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Tripping Out with The Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Praiso U.F.O.

The Acid Mothers Temple is a massive collective of musicians from Japan not unlike the Polyphonic Spree.  Where the Spree was more happy psychedelic music, the Acid Mothers Temple is more trippy psychedelic music.  When they say collective, they mean mean it too.  There are groups within this group that have performed live and released albums.  The most prolific groupling is the Melting Praiso U.F.O. This one features collective founder and guitarist Kawabata Makoto.  These guys have been doing eastern freak outs since 1995.

The Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Praiso U.F.O. is perfect background/meditating music.  Most songs start out slow, quiet, and brooding but it builds up to some clashes and thrashes.  The ebb and flows take over in the midst of  the 50+ minute jams.  It’s a roller coaster ride but it left me calm and focused.  If you can stomach the random yelps and clangs sprinkled through these sets, check them out.  Hopefully they will crank out an epic set at SXSW this year.  In the meantime, check out one of their smaller jams in “Ange Mécanique De Saturne” from their album “Univers Zen Ou de Zero a Zero.”


Going Rogues while we Kick Off the Whole Shebang

If you are talking about the Rogues, then you should be talking about the European Alt rock band and not the punkers from Brooklyn. Give a listen to Carnival below and you can understand why. The bass rhythms and driving guitar remind us of some early Placebo. Lead singer Pearse MacIntyer sounds just a little deeper than Brian Molko, but the influence is there. If you want good driving music, this one works.

We’ll be blasting this ditty while we cruise on down to Austin here in a couple of months for South by Southwest 2010. It’s our first time there and we’re are stoked to go. The Rogues are gonna be there too. While we are packing and planning, we’re going to take a look at some of the artists showcasing at the annual event that caught our ears. The Rogues kick us off so turn this one up.