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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: [VINYL 2 LPs REMASTERED + DOWNLOAD] (Black Editions)

The rock legacy that is Japan's Acid Mothers Temple led by guitarist Makoto Kawabata reissues their 1st album from 1997, an ensemble of 14 musicians including guitar, synth, sax, bass, drums, didgeridoo, magic cane, and penguin; a heady brew of hypnotic flowing psychedelic, prog-quoting kosmiche, starting their legacy with a prayer and ending with AMT for All!

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Housed in custom printed deluxe Stoughton tip-on jackets; Pressed to high quality vinyl at RTI; Includes download codes.

UPC: 881626541463

Label: Black Editions
Catalog ID: BE 009LP
Squidco Product Code: 27372

Format: 2 LPs
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: USA
Packaging: Vinyl 2 LPs in a Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded in June 1996 to April 1997.


Makoto Kawabata-guitar, synthesizer, sarangi, alto recorder, oriental clarinet, cosmic ring modulator, speed guru

Hiroshi Higashi-guitar, synthesizer, effects, finishing rod

Hajime Koizumi-drums, percussion, soprano saxophone, monk

Atsuki Takahashi-drums, penguin

Keizo Suhara-bass

Cotton Casino-voice, sitar, synthesizer

Chisen Suzuki-voice

Kazuhiko Manno-tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, percussion

Daiji Sakakibara-didgeridoo, earth spirit

Hisashi Yasuda-piano, magic cane

Johan Wellens-cosmic narration, freak power

Yoko Miura-violin, cheesecake

Toshi Ichiyanagi-dog


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Japanese vocalist Cotton Casino (梶野智子 (Kajino Tomoko), Pardon Dos, C. Casino, Casino, Cotton, Cotton "Super" Casino, Cotton Super Casino, Kotton Casino, コットン, Tomoko Kajino) is a founding member of Acid Mothers Temple, and has been in groupsAcid Mothers Gong, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO, Cotton & Billawtm, Guru & Zero, I & Makoto, Mady Gula Blue Heaven, Rebel Powers, The Birds, The Cosmic Sonic Tag Team

-Squidco / 9/11/2019

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"Born in Tokyo, Japan. Took classical piano lessons between the ages of 5 and 18. Having heard and been inspired by Jazz, Classical music. (for example, the music of Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy Paul Bley, Toru Takemitsu, Masahiko Togashi, Barbara), took classes taught by Masahiko Sato, Takashi Kako and attended a workshop by Takehisa Kosugi. Later took lessons from Yoshio Suzuki.took class by Naruyoshi Kikuchi at Eiga Bigakko. Has been playing music activities (at concerts) in Japan. Artists who I Played with ( in Japan) Noribumi Uchida (shamisen, bass)、 Nakao (sax, trombone, clarinet), Osamu Kuroda (performance), Isao Makino (painter), Ryouichi Saito (guitar), Jyunzo Tateiwa (percussion), SACHI-A (drs), Chintai jinkaku (theremin), Noribumi Uchida (shamisen, bass)

Since 2001, has been involved in making music overseas as well as in Japan.

Artists who I played with.( in Europe)

Teppo Hauta-Aho(bass) Raymod MacDonald(sax), John Russell(guitar), Lawrence Cassery( electro)Ove Volquarlz(bass clarinet), Jean Demey( bass), Jean Borde(bass) Paed Conca (bass, Clarinet, electro) Margrit Rieben (drs, electro) Hans Koch (sax, electro), Raed Yassin( el.bass) Steve. Beresford (electro), Didier.Lasserre (drs) Emmanuel Rébus (mathematical sounds), Arnaud BENOIST (drs) Claude Perle (accordion) Eugene Darredeau (art), Heike Fidler(poem),Steve Buchanan(drs)、Arnaud le Mindu (guitar), Mia Zabelka (violin),Pierre-Yve Martel(viola),Massiomo Carrozzo( clarinet),Simon Berz(drs)/ Matt Wilson(drs) recording in NY),...ect."

-Yoko Miura Website (

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"Toshi Ichiyanagi. Composer, Pianist, Born 1933, Kobe, Japan. Lives in Tokyo, Japan

Toshi Ichiyanagi is one of the most prominent Japanese composers and pianists today, and is credited with introducing many avant-garde musical concepts to Japan. He studied composition under John Cage, Kishio Hirao, and Tomojiro Ikenouchi, and piano under Chieko Hara and Beveridge Webster.

After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Ichiyanagi fervently created new work. His Symphony No.9 premiered in 2015, Concerto for marimba and orchestra in 2013, and Symphony No.8 and Piano Concerto No.5 in 2012. His works were featured at the 18th COMPOSIUM Festival in Tokyo (2016), including the premiere of Piano Concerto No.6, in which Ichiyanagi himself was a soloist.

Ichiyanagi has toured and presented his work extensively throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States. He has received commissions from the Pro Musica Nova Festival, Bremen, Germany (1976); Metamusik Festival, Berlin, Germany (1978); Cologne Festival of Contemporary Music, Cologne, Germany (1978, 1981); Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands (1979); and the Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany (1981). He has presented and premiered his work at Carnegie Hall, New York; Seibu Theatre, Tokyo, Japan; and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France.In the 1980s and 1990s Ichiyanagi presented several large-scale works commissioned by the National Theatre of Japan, including Ôgenraku, Clouds Shore, Wind Roots, and Reigaku Symphony "The Shadows Appearing through Darkness." In 1989, he premiered Reigaku Symphony No.2 "Jitsugetsu Byobu Isso ― Kokai," using two halls of the National Theatre simultaneously.

In 1989 Ichiyanagi formed the Tokyo International Music Ensemble―The New Tradition (TIME), an orchestral group focused on traditional instruments and shomyo, a style of Japanese Buddhist chant. TIME has toured across the United States and Europe. Ichiyanagi served on the jury for the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award in 2016; as the artistic director of Ensemble Origin―A Millennium of Resonance; as the artistic director of the Kanagawa Arts Foundation; on the board of the Saison Foundation; as an adviser of the Japan Music Competition; and as a councilor of Suntory Foundation for Arts. He was a Composer-in-Residence at DAAD Berlin (1976), and at the Pacific Music Festival (2004).

Ichiyanagi is the recipient of countless awards and honors, including the Elizabeth A. Coolidge Prize (1955), Serge Koussevitzky Prize (1956), and Alexander Gretchaninov Prize (1957) from the Juilliard School; first place in the Mainichi Music Competition (1949, 1951); Grand Prix of the Nakajima Prize (1984); L'ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the French Republic (1985); Mainichi Newspaper Art Prize (1989); Kyoto Music Grand Prize (1989); Suntory Music Prize (2002); and the Japan Art Academy Prize and Imperial Prize from the Japan Art Academy (2017). He was awarded a Medal with Purple Ribbon (1999) and Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette (2005) from the Japanese Government, and has been recognized as a Person of Cultural Merit since 2008. He has received five Otaka Prizes for Symphony No.10 (2016), Symphony "Berlin Renshi" (1990), Piano Concerto No.2 "Winter Portrait" (1989), Violin Concerto "Circulating Scenery" (1984), and Piano Concerto No. 1 "Reminiscence of Spaces." (1981).

-Foundation for Contemporary Arts 9/11/2019

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track listing:


1. Acid Mothers Prayer

2. Speed Guru


1. From The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. I

2. The Top Head Pixies

3. Zen Feedbacker

4. Mach D is Bon-A-Roo

5. Coloradoughnut

6. From The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. II


1. Amphetamine A Go Go

2. Pink Lady Lemonade


1. Satori LSD

2. Hawaiian Brownie

3. Acid Mothers Temple For All!
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"Among the most prolific and dedicated groups in modern psychedelia Acid Mothers Temple create a maximalist vision of rock music. This 1997 debut album by this legendary technicolor musical cult led by Makoto Kawabata goes straight to the heart of the sun, on this remastered, deluxe, definitive edition. Featuring never-seen archival photos and remastered from the original tapes this edition gives a new transparent hue to this fundamental recording of Japanese underground psych. Acid Mothers Temple and The Melting Paraiso U.F.O contains some of the groups most cosmic, hypnotic material, kick-starting a journey that's still unfolding. Housed in custom printed deluxe Stoughton tip-on jackets; Pressed to high quality vinyl at RTI; Includes download codes."-Black Editions

Housed in custom printed deluxe Stoughton tip-on jackets; Pressed to high quality vinyl at RTI; Includes download codes.
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