Acid Mothers Temple
Pink Lady Lemonade


5.0
classic

Review

by Piglet G. Taylor USER (6 Reviews)
December 16th, 2011 | 44 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If there were sound in outer space, this would be it.

Acid Mothers Temple has always been somewhat of an enigma. Over the course of just 14 years, they have released a ***ing monumental total of 42 LPs, all comprising of the most revolutionary, obscure music that has possibly ever come across the acid-infused human consciousness. Beyond comprehensible to listen to, let alone describe, ‘Pink Lady Lemonade’ is a mark on musical limits and a legacy to LSD and its stupefying effects.

To get in perspective how weird this is, you’ll have to realize that these guys were probably tripping balls the whole time recording. In fact, they probably always are tripping balls judging by how much material they make. Describing their music is like skinning a lipid newt with a blunt piece of turtle shell made out of chocolate. It’s relatively difficult. But basically, if you were to play this near some whales (McDonald’s or the Pacific Ocean would be good enough), they would start rolling on the floor moaning that they are in a hyena’s stomach. Assuming that whales had a floor to roll on and prior knowledge on what exactly a hyena is. If you were to record yourself trying to mimic the noises on this album and then put it on playback, it’ll sound something like the backwards version of Stairway to Heaven and you’ll probably be accused by fundamentalist christians of Satanism.

The inspirations aren’t hard to pick out, you can even grasp it from their LP names themselves; Electric Heavyland, 41st Century Splendid Man, Are We Experimental?, Dark Side of the Black Moon: What Planet Are We On?, The Ripper At The Heaven's Gates Of Dark , St. Captain Freak Out and the Magic Bamboo Reques and Starless and Bible Black Sabbath. There are a whole assortment of obvious influences come both straight out of the 60’s, 70’s and the electronic music of this day. What is so impressive is how Acid Mothers Temple successfully mixes this wide arrangement of genres together as if it was a cup of tea or something. The fusion of sounds that come out of one compilation in itself is absolutely astounding. At the start of You’re From Outer Space (Part 2), for example, it sounds like they mixed the chanting of Buddhist monks and The Lion King theme song and then out of nowhere, an amazing sprawling guitar solo comes into the fray with mind-blowing technicality. And the guitar work doesn’t stop for a couple minutes before it breaks into mindless garble of bubbly noises akin to the sound an anteater would make if it were to drink milkshake through its flabby snout. I have a theory that they actually recorded half the record in a zoo full of chipmunks and all they had to do is give them some voice amplifiers and cacti to hit each other with.

It’s hard to critique an album as bizarre as this one, but I trust that anyone who will listen to it will immediately fall in love. It’s upon the edges of the human imagination, stretching to boundaries of music as we know it. The metaphysical themes are a testament to the fantastic amount of diverse sounds apparent in the music. It makes you wonder how much effort they would’ve went through trying to compose these wonderful montages of music in order to satisfy their hallucinogen-addicted minds. Probably none at all.



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Piglet
December 16th 2011


4654 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

A quick write-up I did because I was pretty bored. I just think a lot of people need to listen to this band.
It's a bit like Shpongle if they picked up a couple guitars and listened to a lot of Jimi Hendrix.

pizzamachine
December 16th 2011


12571 Comments


They've released 42 albums? Wow.

Piglet
December 16th 2011


4654 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Something like that. They come under about 7 different band names and line-ups but they are all pretty much the same thing.

WeepingBanana
December 16th 2011


10146 Comments


these guys are intense. only heard that one Crystal Rainbow Pyramid something something album but it was pretty cool

rasputin
December 16th 2011


14544 Comments


I've got one of their albums, I like it but I haven't properly absorbed it yet. Good review.

ShadowRemains
December 17th 2011


20743 Comments


this sounds like something perfect to get high to

Digging: Banks - Goddess

taylormemer
December 17th 2011


4917 Comments


Hey bro. You should review more

Ire
December 17th 2011


41780 Comments


i have a few amt albums. pretty sweet band

Piglet
December 17th 2011


4654 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this sounds like something perfect to get high to

if you are into that sort of thing, sure =)

these guys are intense. only heard that one Crystal Rainbow Pyramid something something album but it was pretty cool

yeah i haven't gotten around to that one. probably will just now.
and is your avatar a sketch by Ralph Steadman? The guy that did all those random drawings for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?

Hey bro. You should review more

probably will bro

Adash
December 17th 2011


1356 Comments


you fucking king. Haven't heard this album but anyone who does Acid Mothers reviews deserves an ovation

taylormemer
December 17th 2011


4917 Comments


Were you on drugs writing this lol?

Bloodbirds
December 17th 2011


250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Is this as good as Univers zen ou de zero a zero ? That's the only album I've heard.

Piglet
December 17th 2011


4654 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

you fucking king. Haven't heard this album but anyone who does Acid Mothers reviews deserves an ovation

thanks

Were you on drugs writing this lol?

hahah no, just listening to this album

Is this as good as Univers zen ou de zero a zero ? That's the only album I've heard.

Yeah, I think this is much better than Univers, although you'll probably find they are pretty much the same thing hahah. The main difference is that this album makes you feel like your floating in a hot cup of green tea whereas Univers makes you feel like your in an ant colony that somehow acquired power tools.

Bloodbirds
December 17th 2011


250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That sounds interesting. I'll get this ASAP.

seedofnothing
December 17th 2011


3425 Comments


Check out that album artwork on Acid Mothers Temple "Does the Cosmic Shepherd Dream of Electric Tapirs?"

I guess I'm looking at mother lovin'.

Piglet
December 18th 2011


4654 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

lol

seedofnothing
December 19th 2011


3425 Comments


Band obviously has an infatuation with breast's. If I was their brother would my album covers have asses all over them?

Spec
December 19th 2011


27170 Comments


Yeah this is pretty great.

Ire
December 19th 2011


41780 Comments


New Geocentric World is the jam.

ShadowRemains
December 19th 2011


20743 Comments


guys that like ass over tits

although nice racks are never a turn off



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