Acid Mothers Temple’s yearly trip to New York has become a similarly regular event for this site, as we’ve caught almost every New York tour since 2010. The Japanese psychedelic rock veterans continue to get better, combining their can’t-miss material with fresh, bizarre and different new explorations of sound. This night at the Knitting Factory (the first of two in NYC, both of which we covered) found the band ready to put on a high-octane show, crossing-guitars in the air, banging their heads, and making jokes. The brand-new “Benzaiten”, from their 2015 CD, is an instant classic, starting with harder, almost-metal tones before veering into free-jazz-like Japanese folk. The band played a total of eight songs (counting one jam number and an as-yet-unnamed new song) that stretched the 90 minutes-plus to the limit. For the first time since I’ve seen them, the band closed out on “Cometary Orbital Drive”, which came on the heels of a spaced-out new jam number. “Cometary” is one of my favorite songs from the band’s catalog, and it made for a perfect way to end the night.
I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from the Knit engineer Mikey, together with Schoeps MK41V supercardiod microphones. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!
This show is hosted on the Live Music Archive. Here’s its page there. The Thursday night show at Mercury Lounge will be up soon.
Stream the complete set:
Acid Mothers Temple
Brooklyn, NY USA
Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack
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Tracks [Total Time: 1:34:34]
01 Dark Star Blues, aka Dark Star Blues In the Dazzling Sky
04 Pink Lady Lemonade>
05 Om Riff>
06 Pink Lady Lemonade
08 Cometary Orbital Drive