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« April 26, 2013

Acid Mothers Temple

Review by Austin Powell

Acid Mothers Temple

Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under the Stars (Important)

Acid Mother Temple's founding guitarist, Makoto Kawabata, only has one gear: interstellar overdrive. The Japanese ensemble has released a staggering array of cosmic freak-outs, careening drastically through free jazz, Krautrock, and Seventies prog – often in one take. 2007's Crystal Rainbow arcs no exception, the best point of entry in recent memory. Forty-minute closer, "Electric Psilocybin Flashback," offers a one-way trip with electric Hendrix flairs and a soft, ambient landing. (Fri., 12:30am, Levitation tent)

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