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Troubadours from Another Heavenly World CD
PSF music The Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. are a spaced-out psychedelic Japanese hippie commune slash folk rock band. This three track album aims to trip you out and send you to the moon.
One of Acid Mothers Temple's first albums, Troubadours From Another Heavenly World first came out as a CD on P.S.F. in 2000. It was reissued three years later as a double LP with a bonus fourth track (ironically, the title piece). Much more atmospheric than later efforts like Univers Zen or Electric Heavyland, it presents long, trippy, neo-psychedelic tunes high in experimental content. The group features the twin drums of Hajime Koizumi and Robuko Emi, two keyboardists in Casino Cotton and Hiroshi Higashi, Atsushi Tsuyama on bass, and, of course, guitarist and leader Makoto Kawabata. Audrey Ginestet and Haco (of After Dinner and Hoahio fame) guest on vocals. "Heroin Heroine's Heritage" begins the proceedings with a soft, dreamy piece paradoxically propelled by a noise guitar. "She Is a Rainbow in Curved Air," only five minutes long, acts like an interlude. Casino Cotton's whispery voice hovers in the distance, while Kawabata tortures listeners' ears with a violin. The real treat here is "Acid Heart Mother," a fantastic half-hour freak-out. Titled after Pink Floyd's ...