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Acid Mothers Temple


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.44 | 17 ratings

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2 stars I've been well impressed by their version of "In C", but this is more than minimalistic!

Why do they need a so big lineup to play some bells and a fixed high pitched disturbing note? After some minutes the bells quit and the long note like a "beep" is the only thing that remains. And this for about 7 minutes....

What comes later can be called a psychedelic tune. Being so repetitive and sometimes weird is not bad. It has a touch of Krautrock given by the acoustic untuned guitar and a nice title plus I hear a connection to the Gong. Repetitive and hypnotic, this is how I think they wanted to be and they succeeded. Four minutes of this stuff followed by a sudden change to noise which persists until the end.

A bluesy untuned guitar gives birth to a very acid track. The female voice seems coming from a doped version of Angel's Egg. Very trippy.

Dark noisy psychedelia for "Mammary Intercourse". Noisy mainly. One thing is making "structured noise" like Pink Floyd in the second part of "Saucerful of secrets", other is making this noise. Also trips need relax sometimes. When it calms down after about four minutes people is probably already escaped. Don't play it live even if the second part is a little better but still very noisy.

What follows is a jam session in Amon Duul's style, just played better. When it becomes obsessive, thanks to the percussions, it's true psychedelia. One of the best things of this album.

The B string is still not well tuned and this adds a touch of weirdness to the harping. Hey in any case this guy can play a guitar. Vocals add a trippy touch. Still thinking to Amon Duul.

The closer is a reprise of the first track. I suggest skipping both.

Well, some moments are barely listenable, others are not. I like psychedelia, but this band appears to be out of my pot.

2 stars for me.

octopus-4 | 2/5 |


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