With the departure of long time bass/drum duo Shimura Koji and Tsuyama Atsushi, Acid Mother Temple now have a new rhythm section featuring two young Japanese musicians, Satoshima Nani on drums and S/T on bass. Their new album, Wake To A New Dawn of Another Astro Era, is therefore the first record in the second chapter of this legendary Japanese psychedelic rock group.
Wake To The New Dawn Of Another Astro Era finds a rejuvenated Makoto Kawabata encompassing the best of what AMT has come to mean in the last 21 years. Deep ambient synth passages fade into deftly composed anthemic jams worthy of crowd favorite status like La Novia and Pink Lady Lemonade. Makoto's guitar prowess reaches unfathomed apexes in epic crescendos while the new rhythm section holds down heavy Kraut-influenced repetition. Straddling the line between composition and improvisation, this is a legendary AMT record for sure.
The double LP is pressed in an edition of 1000 and features light show artwork by LiquidbiupiL.
If you're not doing anything tonight and you've got the means to do so, you might want to check them out tonight at Club Goodman in Tokyo.
|Acid Mother Temple at The Drunken Unicorn, April 24, 2013|