Next up on LEVITATION SESSIONS: Acid Mothers Temple
Since 1995, the visionary Japanese collective have been exploring the outer rings of psych and space rock. Their legendary live show has taken them to all corners of the earth, and perhaps beyond, and we’re stoked to have them touch down for an episode of Levitation Sessions. If the band’s name doesn’t already give you idea of their sound, look no further than the album titles in their rich discography: Hypnotic Liquid Machine from the Golden Utopia, Troubadours from Another Heavenly World, Chant from the Cosmic Inferno, Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky - this is deeply psychedelic stuff, like… musicians trying to reach the other side of the galaxy stuff. They’ve gathered up a batch of their most acclaimed jammers here + a brand new one for this absolutely ripping Session + vinyl release.
In December 2017 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO welcomed new vocalist Jyonson Tsu, and performed an initial show together in Tokyo at the Annual Acid Mothers Temple Festival. Sadly this era also marked the departure from the band of long-standing member Mitsuru Tabata. This new incarnation of the AMT collective, featuring founders Kawabata and Higashi, at the helm, plus the recently recruited rhythm section of Sakamoto and Uchida who joined the group in 2015. The band tour Europe in this new incarnation for the first time in Autumn 2018.