Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso UFO: Recurring Dream And Apocalypse Of Darkness

It seems Acid Mothers Temple were in some inner turmoil about what to call this record. For only having two tracks, you’d think that one track was “Recurring Dream” and the other “Apocalypse Of Darkness.” Nope. The second track is the title track, all there. The first is “Eternal Incantation Or Perpetual Nightmare.” AMT can’t seem to make up their minds.

Except for when it comes to a riff. That’s when they’re straight. Once they set their mind to one, say goodbye to the next 10 minutes, because they’re just going to roll on it and jam their psychedelic Japanese asses off. Good for them. It pretty much rules.

Not that it’s particularly groundbreaking or essential or even that pleasing, but there’s a real truth, no matter how instinctual or effect-laden or unrefined, in what these quacks are doing. It’s pretty heavy by their standards, “their Sunn O))) record” to quote guitarist Kawabata Mokoto. It’s easily dismissed as wankery, but that’s only half the answer, and half the time, that’s cool anyway, so they’ve got that down. You’d figure they’d have to after 13 or so years of this stuff.

In A Word: Bwah!

Grade: A