Since 1978 Makoto Kawabata has been the leader of Acid Mothers Temple, a group which seems to be in a constant state of movement, whilst also finding time for playing solo and with many bands and projects, often in collaborations such as Acid Mothers Gong (with Daevid ALLEN and Gilli SMYTH), Acid Mothers Guru Guru (with Mani NEUMEIER), as well as performances and recordings with luminaries of the deep global underground like Simeon of Silver Apples, Damo SUZUKI (ex.CAN), J.F. Pauvros, Keiji Haino, etc.
"Extrême-Onction sees Makoto Kawabata follow Keiji Haino's footsteps into a duel with French outsider guitarist Jean-François Pauvros. Overall it's an ethereal encounter, at points so gentle that you have to pump your stereo to raise anything more than surface sighs. Its atmosphere is as intensely meditative as Haino's Nijiumu group." - David Keenan, The WIRE