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Acid Mothers Temple - Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. CD (album) cover

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O.

Acid Mothers Temple

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

1.88 | 18 ratings

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UMUR
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1 stars Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. is the debut album from Japanese psychadelic rock act Acid Mothers Temple. The album was released in 1997, so this is not an old sixties gem that no one has ever heard about.

The music on Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. is utter noise. Now I dont normally state something like that this early in my reviews. I usually wait until my conclusion with such utterings but in this case Ill make an exception because this album is beyond my comprehension ( I guess Im not the right target group). I put the album on and expected some good psychadelic rock but instead Im met by a wall of noise, and I mean NOISE. It sounds like someone dropped a lot of acid, turned the volume all the way up,jammed for about an hour and then released that jam session as an album ( It must have been a real bad trip). The noisy section continues for about 30 minutes before the album quiets down for a while. The noise returns and then were actually treated with something that is melodic but too repetitive in the end. The album ends with more noises. I have never heard anything like this before and Ive listened and still listen to both grindcore and noisecore bands. Many of those bands almost sound melodic compared to this music. Most of the music on Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. actually reminds me of Noisecore played in mid tempo instead of blastbeat pace.

This resembles torture. They shouldnt have used something civilized like Metallica to torture those poor souls on Guantanamo. This album would have been a much better choice. They would have confessed to anything within a couple of minutes, Im pretty sure of that. This is unbearable for me. I was sure this was a joke the first time I listened to it, but now Im not so sure.

I cant really comment on the musicianship as it is non existent. I can only hear what is happening towards the end of the album in the melodic quiet part and there the musicianship seems allright.

The production is extremely lo-fi and too loud which means that the sound is totally distorted and you cant hear whats happening most of the time.

This is without a doubt one of the worst albums I have reviewed so far and I have really tried to imagine who would enjoy this music and found no answer. 1 star is deserved for this extremely noisy and repetitive album. I like psychadelic music but this is just too far out. I really hope that the next albums from Acid Mothers Temple are better than this one. Talking about getting off to a bad start.

UMUR | 1/5 |

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