Acid Mothers Temple

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Prolific Japanese "space-rock" band who have released some twenty albums in under a decade, and who specialize in prolonged shambolic improvised jam-session music. Albums include Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (1997), 41st Century Splendid Man (2002), Univers Zen, ou zéro à zéro (2002) and Hypnotic Liquid Machine from the Golden Utopia (2004); but although there is sf content in all these it is difficult to separate it out from the stew of druggy, transcendental, mystical and New Age nonsense. Slightly less muddled are Does the Cosmic Shepherd Dream of Electric Tapirs? (2005), whose relationship to Philip K Dick's novel is playfully irreverent and indeed oblique, and Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky? (2006), which ends with a notable 30 minute song "The Tales of Solar Sail – Dark Stars in the Dazzling Sky". [AR]

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