Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO

Profile:
Japanese psychedelic rock band founded in 1995 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective as a freak-out group for the 21st century, led by Kawabata Makoto.
According to acidmothers.com, U.F.O. is for "underground freak out".
Visual credits often go to Kawabata Sachiko / Sachiko Ichikawa / Elf (9).
Its lineup is ever-mutating.

Current members
Makoto Kawabata / Speed Guru – guitars, electronics, vocals (1995–present)
Hiroshi Higashi / Noodle God – synthesizer, vocals, harmonica (1998–present)
Nani Satoshima / Another Dimension – drums (2014–present)
Jyonson Tsu – guitar, bouzouki, vocals (2018–present)

Former members
Cotton Casino (Tomoko Kajino) / Beer & Cigarette – synthesizer, vocals (1995-2004), occasionally appearing as guest since 2012
Hajime Koizumi / Sleeping Monk (2) – drums (1995-2001, 2002, 2003-2005)
Takahashi Atsuki – drums (1995-1997)
Suzuki Chisen – vocals (1995-2000)
Ishida Yoko / Cheesecake – violin, performer, photography (1995-2001)
Mano Kazuhiko – saxophone (1995-2001)
Keizo Suhara – bass guitar (1995-1998)
Tatsuya Yoshida – drums (1997-1998, 2001)
Hisashi Yasuda – bass guitar (1998)
Ayano / Space Hi – Performer (1998)
Father Moo – Performer (1998, 2002)
Haco – Vocals (1998-1999, 2001)
Atsushi Tsuyama / Cosmic Joker – bass guitar, vocals (1998-2015)
Yoshimitsu Ichiraku – drums (2001-2002, 2009)
Audrey Ginestet – vocals, bass guitar, piano (2001)
Terukina Noriko – vibraphone, glockenspiel (2001)
Magic Aum Gigi – harp (2002)
Uki Eiji – drums (2002, 2005-2006)
Okano Futoshi – drums (2002-2003)
Ryoko Ono – saxophone, flute (2005-2006, 2007)
Nao (3) – vocals (2005-2006)
Kitagawa Hao – theremin, vocals (2006-2007)
Shimura Koji / Latino Cool – drums (2006-2014)
Mitsuru Tabata / Maratab / Mitsuko☆Tabata – guitar, vocals, guitar synthesizer (2012-2017)
S/T (2) a.k.a Wolf (83) / Space and Time – bass guitar (2016-2020 december)
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none Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (Album) Not On Label none Japan 1996 Sell This Version
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LA-032 Freak Out — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Freak Out(Cass) La Musica Records LA-032 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
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LA-056 Speed Guru — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Speed Guru(Cass, Album) La Musica Records LA-056 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
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PSFD-93 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (Album) P.S.F. Records PSFD-93 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
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AMT-01 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (Album) Acid Mothers Temple AMT-01 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
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AMT-02 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (Album) Acid Mothers Temple AMT-02 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
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PSFD-106 Pataphisical Freak Out MU!! — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Pataphisical Freak Out MU!! (Album) P.S.F. Records PSFD-106 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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AMTCD-001 Wild Gals A Go-Go — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Wild Gals A Go-Go (Album) Acid Mothers Temple AMTCD-001 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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AMT-04 Studio Recording + Live Recording — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Studio Recording + Live Recording(Cass, Ltd) Acid Mothers Temple AMT-04 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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PSFD-123 Troubadours From Another Heavenly World — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Troubadours From Another Heavenly World (Album) P.S.F. Records PSFD-123 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
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MP-19 Live In Occident — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Live In Occident (Album) Detector MP-19 US 2000 Sell This Version
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ECL-003 La Nòvia — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* La Nòvia (Album) Eclipse Records (3) ECL-003 US 2000 Sell This Version
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ECL-010 In C — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* In C (Album) Eclipse Records (3), Acid Mothers Temple ECL-010 US 2001 Sell This Version
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staticresonance:1 Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!) — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O* Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!) (Album) Static Caravan, Resonant staticresonance:1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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Squealer 034-2 New Geocentric World Of Acid Mothers Temple — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* New Geocentric World Of Acid Mothers Temple (Album) Squealer Squealer 034-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
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ALIENCD34 Electric Heavyland — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Electric Heavyland(CD, Album) Alien8 Recordings ALIENCD34 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
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Fractal020 Univers Zen Ou De Zéro à Zéro — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Univers Zen Ou De Zéro à Zéro (Album) Fractal Records (2) Fractal020 France 2002 Sell This Version
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ACID 1 Born To Be Wild In The U.S.A. 2000 — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Born To Be Wild In The U.S.A. 2000 (Album) Wabana Ore Limited ACID 1 US 2002 Sell This Version
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AMTCD-006 Live In Japan — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO The Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO* Live In Japan (Album) Acid Mothers Temple AMTCD-006 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
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?PD-001 41st Century Splendid Man — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* 41st Century Splendid Man (Album) tUMULt ?PD-001 US 2002 Sell This Version
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EKTRO-015 St. Captain Freak Out And The Magic Bamboo Request — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* St. Captain Freak Out And The Magic Bamboo Request(CD, Album) Ektro Records EKTRO-015 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
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SPCD 626 Kinski / Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Kinski & Acid Mothers Temple* Kinski & Acid Mothers Temple* - Kinski / Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO (Album) Sub Pop SPCD 626 US 2003 Sell This Version
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GZDECL-03, GZDLP04 The Day Before The Sky Fell In America 9/10/01 — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO The Day Before The Sky Fell In America 9/10/01 Eclipse Records (3), Galactic Zoo Disk GZDECL-03, GZDLP04 US 2003 Sell This Version
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AMTCD-012 Last Concert In Tokyo — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.* Last Concert In Tokyo (Album) Acid Mothers Temple AMTCD-012 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
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FüNFUNDVIERZIG 142 A Thousand Shades Of Grey — Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO & Escapade Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO & Escapade - A Thousand Shades Of Grey(CD) FünfUndVierzig FüNFUNDVIERZIG 142 Germany 2003 Sell This Version

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ThePsychRock

ThePsychRock

August 10, 2022
AMT is one of the most psychedelic experimental bands of all time. Guitarist Kawabata Makoto is an underground legend with his freakout guitar solos. They have so many albums each offering something new and far out. They have influenced hundreds of bands and have become underground legends. As time passes the interest in their music will only grow especially as items are reissued or released on vinyl for the first time. They have many names and spin off projects. Kawabato Makoto has been on several hundred records and done many many world tours; he is a truly innovative and uncompromising artist. AMT is not for everyone but once the musical taste buds have developed to appreciate this music there is nothing that compares. Their live performances are truly transmissions from another world and are not to be missed.
consort

consort

April 15, 2010
edited over 12 years ago
A recent CD from this collective features a "Steal Your Face," something I find very pleasing, as when the Dead were touring, anyone could print stickers, T-shirts, etc. featuring any derivative or direct reproduction of the band's insignia; now that Grateful Dead Merchandising has usurped the family tradition, I imagine this couldn't be something one could get away with doing in the US. I wonder how deep the similarities are - in my perception, the Dead were generally abhorred by anyone who hadn't seen them live, but rare was the mind that wasn't infected after having the experience.

I've had very few "favorite" bands in my life (Sonic Youth, Swans, Caroliner) but many bands have stayed in my house, something that's worn thin on almost all of us and generally doesn't help the place smell any better. Seeing another van in the driveway did not please any of my housemates, but after discovering who was in the living room, each one was charmed, stars in their eyes, pleasantly surprised to say the least.

Though I dearly wanted to catch them live in the past, this tour was the first time I was actually able to make it out, and though I've enjoyed their records, after this experience I feel as infected as I was at one point with the Dead - I expected a psychedelic freak-out, but this would actually be understating the peak they boiled up and drove impossibly further into ecstatic frenzy - the crowd was pushed to the limits of excitement and then pushed over the edge; it felt like a communal orgasm, like the venue would have to burst, unable to contain the level of shared intensity. Here the comparison with the Dead may be apt, but must be doubled, tripled, squared or cubed; or it may not be apt at all, like comparing opiates to psychedelics.

As they play, particularly during the most technically demanding and driving segments, they look like meditators, minds calm, bodies beautiful. They brought this kind of presence into the house, leaving it actually smelling better (lol), very gracious, unassuming, beautiful voices, obvious humor in the Japanese not literally understood but containing such personality as is universally attractive and full of kindness, wisdom, and humility.

For many years I avoided getting into AMT because their output is so intimidatingly voluminous - I felt that if I were to take it on, I'd have to stop listening to everything else just to keep up. After seeing them live and experiencing their presence on and off stage, I could relate to anyone's exclusive obsession - just as this type of "monogamy" was common among deadheads, AMT could be the only band you need.
jake.afc

jake.afc

January 26, 2010
"Do Whatever You Want, Don't Do Whatever You Don't Want!!"
Is this the AMT concept? I don't know, it may be a part but this is what i mean for life. I discovered this band in the same casual ways i usually discover old and new psych\garage bands, and the first album i found "Mantra Of Love" was not exactly the most interesting album i came across, and also the cover art was not attractive for my attention. But who knows how, i casually googled for them and started to discover lots of very interesting stuff about them and i was fascinated. I read all what i find on the internet about them, in particular the frontman Kawabata Makoto: what they do, what they think, what they want, their music, their style... it was so close to my ideas that i thought "man! that's the way i like!". You know, collective living without any must or rule, play and record together, doing "strange", experimental sounds... making music without following a guideline, theme or inspiration but completely free. Probably they're not the only group, but the first contemporary group with these ideas i found, which changed something in me. Fro exalmpe i started learning music and how to play as many instrument as i can.
Regarding their music, as i am a quiet person, i find their psychedelic\folk\drones recordings exceptional, on the other side i dislike the Noise\extreme-freak acts. Maybe it's my fault that i'm not able to understand it yet! Anyway this is only my opinion.
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