Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO - 'Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under The Stars'
(Important Records) Catalog number: IMPREC146

From Aural Innovations May 2009 update

Yet, another impressive CD title out on the Important Records label from the seemingly endless repertoire of the Acid Mothers Temple. This three track disc was pretty much what I had expected so there were very few surprises in store. It's been noted by guitarist Kawabata Makoto that 'Crystal Rainbow....' is one of AMT'S most polished recordings to date. "Pussy Head Man From Outer Space" (7:42) is pretty much your usual Acid Mothers Temple wall of noise-space rock to emotionally take in. "Crystal Rainbow Pyramid" (21:57) features some semi-mutated vocals as well as some hot female vocals by new/er band member Kitagawo Hao. Tune also includes some echoing guitar riffs that allows the listener(s) to enjoy plenty of tripping bliss - to some it might just sound sort of like an undiscovered Hawkwind cut - from their 1972 - 73 era. I'm having a good time with this disc - can you tell? Finally, "Electric Psilocybin Flashback" (40:21) is a lengthy full-throttled, all-out spaced out head-spinning piece that gives you more fuzz guitar than your brain knows what to do with. As the song progresses, it tends to sound a bit like Gong. This entire CD appears to be focused on a ' mystic ambient' vibe. What will these over-the-top Japanese musicians think of next? Another keeper of theirs. Am I the only one to be running out of closet space? Get a copy now before it becomes out-of-print.

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Reviewed by Mike Reed

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