of the music and the fact that I've been enjoying both groups tonight while doing homework.  On the one hand, you have an epic jam-laden group from Germany in the 70s, complete with amazing guitar by Gottsching and drums/synths by Schulze, on the other hand you have Kawabata's acid-drenched psychedelic freakouts album after album with varying guests/formations.  Both bands are pretty flipping awesome.  Both make music which can take you on trips, no artificial assistance necessary.

Personally, I'd go with Ash Ra Tempel every time.  Their self-titled album and Join Inn are a couple of my favorites.  Acid Mothers Temple's albums can be ALMOST as good, for example Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo, but based on what I've heard from each group, AMT has a tendency to be a bit more uneven quality-wise than ART did. 

So vote for your favorite Temple (Tempel)!
Back to Top
Daysbetween View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: November 12 2006
Location: Scotland
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 600
Post Options Post Options   Quote Daysbetween Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2012 at 03:33
Voted for ART as I prefer there style more and have been listening to them since the 70's.
Back to Top
Mellotron Storm View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: August 27 2006
Location: The Beach
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8010
Post Options Post Options   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2012 at 09:55
For me it's not close as Ash Ra Tempel is legendary while the other guys... not so much.LOL
"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"
"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN
Back to Top
Guldbamsen View Drop Down
Forum & Site Admin Group
Forum & Site Admin Group
Avatar
Site and Forum Admin

Joined: January 22 2009
Location: Dolly Parton
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 12669
Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2012 at 10:08
Feels wrong voting for Ash ra Temple, when I only have one album of Acid mothers, so I won't, but I am seriously thinking about diving into their huge discography - maybe starting with Nam Myo what's its name
“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
- Douglas Adams
Back to Top
Mellotron Storm View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: August 27 2006
Location: The Beach
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8010
Post Options Post Options   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2012 at 13:17
I will say that the Acid Mothers always have the best album titles and album covers. Maybe i just haven't been listening to their best stuff.
"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"
"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN
Back to Top
someone_else View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: May 02 2008
Location: The Castoreum
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 13280
Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2012 at 13:52
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

For me it's not close as Ash Ra Tempel is legendary while the other guys... not so much.LOL
 
Not really indeed. They have built up a reputation for borrowing their album titles from the artefacts of the legends.
Back to Top
Man With Hat View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Jazz-Rock/Fusion Team

Joined: March 12 2005
Location: Neurotica
Online Status: Online
Posts: 53308
Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2012 at 16:03
I've heard more from tthe former (esp % wise). But, I only really really like the ones with Klaus on board. (Still need to get Inventions, which from the samples I've heard sounds wonderful though). The other guys are much more hit and miss, and the production tends to fall on the 'meh' or worse side (at least from what I"ve heard).
 
I'll go with Tempel.
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
Warning: Listening to jazz excessively can cause a laxative effect.
Back to Top
Guldbamsen View Drop Down
Forum & Site Admin Group
Forum & Site Admin Group
Avatar
Site and Forum Admin

Joined: January 22 2009
Location: Dolly Parton
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 12669
Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2012 at 16:21
Speaking of Ash Ra Temple. Do any of you guys know Berceau de Cristal? Man I love that record - even if it is a solo album from Manuel. 
This one literally sends shivers down my spine(if you haven't got the patience, then fast forward to around the 8 minute mark and listen to that guitarHeart):

“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
- Douglas Adams
Back to Top
Eria Tarka View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 17 2011
Location: BC, Canada
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 5804
Post Options Post Options   Quote Eria Tarka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2012 at 16:42
Ash Ra Tempel
Back to Top
Anthony H. View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: April 11 2010
Location: Virginia
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 6078
Post Options Post Options   Quote Anthony H. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2012 at 19:28
I've really loved the little I've heard from AMT. I love ART's debut, but the rest of their discography doesn't thrill me that much. Still, no vote.

Edited by Anthony H. - August 27 2012 at 19:29
Back to Top
Sheavy View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Progressive Electronic Team

Joined: March 28 2010
Location: Hoover, Alabama
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2030
Post Options Post Options   Quote Sheavy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2012 at 20:10
I really really like AMT, and I've never been able to get too much into ART.
Back to Top
SaltyJon View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: February 08 2008
Location: Monterey, CA
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 28543
Post Options Post Options   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2012 at 20:30
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

I will say that the Acid Mothers always have the best album titles and album covers. Maybe i just haven't been listening to their best stuff.

Yeah, they are pretty hit and miss.  I may have only gotten lucky with my two choices so far, but they're both enjoyable albums. LOL
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.69
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz

This page was generated in 0.141 seconds.