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MANTRA OF LOVE

Acid Mothers Temple

Psychedelic/Space Rock


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Eetu Pellonpaa
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Honorary Collaborator
3 stars This album consists from two long jams, first one running about half hours, and the second one fifteen minutes. Sadly the shorter of them was better, having more form in its structure, the first long track building up basically from two chants, which momentarily transforms to more active series of psychedelic sounds. These climaxes didn't have very much shape on them, and some parts felt nearly just random noise. Well, there are good moments in it too, but the second cut had in my opinion more interesting musical features included. The band manages to create a classic and pleasant acid rock sound presence, and their songs seem to be spontaneous performances directed by certain various guidelines. Their huge catalog probably holds majority of their preserved performances. This was actually my first experience of this band's music, and I'm surely looking forward to hear more. One comparison in style and sound could be The Spacious Mind from Sweden, but with more noisy dope humor injected to their musical veins, not solitarily devoted for searching of sacral redemption from psychedelic mysticism.
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Posted Thursday, November 23, 2006 | Review Permalink
The Truth
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Post/Math Rock Team
2 stars This is by no means the cream of the crop for Acid Mothers Temple!

It is way too boring and repititive (not to mention annoying) for me. Sure there are some good thoughts but they are wayyy to overblown (not even the good overblown of The Penultimate Galactic Bordello). La Le Lo is just as the title suggests. A hypnotic sequence, almost sounding oriental at times, with Cotton Casino (whose voice I've come to admire) sing laaa- leee-looo the whole time. It is good for about five minutes, but goes on to thirty.

The second track is the better one, experimental sounding space rock which is the kind of music I like from the Acid Mothers. But it is even average compared to alot of the other works they do.

2 stars, maybe a 2+.

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Posted Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | Review Permalink

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