Acid Mothers Temple – Son Of A Bitches Brew


I was never a big fan of Miles Davis ‘electric’ era. To be honest, I was never a big fan of Miles in general, but occasionally I like to listen to his Gil Evans collaborations (mainly Sketches Of Spain). The electric jazz sound of his Bitches Brew, On The Corner and the other essentials, didn’t make an impact on my gentle soul.
So maybe that was the reason in took me couple of months before I bought Acid Mothers Temple Son Of a Bitches Brew.

Although the funny title and the stunning homage to Miles’ classic, I found out that this record was more appealing for me then Miles’ album.
Acid Mothers Temple is the kind of bands that require an extra attention from the listener. Never an easy listening, their swirling psychedelic guitars, distant sounds and echoes, lengthy tracks and hazy, purplish ambiance is hovering above are exactly the psychedelic experience that I like so much; Music that was baptized in an acid soaked water. However, Son Of a Bitches Brew is not the classic Mothers album, if such a thing exists at all (considering that this band releases 3-4 albums a year).

Yes, they still kept all the elements that we like so much in their music, but despite the craziness, they somehow managed to release a relatively more accessible album. Surprisingly, it’s an electric jazz record. Rhodes, saxophones (Tsuyama Atsushi is a superb Wayne Shorter), jazzy little drums, and of course the swirl, the stereo panning, and the spacey synths.
Released via Important Records on a double LP, this is one incredible mind blowing album. It will take it’s time, and you might have felt relived when it’s over, but when it will be playing in your ears, you have a great chance to join a kosmish jazzy ride, in the year of 2012. Don’t miss it.

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