Monday 23 July 2018, 7.30pm

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE – VARIATIONS

Acid Mothers Temple present a special evening showcasing different sides of their sprawling musical universe.

Sets will include:

- NANI ∞ GURU
Makoto Kawabata pairs up with drummer Satoshima Nani for a duo show. The pair have recorded an album together since collaborating together on this project for the first time in residency in Mexico in Winter 2017.

- Acoustic Psychedelic Session
When AMT played at Cafe Oto previously - in October 2013, their acoustic set featured everything from acid folk to acapella folk song. Prepare for the unexpected.

- Special Guests will join the band for this evening.

Acid Mothers Temple

The sprawling universe of that is Acid Mothers Temple was formed in 1995 by Kawabata Makoto. Originally titled the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective and encompassing musicians, dancers, artists, farmers, channellers, ex-yakuza, mermaid researchers and professional vagrants, the collective has always had at its core a dedication to improvised music. Now with a history of over two decades, and a discography of over one hundred releases, which is not to mention the numerous solo and side-project releases which encompass everything from drone, acid-folk, acapella, to minimalist composition, the group show no signs of relenting in the pace of their creative energy.

In December 2017 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO welcomed new vocalist Jyonson Tsu, and performed an initial show together in Tokyo at the Annual Acid Mothers Temple Festival. Sadly this era also marked the departure from the band of long-standing member Mitsuru Tabata. This new incarnation of the AMT collective, featuring founders Kawabata and Higashi, at the helm, plus the recently recruited rhythm section of Sakamoto and Uchida who joined the group in 2015. The band tour Europe in this new incarnation for the first time in Autumn 2018.