Acid Mothers Temple
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Formed in 1995 by Makoto Kawabata at the same time as the Acid
Mothers Temple Soul Collective. The group released its debut album in
1997 on PSF Records (Japan), and it was selected as one of the year's
best albums in the The Wire magazine (UK). In 1998 the group played
their first tours of the US and Europe. Since then the group has released a
huge number of albums on labels from many different countries. As of
2017, the group has released around 80 albums. Every year since 1998,
they have toured extensively in the US and Europe, and more recently
have started performing around Asia and in Japan too.
The group has performed in collaboration with many musicians including
psychedelic originators Gong and Guru Guru, Simeon (Silver Apples), Nik
Turner (Hawkwind), and the Occitanian trad sinder Rosina de Peira.
Japanese collaborators have included Afrirampo, Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins),
Maso Yamazaki (Masonna), Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms), Jun Kuriyama
(The Ox), and many others.
To begin with the group had a floating line-up with contributions from many
members of the AMT Soul Collective. But as tours became more frequent,
the group began to coalesce around a core touring line-up. Other bands
were created with Acid Mothers Temple as part of their name (AMT & The
Cosmic Inferno, AMT SWR, AMT & The Space Paranoid, Acid Mothers
Gong, Acid Mothers Guru Guru, etc.), but AMT & The Melting Paraiso
U.F.O. has continued to function as the mothership and main lineage for all
In 2016, 21 years since the group's founding, there was a major shift in the
line-up and "Next Generation" was added to the name. We now view the
first 20 years as chapter one in our story, and we are now turning the page
to start chapter two. The current touring line-up is: Makoto Kawabata (the
sole original member), Hiroshi Higashi, Mitsuko☆Tabata, Nani Satoshima,