Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO

+ Mark Peters (Engineers)
Tuesday 24th October, 7.30pm
Tickets are £10 in advance (more on the door) and available from the venue in person or online via See Tickets.

The legendary Japanese psychedelic rock five piece led by Kawabata Makoto return to York in October.

In 1995 the quartet of Kawabata Makoto (Musica Transonic, Mainliner, Toho Sara), Koizumi Hajime (ex. Mainliner, ex. Seventh Seal), Suhara Keizo (Arijigoku, Rashinban), and Cotton Casino (Mady Gura Blue Heaven) formed a new group and started to record their improvised jam sessions.

A group of social dropouts of every description – musicians, dancers, artists, farmers, channellers, ex-yakuza, mermaid researchers and professional vagrants – known as the Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective, had already begun to coalesce around Kawabata. Then Higashi Hiroshi (ex.Yumejin) joined.

In January 1996, some local residents got the wrong end of the stick and assumed that their house was a hideout for members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult that had committed the gas attack on the Tokyo subway. In the end, they were forced to move out of the original Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective house and their group began to transform from a hippie commune into a true collective of souls. “Acid Mother’s Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.” was released on cassette tape by Acid Mother’s Temple label.

The group released their self-titled debut album on PSF Records (Japan) in November 1997. The album was selected as one of the 50 best albums of the year by the British music magazine, The Wire. Since then Acid Mothers Temple have toured the world over, performing and recording in many guises, reaching every possible audience. They’ve released literally hundreds of singles, albums and CD-Rs and played every psychedelic happening worth it’s salt worldwide.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO

+ Mark Peters (Engineers)
Tuesday 24th October, 7.30pm
Tickets are £10 in advance (more on the door) and available from the venue in person or online via See Tickets.

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