Last minute announcement!
Tomorrow night – Saturday 19 November – we will host the first ever acoustic set performed outside of Japan by legendary Japanese psych-rock ensemble ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE alongside solo sets from core members MAKOTO KAWABATA & TSUYAMA ATSUSHI.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O.
A freak-out group for the 21st century founded in 1995 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective. Led by Kawabata Makoto.
Kawabata Makoto is best known for his speed-demon noise-fuzz guitar in Acid Mothers Temple, but he is also widely active as an unparalleled drone guitarist. Drawing upon a huge reservoir of original techniques including metal glissando and bow-work that can summon up the sound of a string ensemble or orchestra, his work in this area cannot be simply categorized as minimal, drone or experimental. You'll find it hard to believe that a single guitar can create sonic worlds of such meditative and elegant depth.
"Atsushi Tsuyama is..stranger to himself…..Tsuyama from mountain but he is never Mr.Lesly West"