This was my first time seeing Acid Mothers Temple in their fifteen-year history, so perhaps the other fans more familiar with the band knew a bit more what to expect than I did – an intoxicating sonic journey that blew minds and eardrums. The already-legendary Japanese psych-rock band, led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto, has operated on-and-off for the last fifteen years as a collective, and only in more recent times as a tightly-knit, core band. And their sound, believe you me, is heavy, a wall of music that crescendoes and, then, seemingly, crescendoes still further. Most songs segue seamlessly from one another; the show is relentless and tight. No wonder members of the crowd had been following the band across the U.S. – they are that kind of band, the type to inspire fanatics. Count me in.
I recorded this set from the optimal spot in the venue with the DPA microphones. The crowd was focused on the music and the recording is excellent. I should note – as I said up top – that I am not familiar with the band’s music, and therefore I could use commenters’ help on the setlist. There may also be some imperfect tracking, which is a combination of my inexperience with their music and the relatively seamless nature of the set. As it is best experienced as a complete piece of music, I do not think that will detract from the listening experience. Enjoy!
This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].
Acid Mothers Temple
Brooklyn, NY USA
An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com
Equipment: DPA 4021>Naiant littlebox>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to right side of SBD cage, mics at 9?, ~NOS
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, slight EQ, amplify each channel, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )
Tracks (thanks to the commenter for the setlist)
01 Opening jam
02 Improvisation > In O to Infinity
03 More Improvisation
04 Pink Lady Lemonade
05 The End Jam
06 Pink Lady Lemonade
07 Cometary Orbital Drive
08 encore break
09 Dark Stars in the Dazzling Sky
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