Monday, May 25, 2015

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - 2004 - Minstrel In The Galaxy

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Minstrel In The Galaxy

01. Cosmic Introduction (3:08)
02. Minstrel In The Galaxy (6:56)
03. St. Bel Canta (41:38)

- Tsuyama Atsushi / bass, vocal, acoustic guitar
- Koizumi Hajime / drums
- Higashi Hiroshi / synthesizer, guitar
- Kawabata Makoto / guitar, sarangi, bouzouki, tambura
- Tiffany / vocals

Cosmic Introduction" - indeed, a good introduction, with acoustic picking laid over a (cosmic?) buzz, which leads into a voice from a nether-place speculating underneath, ethereally.

"Minstrel In The Galaxy" - starts off very quietly, almost not-there. Growing slowly, sputtering percussion backing moans from far regions, unorganized singing pulling more and more instrumentation out of the darkness. Nonsensical caterwauling announces the oncoming solidifying of the musical structure and accompanying volume. Actual near-blues-based guitar lines emerge from the hazy surrounding electronic fluctuations, picking its way across the landscape. Strokes of the metallic strings heralding an impending retrenching, a sudden re-quietness, and those speaking-chanting-sing-song voices again announcing, bringing the music back to the fore. The guitar then begins its own vox, as a psychedelic musing breaks out. And hey, there's a song here. Kawabata Makoto's guitar squalls infest the gutteral squawks and titters of the whole; a big, long freakout of high quality, and a fall-off where the instruments cry as if in pain. Perfect title for the song.

"At Bel Canta" - Eh. Some medaevalesque something or other, I guess to make it all seem authentic. You've heard it before. I can give or take. Doesn't keep it from a high rating, or you from the option of slapping the 'stop' button.



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