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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Sacred And Inviolable Phase Shift (Bam Balam Records)

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s studio album with 5 extended improvised psychedelic rock pieces from guitarist Kawabata Makoto, bassist Wolf, drummer Satoshima Nani, synth player Higashi Hiroshi, and new guitarist/vocalist Jyonson Tsu also on bouzouki; wonderfully detailed and completely spaced out rock from the Japanese masters of the form.

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UPC: 769791971233

Label: Bam Balam Records
Catalog ID: BBCD 060CD
Squidco Product Code: 26661

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Acid Mothers Temple, in Japan, between July, 2017, and September, 2018, by Kawabata Makoto.


Christian Wolff-bass

Satoshima Nani-drums

Kawabata Makoto-electric guitar, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, guitar synthesizer, bass

Higashi Hiroshi-synthesizer

Jyonson Tsu-vocals, acoustic guitar, Bouzouki

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Artist Biographies:

"Christian Wolff was born in 1934 in Nice, France, has lived in the U.S. since 1941. Studied piano with Grete Sultan and briefly composition with John Cage. Associated with Cage, Morton Feldman, David Tudor and Earle Brown, then with Frederic Rzewski and Cornelius Cardew. Since 1952 associated with Merce Cunningham and his dance company. Taught Classics at Harvard (1962-70) and Classics, Music and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College (1971-1999). Published articles on Greek tragedy, in particular, Euripides. Writings on music (to 1998) collected in book Cues (published by MusikTexte) and in Occasional Pieces (Oxford University Press, in preparation). Active as performer, also improviser with, among others, Takehisa Kosugi, Keith Rowe, Steve Lacy, Christian Marclay, Larry Polansky, Kui Dong and AMM. All music published by C.F. Peters, New York. Much of it is recorded (Mode, New World, Neos, Capriccio, Wandelweiser, Wergo, Matchless, Tzadik, HatArt, etc.). Honors include DAAD Berlin fellowship, grants from the Asian Council, Mellon Foundation, Fromm Foundation, Meet the Composer, Foundation for Contemporary Performing Arts (the John Cage award); honorary degrees from California Institute of the Arts and from Huddersfield University (UK), membership in the Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, lifetime achievement award from the state of Vermont."

-Dartmouth College (

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Nani Satoshima is a Japanese drummer, born in Kobe. He is a member of groups Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO, Amazon Saliva, Bogulta, Human Shower, Nanycal Z, Nokemono, Psyche Bugyo, Zuinosin. (

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"Kawabata Makoto (河端 一) is a Japanese musician and founding member of the band Acid Mothers Temple.

Kawabata is chiefly famous for his leadership of Acid Mothers Temple and its variants; however, he has also played in many other bands since the start of his career in the late 1970s. Some of these bands are: Baroque Bordello; Toho Sara; Erochika; Tsurubami; Musica Transonic; Mainliner; Mothers of Invasion; Nishinihon; Floating Flower."

-Wikipedia (

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Synthesizer/keyboardist Higashi Hiroshi (東洋之) was borin in Kochi, Shikoku, Japan, and is a member Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., Tsurubami, Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno, Pardons. Acid Mothers Gong, Acid Mothers Kaidan, Acid Mothers Temple & Space Paranoid, Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO, Dip Apple, Galax, Godman, Tsurubami, Uchu.

-Squidco / Discogs 5/15/2019

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"Jyonson Tsu. Born in 1980. Started playing in the late 90s. Has played guitar, bass and mandolin in many bands, touring frequently in Japan and Europe. His progressive, theatrical solo shows on classical guitar and vocals, using his own invented language, have attracted great reviews.

-Acid Mother's Temple website (

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track listing:

1. I Enter 1:57

2. Errors In Gold Room 12:40

3. Astrological Rendezvous 6:34

4. From Planet Orb With Love ~ Goodbye Mrs. Uranus 19:33

5. Invisible Eyes And Phantom Cathedral 27:57
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"Acid Mothers Temple and The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. return with Sacred And Inviolable Phase Shift. One of the greatest Japanese psychedelic bands has a new studio album."

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