The sprawling universe of that is Acid Mothers Temple was formed in 1995 by Kawabata Makoto. Originally titled the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective and encompassing musicians, dancers, artists, farmers, channellers, ex-yakuza, mermaid researchers and professional vagrants, the collective has always had at its core a dedication to improvised music.
Now with a history of over two decades, and a discography of over one hundred releases, which is not to mention the numerous solo and side-project releases which encompass everything from drone, acid-folk, acapella, to minimalist composition, the group show no signs of relenting in the pace of their creative energy.
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO is the most prominent incarnation of the AMT collective, featuring founders Kawabata and Higashi, long term member Tabata, plus the newly recruited rhythm section of Sakamoto and Uchida who joined the group in 2015. The band tour the world prolifically every year.
Read more about the Acid Mothers Temple universe at their website.
A feature on Acid Mothers Temple was written in issue 201 of Wire Magazine.