Acid Mothers Temple and the Cosmic Inferno – “Starless and Bible Black Sabbath” (2006)

August 21, 2011 at 7:49 am (Music, Reviews & Articles)

Japanese psychedelic music at its finest. This review comes from the PopMatters site, May 9, 2006 and written by Daniel Spicer…

This current incarnation of Kawabata Makoto’s Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective, known in these post-Cotton Casino days as the Cosmic Inferno is, as the name suggests, an altogether more incendiary creation than the comparatively whimsical Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Gone are the days when the occasional, acoustic ‘tea-ceremony-in-the-temple’ type track might waft onto an album. These days it’s all about the riffs, and the heavier the better.

Some things, however, don’t change, and here we find Kawabata continuing his tradition of clumsily constructed album titles paying tribute to rock icons: this time around there’s obviously a King Crimson reference but we’re unmistakably in Black Sabbath territory: the album cover features a carefully crafted facsimile of Sabbath’s first album, with Kawabata standing in for the original mystical female cover-star. Read the rest of this entry »

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