Posts Tagged ‘ Japan ’

Acid Mothers Temple: April 22, 2017 Knitting Factory

April 27, 2017
By

It’s April and that means cosmic travelers Acid Mothers Temple have reappeared in our North American dimension for their yearly psych ritual, this one dubbed the Hallelujah Mystic tour. Kawabata & co. are awfully prolific so for those of us who might have lost track of their recorded freakouts, these outings make for a nice catchup. This set from the Knitting Factory captures some old favorites like “Pink Lady Lemonade” and “Cometary Orbital Drive,” plus a couple more recent additions like the band’s extended takes on Black Sabbath’s “The Wizard” and Gong’s “Flying Teapot.”

I recorded this from our usual location at Knitting Factory, to the right of the soundboard. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

The Hallelujah Mystic Tour 2017 continues in this and other dimensions! Check here for the remaining dates.

Download the complete show at the Live Music Archive.

Stream the complete show:

Acid Mothers Temple
2017-04-22
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY

Hallelujah Mystic Tour 2017

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard + AKG C480B/CK63 (ROC, PAS) > Zoom F8 > 2 x WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, mixdown, balance, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [1:06:14]
01. Anthem Of The Inner Space
02. The Wizard [Black Sabbath]
03. Flying Teapot [Gong] >
04. Pink Lady Lemonade
05. Another Nanique Dimension >
06. Cometary Orbital Drive

Kawabata Makoto : guitar, synthesizer, voice, speed guru
Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizer, harp, noodle god
Mitsuko Tabata : guitar, guitar-synthesizer, voice, free kisses & hugs
Satoshima Nani : drums, another dimension
S/T “Wolf” : bass, space and time

• Website
• • Buy Wake to a New Dawn of Another Astro Era via Important Records

Acid Mothers Temple: April 6, 2016 Knitting Factory

April 14, 2016
By

IMG_2341

Each Acid Mothers Temple performance is special in some way, but this year’s New York jaunt was notable for the arrival of a greater-than-usual number of new songs. In the case of this Knitting Factory show, after a wild “Dark Star Blues in the Dazzling Sky” came the first of those new jams, “Wizard,” a psycho-blues number whose harmonica intro hurtles into a spasm of guitars.

In fact, a majority of this set was built around new material, though of course the usual standouts “Pink Lady Lemonade” and “Cometary Orbital Drive” also made an appearance. If you checked out our recording of the Mercury Lounge show from the day before this one, you were turned on to “Another Nanique Dimension” and “Blue Velvet Blues” as well as the aforementioned “Wizard,” but this show closed on an even more usual note, with a new, chant-driven number that has not made an appearance (at least in recorded fashion) at any other time so far on this tour. The song highlighted the value of the two female vocalists who joined them on this tour, providing a distinctly Eastern, spiritual slant to the end of the show. The band will wrap up this U.S./Canada jaunt on April 18th in Los Angeles, but we can guarantee they’ll be back next year.

nyctaper and I recorded this set with a combination of Neumann KM150 hypercardiod mics and Schoeps MK4V cardiod mics, combined with a soundboard feed from house engineer Rob. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show from its page on the Live Music Archive: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the complete show:

Acid Mothers Temple
2016-04-06
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Neumann KM150 (ROC, PAS) + Soundboard (engineer: Rob) + Schoeps MK4V (ROC, PAS)>Aeta PSP3>>Zoom F8>6x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:20:50]
01 intro jam>Dark Star Blues in the Dazzling Sky
02 [tuning]
03 Wizard>
04 Pink Lady Lemonade>
05 IAO Chant>
06 Pink Lady Lemonade
07 [tuning2]
08 Blue Velvet Blues
09 Another Nanique Dimension>
10 Cometary Orbital Drive
11 [new song 2]

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Acid Mothers Temple, visit their website, and buy their records here.

Acid Mothers Temple: April 5, 2016 Mercury Lounge

April 11, 2016
By

Acid Mothers Temple

The cost of touring being what it is, there aren’t many Japanese bands that make it to the U.S. as frequently as Acid Mothers Temple. Their yearly tour has become ritual, for the band and its audience. NYCTaper has been capturing the band’s New York appearances for the past few years—always a stop on the Lower East Side at Mercury Lounge, and one in Williamsburg at the Knitting Factory. I’m delighted that this year I got to do my part and record the Mercury Lounge show. The “Wake to a New Dawn of Another Astro Era Tour 2016” wraps up next week in Los Angeles, having begun last month in Mexico City. Through the month-long visit, setlists have been fairly consistent and their Mercury Lounge set features most of the songs they’ve been playing, including “La Novia,” “The Wizard,” “Another Nanique Dimension,” “Cometary Orbital Drive,” and of course it wouldn’t be an Acid Mothers Temple show without their signature “Pink Lady Lemonade.” If you’re familiar with Acid Mothers Temple, you know the deal and no further introduction is needed. If this is your initial foray into the Acid Mothers cosmos, welcome aboard.

I recorded this set from our usual location in the venue combined with a board feed from Mercury FOH, Alex. The sound is excellent. Enjoy, and stay tuned for the Knitting Factory set, which we’ll be posting soon.

The Wake to a New Dawn of Another Astro Era Tour 2016 continues! Check here for the remaining Texas and California dates.

Download the complete show at the Live Music Archive.

Stream the complete show:

Acid Mothers Temple
2016-04-05
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Alex Beaulieu) + AKG C480B/CK63 (ROC, PAS) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [1:26:30]
01. La Novia
02. The Wizard >
03. Pink Lady Lemonade >
04. IAO Chant >
05. Pink Lady Lemonade
06. Blue Velvet Blues >
07. Another Nanique Dimension
08. Cometary Orbital Drive

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Acid Mothers Temple, visit their website, and buy their records here.

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

May 2, 2014
By

IMG_7231
[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:

IMG_7217

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.

IMG_7226

 

Acid Mothers Temple: April 19, 2013 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 21, 2013
By

amt2013-04-19-2
[Photos by acidjack – sorry they aren’t very good]

Seeing Acid Mothers Temple has become a bit of a yearly tradition for me, and it’s one worth keeping. No two shows by the legendary Japanese psych-rock band are alike, and this one at the Mercury Lounge on Friday night was extra-special due to the introduction of two as-yet-untitled songs from the band’s forthcoming album. The rest of the set was the usual dazzling display of the band’s improvisational talent, with this tour’s version of “Pink Lady Lemonade” jamming into “Om Riff” and back into “Pink Lady Lemonade” anchoring the middle of the set, plus a killer rendition of “Cometary Orbital Drive”. As with the Knitting Factory show I captured last year, the band ended this 90-minute set with “Chinese Flying Saucer”, sending the exhausted late-night crowd home happy. Until next year, enjoy this dose of Acid Mothers Temple!

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 supercardiod microphones in our usual spot in the venue, plus a soundboard feed from a longtime Mercury house engineer. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

This NYCTaper recording is being hosted on the Live Music Archive.  You can stream the entire show by clicking the song titles below.

Direct Download: [MP3] or [FLAC


amt2013-04-19-1
Acid Mothers Temple
2013-04-19
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41 (PAS, slightly ROC)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard)>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (adjust levels, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 3.0 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:30:55] (Thanks to the band for the corrected song titles)
01 [new song 1] Space Speed Suicide
02 [banter1]
03 Dark Stars In the Dazzling Sky In Search of Lost Divine Ark
04 [banter2]
05 Pink Lady Lemonade>
06 Om Riff>
07 Pink Lady Lemonade
08 Cometary Orbital Drive
09 [encore break]
10 Chinese Flying Saucer

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Acid Mothers Temple, visit their website, and buy their records from your favorite retailer.

Suzuki Junzo: November 27, 2012 Union Pool – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

December 29, 2012
By



The Japanese guitarist Suzuki Junzo‘s latest album is entitled Ode To A Blue Ghost, and that is an apt description for the spectral noise that Junzo wrings from his guitar. I was not familiar with Junzo before this show, but he has had a long career in the Japanese guitar underground, cranking out a host of self- and label-released records. This show at Union Pool with fellow avant-gardists Rhyton, Eidetic Seeing and the Gibby Haynes and Kohoutek-affiliated Ultimate Vag gave fans of far-out psych and noise a lot to love, but even the musicians in the other bands were somewhat unfamiliar with Junzo’s work. With an undercurrent of blues, Junzo’s guitar sounds can run a surprising emotional range, blending the familiar with the unfamiliar. This show represented a fairly rare chance to see Junzo outside his native Japan, and we are thrilled to have been there to capture it.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones and a soundboard feed by the house engineer, Doug.  This favors the soundboard mix as it is all guitar, and other than a few spots of DI distortion, it is excellent.  Enjoy!

Direct download of the complete shows: [MP3] | [FLAC]

If the FLAC link is no longer working, email nyctaper for the FLAC files

Follow acidjack on twitter

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Suzuki Junzo
2012-11-27
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Doug) + Schoeps MK5 (DFC, at SBD, DIN)>KCY>Z-PFA>>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>Adobe Audition CS5.5 (patch a few min of bad channel, mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ, exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, noise removal, light DR compression, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Guitar Blues
02 Anastasia
03 Moetsukita Chizu (Lament for The Man Without a Map)
04 Hour of Death (Kaneko Jutok)
05 Awake in the Union Pool

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Suzuki Junzo, visit his website, and buy his records, including Ode To A Blue Ghost, in his online store.

Acid Mothers Temple: April 30, 2012 Knitting Factory – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

May 2, 2012
By


[Photos by acidjack]

Acid Mothers Temple (well, the full name of this ensemble being Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.) blew my mind the first time I saw them, back in 2010, and they did so again on this night at the Knitting Factory.  With two new studio albums under their belt from 2011, the band came out and delivered a mind-melting 104 minute performance that showed off the new tracks. Unconfined by the strictures of expectation or conventional song structure, each of this night’s songs was a study in improvisation. Rather than the wonky soloing that often typifies improvisational bands, the Mothers took their journey as a tight and focused unit, obviously cueing off of each other. This show had more vocal-heavy songs than the previous show, which gave some of the songs a more cohesive feel despite their even-more-extended jamming. As was the case even before its release, the instant-classic “Pink Lady Lemonade” with its Zeppelinesque main riff was the crowd favorite.  The show ended with the wallop of “Chinese Flying Saucer”, one of the tighter songs in the set, as the band continued to rock furiously, right until the last guitar hit the floor.

I recorded this set with AKG large-diaphragm cardiod microphones and a naturally “warm” handbuilt preamp, plus an excellent soundboard feed provided by the Knitting Factory FOH Devin. In retrospect, the choice of microphone and preamp was not ideal, as this combination is better suited to the fine detail of acoustic and less-bassy shows. Nonetheless, with a bit of editing, the resulting capture is excellent.  Further, please let me know of any tracking errors – I think I did better than last time, but there may still be mistakes in song names.  For convenient listening and breaking up into CDs, I broke up long improvisational pieces into multiple parts in order to make them a bit easier to navigate.

Brooklyn’s own Phantom Family Halo opened this show, and that recording will be posted soon.

Stream “Pink Lady Lemonade Pt. 1”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Stream “Chinese Flying Saucer”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

This recording is now available to download as FLAC or MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Acid Mothers Temple
2012-04-30
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at NYCTaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

AKG C 414 B-XLS (cardiod, slightly ROC, at SBD, 7.5ft, POS)>Aerco MP-2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, harmonic exciter)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, additional EQ, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:44:26]
01 Space Ritual Jam
02 Shine On You Crazy Dynamite
03 Shine On You Crazy Dynamite Pt. II
04 Shine On You Crazy Dynamite Pt. III
05 Pink Lady Lemonade
06 Pink Lady Lemonade Pt. II
07 Pink Lady Lemonade Pt. III
08 Cometary Orbital Drive>Speed Guru
09 [encore break]
10 Chinese Flying Saucer

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Acid Mothers Temple, visit their website, and buy their records from your favorite retailer.

Support nyctaper

DISCLAIMER and LEGAL NOTICE

nyctaper.com is a live music blog that offers a new paradigm of music distribution on the web. The recordings are offered for free on this site as are the music posts, reviews and links to artist sites. All recordings are posted with artist permission or artists with an existing pro-taping policy.

All recordings and original content posted on this site are @nyctaper.com as live recordings pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 106, et. seq. Redistribution of nyctaper recordings without consent of nyctaper.com is strictly prohibited.

nyctaper.com hereby waives all copyright claims to any and all recordings posted on this site to THE PERFORMERS ONLY. If any artist posted on this site requests that recordings be removed, those recordings will be removed forthwith.