Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (and subsequent offshoots) is a Japanese psychedelic band, the core of which formed in 1995.The band is led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto and early in their career featured many musicians, but by 2004 the line-up had coalesced with only a few core members and frequent guest vocalists.
The band has released albums frequently on a number of international record labels as well as the Acid Mothers Temple family record label, which was established in 1998 to document the activities of the whole collective.
Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
The most prolific and widely known of the various Acid Mothers Temple collectives, Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. is a 5-piece that plays mostly psychedelic, space-rock type music. Their pieces are often improvised, free-form or experimental, while incorporating elements of American psych rock, drone and world music.
Kawabata Makoto & the Mothers of Invasion
sometimes playing under the name "What?"
Acid Mothers Temple SWR
(previously known as Acid Mothers Temple mode HHH and Seikazoku)
SWR is an experimental, free-jazz trio composed of Tsuyama, Kawabata, and Japanese experimental rock guru Yoshida Tatsuya of Ruins
Acid Mothers Gong
Acid Mothers Afrirampo
Acid Mothers Afrirampo is essentially the core three members of Acid Mothers Temple plus the two members of Afrirampo. Acid Mothers Afrirampo's music is closer to free jazz with experimental elements. There is also a strong focus on the drums.
Acid Mothers Temple & the Cosmic Inferno
Acid Mothers Temple & the Cosmic Inferno differs from the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. not only in line-up but also in style of music. The Cosmic Inferno generally plays much heavier, hard-rock inspired psychedelia, and experiments more with effects pedals.
Acid Mothers Temple & the Pink Ladies Blues
The Pink Ladies Blues is another Acid Mothers Temple side-project, notable largely because it does not include Kawabata Makoto. In fact, that trio is led by Magic Aum Gigi, who was a member of Acid Mothers Temple in 2002. Their music is traditional blues and psychedelic.
Acid Mothers Temple & the Incredible Strange Band
Acid Mothers Guru Guru
(previously known as Acid Gurus Temple)
Acid Mothers Guru Guru was founded on a concept similar to SWR, but instead features the drumming of Krautrock drummer Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru.
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