Acid Mothers Temple: April 23, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Full Set Streaming

May 2, 2014
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[photos by acidjack]

Acid Mothers Temple have achieved the cult status they have for good reason — their shows are always deliciously familiar, yet never the same twice. You always know you’ll hear some version of “Pink Lady Lemonade”, however it may be broken up into parts. That familiar riff always feels like an anchor in the midst of a set that’s usually a deep, spiritual, psychedelic dive, where you’re never sure the band is entirely aware of where they’re going to take you before they do. The Acid Mothers kicked off their latest U.S. tour at Mercury Lounge, a familiar haunt packed to the gills with everyone from longtime devotees tripping balls to dumbstruck yuppies wondering what they had wandered into. Their latest record, In Search of Lost Divine Ark, adds another notch of sonic triumph to their belt, and the title track from the record closed out this set in exactly the way you’d hope.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed provided by longtime Mercury engineer Kevin Mazzarelli, together with Schoeps MK41 microphones. The recording emphasizes the board feed to cut out the chatter of the annoying couple chatting under my mics, who are pretty much invisible in the recording. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

If you can assist with the two missing song titles, please let us know. Acid Mothers Temple will be back in NYC on May 28 at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. Get tickets here.

This NYCTaper recording is being hosted on the Live Music Archive.  You can stream the entire show by clicking the song titles below or download it via the links provided.

Direct download of the entire show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the full set:

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Acid Mothers Temple
2014-04-23
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

“Astrorgasm From the Inner Temple Tour”

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Kevin Mazzarelli)+Schoeps MK41>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (adjust levels, align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:24:41]
01 Kawabata’s Last Nocturne
02 [unknown1]
03 Jam>Pink Lady Lemonade>
04 [unknown2]
05 Pink Lady Lemonade
06 Cometary Orbital Drive
07 [encore break]
08 In Search of Lost Divine Ark

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Acid Mothers Temple, visit their website, and buy their records, including In Search of Lost Divine Ark from there or at your favorite retailer.

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5 Responses to Acid Mothers Temple: April 23, 2014 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Full Set Streaming

  1. nodandsmilerecs
    May 2, 2014 at 7:54 am

    thanks!

  2. May 2, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Nice! I managed to snag that awesome note as a fangrl souvenir, glad you were able to snap a photo beforehand. A great show, as always.

  3. Jason Ellis
    May 3, 2014 at 12:10 am

    That photo of the note for the soundguy is the best thing ever!

  4. MM
    May 13, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Thank you so much for always capturing these stellar shows and sharing them, it is very much appreciated. I will make a donation for you this week.

    Louder than the universe indeed. My ears rang for a day and a half. They always make it hurt so good!

    Thanks again!

  5. MM
    May 13, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Track 4 is a modified version of the same “Om Riff” they played last year in between the Pink Lady Lemonades.

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