The debut album by Acid Mothers Afrirampo, "We Are Acid Mothers Afrirampo", has been released on the AMT label. The line-up is the quintet of Oni, Pikachu, Tsuyama Atsushi, Kawabata Makoto, and Higashi Hiroshi. All tracks were recorded in the studio and are complete different to their December 2004 joint concert.
The first album by GODMAN, the joint unit consisting of Kawabata, Higashi and Mandog "GOD >< DOG" has been released on the AMT label.
Kawabata Makoto's solo album for electronics, "< Musique Cosmique Electro-Acoustique.2 >Your Voice From The Moon", has been released by the Polish label Vivo Records.
Australian label Chapter Music has released a live CD by Tenniscoats, "Tenniscoats Live Wanderus". Kawabata and Higashi Hiroshi guest on two tracks.
Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno US tour CD single "Trigger In Trigger Out" has been released by the US label Nakahama Records in an edition of 200. This is a different version of the track from the first album.
Previously released on the AMT label in a limited edition of 100, the Zoffy album "Zoffy Live!" has been reissued on CD on Tsuyama's Disc Omeko label. The reissue includes three bonus tracks.
Baroque Bordello's "Abnormal Songs", recorded by Kawabata in 1980 has been reissued on LP by the Italian label Qbico. Contents are the same as on its previous appearance in the "Kawabata Makoto Early Works vol.1 1978-1981" box set on AMT.
Ace Fu Records (USA) has released the fourth CD by Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno, "Iao Chant from the Cosmic Inferno". It is a cover of the Gong classic "Master Builder". This release is dedicated to ex Gong drummer Pierre Moerlen, who recently passed away.
A limited tour-only CD to tie in with the November 2005 Japanese New Music Festival European Tour 2005 has been released by Magaibutsu. It features unreleased tracks by each of the seven units playing on the tour - Zubi Zuva X, Akaten, Zoffy, Shrinp Wark, Ruins alone, Seikazoku, and Acid Mothers Temple SWR. This release is in the CD-extra format and is include videos and other visual material by the groups. The CD is only on sale at tour venues and is a limited edition of 1000.
The first release "111" in Kawabata Makoto's new CDR series has been released by the AMT label. The series itself is called Private Sound Drawing. Each disk contains an individual drawing by Kawabata.
Kawabata's collaboration with UP-TIGHT "UP-TIGHT with Kawabata Makoto" has been released on the US label Galactic Zoo Disk. As well as playing guitar, Kawabata also recorded and produced.
mportant Records (USA) has released the first Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno CD, "Just another band from the cosmic inferno".
Ektro Records (Finland) has released the second Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno CD, "Anthem of the Space".
Vivo Records (Poland) has released the third Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno CD, "Demons Of The Nipples".
AMT has released a tour-only CD by Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno, "Cosmic Funeral Route 666". Limited edition of 1000.
Dirter Promotions (UK) has released a 2004 live album by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. The album will be entitled "Good-Bye John Peel : Live in London 2004".
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s "Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!)" has been reissued as in a digipack version with an eight page booklet by the UK label Riot Season.
Acid Mothers Temple mode HHH (Yoshida Tatsuya, Kawabata Makoto, Tsuyama Atsushi) have changed their name to Acid Mothers Temple mode SWR. Their first album "SWR" has been released by the UK label Very Friendly Records. Acid Mothers Temple mode SWR will operate as a permanent unit in the future.
Seikazoku (Yoshida, Kawabata and Tsuyama) released their second album "Warsaw Pact" on the Japanese label Littlemore.
The latest studio album by Tsurubami, "Shohjohkisshohtan" has been released by the Canadian label C3R Records.
Kawabata's latest solo guitar studio album, "Jellyfish Rising", has been released by the German label Funfundvierzig. This is in a minimal, trancey style, very different to his previous drone guitar work.
The third album by Kawabata's solo unit INUI, "INUI.3", has been released by the US label VHF.
Kawabata Makoto's solo "Do you remember our moonshine magic?" has been released as the June ("Full Strawberry Moon") edition of the "Folklore of the Moon" 3"CDR series being released by Hand/Eye (USA). This release is mail-order only and is limited to 100 copies.
Important Records (USA) has released an album "Birds Birds Birds In The World" and a 7" EP "Let's do the velvet" by Cotton Casino and Per Gisle Galaen's duo unit The Birds.
A new album by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. , "Close Encounters Of The Mutants", which features the Afrirampo girls Oni and Pikacyu on vocals has been released on the Polish label Multikulti.
Early recordings by Osaka freak-out mutant girl duo Afrirampo have been reissued on the AMT label as a CD-Extra under the title "A'". This release contains some alternative tracks from the CD "A" previously released by the band themselves, as well as additional video and photo material.
The second Mainliner album "Psychedelic Polyhedron", long out of print, has been reissued on CD by the French label Fractal Records. It includes one bonus track.
A tribute compilation to Franco Battiato entitled "What's Your Function?: A Tribute to Franco Battiato" contains one track by Acid Mothers Temple SWR. The compilation was released on the Italian label Sillyboy.
The "Hall of Mirrors" compilation on the US label Emperor Jones contains one track by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
As part of a series of 3"CDs by Yamazaki Maso's Space Machine on the US label P-Tapes, a 2003 gig with Kawabata Makoto has been released under the title "Modular Series model-102 (Orbit Vector Generator)". These live recordings were made at the release party for the Space Machine CD, where they were intended as background music.
The second album by Kitajima Tatsuya & Shishow Band (featuring Tsuyama Atsushi) has been released on Alchemy Records. The album is titled "Kakko warui koto wa nante kakko waruin daro".
The long rumoured and endlessly delayed new album from Osaka cult legends Omoide Hatoba (Yamamoto Seiichi, Tsuyama Atsushi) finally have been released on October 23th on Yamamoto's new label Dako Vinyl Fantasia. The album is titled "Osaka Ra".
A new album by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. , "Minstrel in the Galaxy", which features the Afrirampo girls Oni and Pikacyu on vocals has been released on the UK label Riot Season.
The UK label Dirter Promotions has released a 4CD set of previously unreleased Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. studio recordings as "The Penultimate Galactic Bordello Also The World You Made". The box will contain four huge tracks that each last over 60 minutes.
A new album by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. , "Does The Cosmic Shepherd Dream Of Electric Tapirs?" has been released by the UK label Spaceage Recordings. This was Cotton Casino's last recording with the group.
Important Records (US) has released a solo guitar CD by Kawbata Makoto, titled "O Si Amos A Sighire A Essere Duas Umbras?". This album includes the first released track of acoustic guitar by Kawabata.
A collaborative double CD by Maquiladora and Kawabata Makoto, entitled "Kiss Over" has been released on the AMT label. This album was recorded in San Diego 2002. Their 4th album by Maquiladora, "What the day was dreaming", has been released on the US label Darla Records in 2003. This album also includes guest spots by Kawabata and Cotton.
The AMT label has release a CD by Kawabata and Ueh called "Pataphysical Overdrive to my Cosmos" to tie in with Ueh's summer tour of the US 2004. The CD includes four tracks: two by Ueh, one by Kawabata solo, and one collaboration between Kawabata and Ueh.
The long out of print AMT album "Wild Gals A Go Go" finally has been reissued as a 2LP set by Eclipse Records. This reissue includes one bonus track, however due to the time restrictions for vinyl, the first track has been shortened.
A radio collaboration by AMT and Ultrasound, recorded in 2002 at Austin's KVRX 91.7 FM station has been released from the American label Time-Lag Records. The release is a 10" EP, entitled "In G".
A compilation CD to commemorate the Million Tongues psychedelic festival put on by Galactic Zoo has been released on the US label Bastet. The CD features tracks by the bands who played at the festival, and includes one track by Kawabata Makoto with Kinski.
French label Fractal Records has released the third album by Nanjo Asahito (High Rise) and Kawabata Makoto's Toho Sara. The album is titled "Hourouurin". The label has also released Group Musica, another Nanjo solo project. It is believed that Toho Sara's album was recorded around the same time or shortly before the recording of the second Toho Sara album. Kawabata also plays on the Group Musica album, which was recorded in 1993-94.
Nagoya acid folk duo Shogo Nari have released a CDR called "Jan.11,2004 at Kaccyo-buu, Matsusaka, Mie" on their own Zakuro label. Kawabata plays guitar on all tracks.
The Norwegian label Apartment Records has released a collaborative 7" EPwhich was recorded in 1998 by Slowburn (Per Gisle Galaen and Frekrik Ness Sevendal) with Kawabata Makoto, and Tabata Mitsuru(Zeni Geva).
A new album by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., entitled "Mantra of Love", has been released by the Canadian label Alien8 Recordings. This release features vocals by Cotton Casino throughout, and includes two long pieces, one of which is a cover of the Occitanian trad song "La Le Lo".
An Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. CD to commemorate the last US tour has been released on the AMT label. The album was titled "Hypnotic Liquid Machine from the Golden Utopia". This is a limited edition of 1000, containing rare live track as bonus.
The UK label Ochre has released an EP by Acid Mother's Temple & The Melting paraiso U.F.O., titled "Hello Good Child". The B-side, "You're my boy", is an AMT version of a track from Cotton's solo album "We Love Cotton".
The AMT label has released the final volume in Kawabata's Private Tapes series, volume 10. Kawabata plans to make this the final CDR of home-recordings that he will release. Volume ten is a fitting way to end the series as it incorporates backwards tapes, vocals and other sundry multitracked solo madness from Kawabata. The release is a limited edition of 200.
The first album "Makoto Mango" by Guru & Zero (Daevid Allen, Kawabata Makoto, Cotton Casino) has been jointly released by the UK labels Riot Season and Swordfish Records.
The Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. live LP "Born to be wild in the USA 2000" has been reissued on CD by the US label Wabana.
The Argentine CDR label Mandarinasre Records has released the Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. studio set recorded on September 10th 2001, the day before the World Trade Centre attacks, at WNUR as "The Night Before The Sky Fell in America 10th Sep. 2001".
The Australian label Lexicon Devil has reissued the Hiroshi Na with Nishinihon album, originally released as a 50 ltd edn CDR on Hello Good-bye Studio.
The 2CD Hawkwind tribute released by the UK label Godreah has been reissued as a 3LP set by the Italian label Black Widow Records. The album includes one track by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
"Acid Motherhood", the latest album by Gong - and the first to feature Kawabata Makoto and Cotton Casino - has been released. The European, US and Japanese versions all have different covers. More information here:
The Japanese label HÖREN has released a duo album "Daigosan" by a duo "Atsushi Hiroshi" by Hiroshi Na (ex. Les Rallizes Denudes, ex. Zuno Keisatsu, ex. Datenryu, Portcuss, Niplets) and Tsuyama Atsushi .
A live trio recording "Love Time" by Korean free jazz mainstay Kang Tae Hwan, Kawabata Makoto, and Ichiraku Yoshimitsu has been released on the US label VHF.
"The Vegetable Man Project vol.2" compilation tribute to Syd Barrett has been released by the Italian label Oggetti Volanti Non Identificati. All of the artists on the compilation cover the song "Vegetable Man". A version by Kawabata is included.
The first solo album by Magic Aum Gigi, "My Metal Machine Music" has been released on the French label Sparkling Spare Wheel.
Higashi Hiroshi's third solo release, "He No He No" has been reissued as a limited LP by the US label Galactic Zoo. The original release was as a limited edition CDR.
Hello Good-bye Studio, which has released an ongoing series of archival disks by Hiroshi Nar (ex Les Rallizes Denudes), is due to release "Hiroshi Nar with Nishinihon" as the first release in the label's Official Bootleg Series. This will be a limited edition CDR, of 50 copies only. The recording dates from December 2001, at Mushrooom in Himeji.
The third album by Space Machine has been reissued on CD by the US label, Important Records. The live take on this album features guest performances by Kawabata and Nakaya Koichi (Nasca Car).
PSF has released a duo album "Venus" by Kawabata and leading French guitarist J.F. Pauvros. It was recorded in Paris in 2002.
A live AMT recording from February 1999 is due for release on the AMT label. Titled "Last Concert in Tokyo" the release documents the last ever gig the group played in Tokyo. The gig also marked the first official appearance by Tsuyama Atsushi in the line-up, and was recorded just one month prior to the release of "Pataphisical Freak Out MU!!". The line-up was Cotton (vo, syn), Tsuyama (b), Higashi (syn, gtr), Koizumi (dr), Kawabata (gtr). Some tracks from the first and second album are included, making this a rare listen for more recent AMT converts. Limited edition of 1000.
The French label Fractal has recently reissued "Univers Zen ou de zéro à zéro" by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. as a 4LP set (3 disks of studio tracks, including previously unreleased material, and one disk of bonus takes and live stuff). This will be the final release in the Univers Zen Collection (the CD, EP, and poster were released earlier).
"Ultra Trip Cat", recorded in 1980 by Kawabata Makoto's group Baroque Bordello, has been reissued on vinyl by the Italian label Qbico. The special numbered (numbered A through Z) edition of 26 in handmade jackets has already sold out. All the material on this release previously appeared as disk four of the "Kawabata Makoto Early Works 1978-81" 10 CDR set. The original release was in 1980, on the R.E.P. label in a cassette edition of ten.
A 10"EP tribute to Syd Barrett titled " The Vegetable Man 10"Project", with a track by Kawabata, has been released by the Italian label Oggetti Volanti Non Identificati. Sixty different groups recorded their own versions of "Vegetable Man", from which 10 second cuts were selected and sequenced together. The complete version of Kawabata's contribution is due to be released later this year by the same label on a CD to be titled "The Vegetable Man Project vol.2".
"We Love Cotton", the first solo album by Cotton Casino, has been released on the Italian label Sillyboy.
A video documenting Kawabata's solo concert in Milan in May 2002 has been released by the Italian label Qbico. The video also captures the performance by the opening act, an Italian all-girl avant garde trio called Allum.
A solo performance by Kawabata from August 2003 has been released as "Private Tapes.9". Bizarre performances on bouzouki, electric sitar, glissando guitar, etc. This was the first solo set that Kawabata ever played using these instruments. Limited edition of 200.
Galactic Zoo Disc have released a live Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O LP to be titled "The Day Before the Sky Fell in America Sept 10, 2001". As you can guess from the title, the LP documents our gig in Chicago the day before the terrorist attacks on the WTC.
After a four year delay the latest studio album from Zoffy, "Thou shalt not mess with Zoffy!!" was finally due for release from AMT in mid-October. All of the tracks have been newly recorded, with absolutely no hold-overs from the shelved "Fever Fever" album. As well as the expected Zep and Deep Purple covers, this time also includes a King Crimson cover. Limited edition of 500.
German label Funfundvierzig have released a CD called "A Thousand Shades of Grey" that couples AMT with NYC minimal psych group Escapade.
The US label Secret Eye have released a 2CD tribute to Tom Rapp, entitled "For the Dead in Space vols.2 & 3". The release includes a solo Kawabata track, as well as appearances by Fursaxa, Thurston Moore, and Bardo Pond.
A 2CD tribute to Hawkwind "Daze of the Underground" has been released on the UK label Godreah. Acid Mothers Temple contribute a cover of "You know you're only dreaming".
A CDR "SCUM2003/0-7#" documenting the avant-garde music event SCUM (Small Circle of Unknown Music) curated by Korean-resident guitarist Sato Yukie has been released on the SCUM in Seoul label. The release includes a solo guitar track by Kawabata, as well as submissions by Ichiraku Yoshimitsu and Alfred Harth. Worth a listen for anyone interested in the current state of the Korean underground scene too.
A split album by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. and Seattle-based group Kinski has been released by Sub Pop (USA). The album includes two versions of a track taped at Higashi Hiroshi's old house when Kinski toured Japan in December 2001. One of the takes was mixed by Kinski, the other adds overdubs by AMT to the mixed take. The album includes one new track by each band. The AMT track is a 25 minute monster-piece called "Virginal Plane 5:23". There is an dbl LP version of this record (limited 1000 copies), but the CD and LP versions of this track is slightly different.
An album of electronic music by Kawabata Makoto, titled "Musique Cosmique Electro-Acoustique" has been released by the Italian label QBICO as a limited edition (400 copies) picture disk. Unusually, the album contains absolutely no synthesisers, all the electronic sounds instead being produced by direct physical interaction with the internal workings of effects units. Of the two tracks on this album, "Space King Joe" is a re-recording of a piece originally released on the "Private Tapes 5" cdr. The second track, "Planet 0" is previously unreleased. An even more limited edition of 26 copies (numbered A to Z), with a free nude sticker included, have alreadysold out.
A solo performance by Kawabata from this August has just been released as "Private Tapes 9". The contents are distinctly weird, with performances on bouzouki, electric sitar, and glissando guitar. This was the first ever solo set where Kawabata used this particular instrumental combination. Limited edition of 200.
The three AMT "Magical Power From Mars" CD singles has been released in rapid succession by Important Records has been reissued on CD, with the addition of one unreleased bonus track "Aladdin Kane".
The 4th album by Tsurubami "Gekkyu Kekkaichi" has been released by the US label Strange Attractors Audio House on September.
the US label Strange Attractors Audio House has released the first album by Rebel Powers,"Not One Star Will Stand the Night". Rebel Powers consist of Kawabata, Cotton Casino, Koizumi Hajime, and David Keenan, the guitarist from Telstar Ponies. The album was recorded in London in 1998.
The first album by Dare Devil Band by Kawabata Makoto, Tsuyama Atsushi, Hano Shoji has been released by PSF Records on 25th of August.
A 2 CD tribute to Hawkwind called "Daze of the Underground" has been released on the UK label Godreah Records. The compilation includes the AMT track "You Know You're Only Dreaming". Also contributing tracks are Tim Blake, Spacehead, ST37, Circle - 27 artists in all.
An LP called "Heavy Acid Blowout Tension" by Splendor Mystic Solis, a cosmic jam unit who played several dates on the 1999 Mainliner US tour, has just been released on the US label Galactic Zoo Disc. The group consisted of Nanjo Asahito (vo, g, from High Rise), NANA (vo), Sasaki Hisashi (b, from Ruins), Shimura Koji (dr, Miminokoto), Kawabata Makoto (g), and Plastic Crimewave (g).
"Amaterasu" compilation double CD on The French label Fractal Records includes tracks by Kawabata Makoto solo and Tsuyama Atsushi solo.
The second album "Charlie's Pardons" by the Pardons duo of Cotton Casino and Higashi Hiroshi has been released by the AMT label. This is a limited edition of 500.
Cotton Casino has released two new albums by her Cosmic Star Child solo unit, "Cotton SS mode N 32:15" and "Cotton Engels Heaven 43:08". Each are self released cdrs in an edition of 100.
A solo EP (Fly High / Open the Shine) by Cotton has been released by the UK label Riot Season. Limited editon of 500.
Nihilist Records (US) have released an Abba tribute album called "Master of the scene". It includes a cover of "Eagle" by I & Makoto, a duo of Kawabata and Cotton.
A live album entitled "Close to the RH Kiki" by Ruinzhatova has been released on Magaibutsu. Ruinzhatova is a group that combines Ruins with Tsuyama Atsushi and Yamamoto Seiichi's (Boredoms, Rovo) weird band Omoide Hatoba. The album was recorded live in 2001. The expected bizarre simultaneous playing and baton-relay styles are in full effect, but one of the highlights is their cover of the Yes classic "Close to the edge".
Magaibutsu have released a compilation CD to tie in with this autumn's Japanese New Music Festival 2003 tour of Europe. Yoshida, Sasaki, Tsuyama and Kawabata come together in five different groups -- Ruins (Yoshida & Sasaki), Akaten (Yoshida & Tsuyama), Zubi Zuva X (Yoshida, Sasaki, Tsuyama), Zoffy (Kawabata & Tsuyama), and Acid Mothers Temple mode HHH (Yoshida, Sasaki, Tsuyama, Kawabata). The CD is a CD extra, and includes fifteen audio tracks by the groups, as well as five movies and nine photographs. The CD will only be available at venues on the tour, and will not be for sale inany shops.
The second album by Tsurubami, "Kaina", previously released on cdr only by the US label Last Visible Dog, has been reissued on CD by the label. The reissue includes one bonus track.
Tsurubami released their new album "Tsukuyomi ni" on the British label Riot Season.
The AMT label released a compilation CD in order to commemoratethe Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective Tour. The compilation is featuring unreleased tracks by Tsurubami, Pardons, and Kawabata solo. This is an edition of 1000 copies.
The latest Kawabata solo release, "I'm here still now (Live at La Chapelle)" has been released by the UK label Ochre Records. This is a complete DAT recording of guitar and sarangi performance at a ruined church in Toulouse, recorded on 9 June, 2002.
Kawabata's "Private Tapes 8" has been released. This time all the tracks comprise bowed and improvised solo guitar pieces. Limited edition of 200.
The recently released 2CD set "Ikebana: Merzbow's Amlux Rebuilt, Reused and Recycled" (Important Records, USA) includes a remix track by Kawabata. Other mixes are by DJ Spooky, KK Null, etc. and Akita Masami himself.
"Grain", a compilation CD that includes a track of Kawabata's "amping" performance has been released by the Irish label Dot Dot Dot Music. The compilation includes 99 tracks by 99 different artists, spread over 2 CDs. Other participants include Silver Apples, Hans Joachim Roedelius, Sonic Boom, KK Null, Mukai Chie.
The long out of print first Mainliner album "Mellow Out" has been reissued on LP and CD by the UK label Riot Season.
The third Space Machine album, including the set that Kawabata played with them last December, has been released by the Belgian label Tiliqua. The two album set includes solo studio material by Yamazaki Maso on disk one, and a live trio line-up featuring Kawabata, Nakaya Koichi (Nasca Car) on disk two. Limited edition of 500.
"Cotton Super Casino 50:51", the first release by Cotton's long rumoured solo unit Cosmic Star Child has just appeared. Cotton has put out the release herself, in a limited edition of 100. Each one has been individually signed by Cotton.
The new album by Maquiladora, "What the day was dreaming", has been released on the US label Darla Records. This album also includes guest spots by Kawabata and Cotton.
"The Invisible Pyramid" compilation on the Last Visible Dog label includes a track by Karma. Karma are a duo of Kawabata Makoto and ROCO (Helicoid 0222MB, Free From Disguise, ex Mady Gula Blue Heaven).
A 4CD compilation document of the Festival Beyond Innocence has been released by FBI Disc/Innocent Records. One track (one minute and 20 seconds worth) features a solo performance by Kawabata Makoto from 1998. This was Kawabata's last ever solo performance in his massive-volume-fuzz-guitarstyle.
Other performances of interest on the compilation include Tsuyama and Yamamoto as Omoide Hatoba, and a trio of Tsuyama, Haino Keiji, and Samm Bennett. This latter trio was among the eagerly awaited of the 1998 festival.
The "Patchouli and Echoes" compilation featuring a track by Musica Transonic has been released by the Osaka label Beast666 Records. This is a 2 CDR set, and also includes tracks by Space Machine, Tower Recordings, and Sun City Girls.
The first volume of three Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO CD singles to appear in consecutive months has just been released by the US label Important Records. The entire series is called the Magical Power From Mars series. Each disk in the series contains one recent studio track of around twenty minutes.
The long delayed compilation "Painted Black" has finally been released by the US label, tUMULt. Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO and eleven other groups all cover "Paint It Black"
The French label Fractal Records has released a new album by the power improv trio Musica Transonic, whose members are Nanjo Asahito (High Rise), Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins), and Kawabata Makoto. The record is titled "Hard Rock Transonic". At the same time Fractal also released the first album "Mort Nout"
by another Nanjo unit called Ohkami no Jikan. This also includes Kawabata and Emi Nobuko.
An 8 CDR set comprising the seven previously released volumes of Kawabata Makoto's "Private Tapes" along with an unreleased solo live disk entitled "Yesterday Was Your Birthday, Baby" has been released on the Acid Mothers Temple label in an edition of 30. This has already sold out.
A collaborative album called "The Wrong Cage" by the young Italian psychedelic group Jennifer Gentle and Kawabata Makoto has been released by the Italian label SillyBoy Records. The album includes live tracks recorded during Kawabata's last solo tour of Europe.
The Father Moo & The Black Sheep album has been reissued on CD by the British label Swordfish Records.
The Kawabata solo LP "I'm In Your Inner Most" previously released by Eclipse Records has been reissued on CD by the UK label Ochre Records. Eclipse Records also plans to repress the record. This album consists of keyboard-based minimal pieces.
A solo performance by Kawabata Makoto and a collaboration with the Norwegian duo Slowborn, both recorded at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Norway, have been released by the Brumm label in a private edition of 7 copies.
An Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. live album entitled "Live in Japan" has been released on the AMT label. The album was recorded last December on digital 16 track, and features the twin-drum line-up of Koizumi Hajime and Ichiraku Yoshimitsu.
The debut album from the Toulouse based avant-rock band UEH has been released as a 2 CD set on the AMT label. The jazzy, mellow-sounding group features Frederic, whose first album was recently released by AMT, on drums and Audrey Ginestet on bass. According to Kawabata, this is true "pure mind music".
The third new album by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO has been released on CD this by the French label Fractal Records. The album is titled "Univers Zen ou de zéro à zéro". The album features the most extensive use of Cotton's lead vocals since her time in Mady Gula Blue Heaven. In addition, Hiroshi Nar (ex. Les Rallizes Denudes, Zuno Keisatsu, Datenryu), a pivotal and legendary figure in the Japanese underground, contributes guitar to one track. A limited edition EP, "Electric Love Machine", has been released at the same time as the album, containing a different take of an album track on the A side, and an unreleased song on the flip.
A second new album by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO has been released on CD by the Finnish label Ektro Records. The album is titled "St.Captain Freak Out and the Magic Bamboo Request". This album is an AMT-style trip opera, based around the adventures of a character called St.Captain Freak Out.
The first new album by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO has been released on CD by the Canadian label Alien 8 Recordings. The album is titled "Electric Heavy Land". This album was recorded by a five piece line-up of the group: Cotton, Tsuyama Atsushi, Higashi Hiroshi, Kawabata Makoto, and the original AMT drummer Koizumi Hajime. The contents are as per the title - harder and heavier than ever before.
Another Finnish label, Verdura Records, was released an AMT/Circle split 7" single this autumn to celebrate the groups' tour of Scandinavia.(sold out now)
An unreleased AMT track "Spaced Out" is included on the "Tryptaphonic Mind Explosion" compilation, has been released by the US label Mandragora Records.
An acid folk compilation entitled "Hand/Eye", including a previously unreleased Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO track "Le Satyre", has been released on the US label Hand/Eye. The label is run by Timothy Renner from the acid folk group Stone Breath.
The 3CD AMT family compilation "Do Whatever You Want, Don't Do Whatever You Don't Want!!" has just been released by the UK label Earworm Records. It provides an excellent glimpse into the full AMT world, and includes a full 60 minute studio version of "Pink Lady Lemonade", many tracks from the AMT Gold Disc Series, and unreleased tracks as well. Twenty-six tracks by twenty four different artists and groups. Includes English linernotes by Kawabata.
The previous Squealer album "New Geocentric World Of Acid Mothers Temple" has been reissued by the label as a double album, with a redesigned jacket. The songs from last year's US tour EP "Grateful Head" was included as bonus tracks.
The first NISHINIHON album has been reissued as a 2LP by the UK labels Static Caravan-Resonant. There's a new cover design and two bonus tracks. Limited run of 1000 copies.(sold out now)
The long out of print second Zoffy album "Zo Zo Zo Zo Zoffy!!" has been reissued on vinyl by the Norwegian label Synesthetic Records. The artwork and track order are both different to the original CD release. This release comes in a gorgeous gatefold sleeve, the disk itself in three different colors, and its on heavy duty 220g vinyl. Limited edition of 600.
A compilation featuring Kawabata Makoto, "Infernal Proteus", has been released in mid-September. The release is spread over four disks and include a deluxe, full-colour 96 page book. Each participating artist was asked to come up with a track based on one particular plant, and to include a photograph and some text about their chosen plant. Kawabata's chosen plant was the Japanese cluster-amaryllis flower (Lycoris radiata).
Kawabata's "Private Tapes 7" and Higashi Hiroshi's third solo album "He No He No" were released as part of the AMT label Private Disc series. Kawabata's release features solo spacey minimal guitar pieces using lots of echo. This is in a limited edition of 200. Higashi's disk focuson electronics pieces, using backwards tapes and synth. Limited edition of 100..
"Electric Guitars", the duo recordings by Kawabata and Miyamoto Naoaki has been reissued by the US label Last Visible Dog.
"Hot Rattlesnakes", the first album by Kawabata's new unit Kawabata Makoto & The Mothers Of Invasion has just been released on the UK label Paratactile Records. The recording line-up for this album was Kawabata (gtr), Tsuyama Atsushi (bass) and Ichiraku Yoshimitsu (drums). The CD release gig took place on August 3rd (Sat) at Tokuzo in Nagoya. The new line-up for this gig was: Kawabata (gtr), Tabata (bass, from Zeni Geva), Mori (drums, ex Romp). This line-up will continue to play and record.
Kawabata's solo guitar gig at the Swordfish Record shop in October 2001 has been released as a limited edition LP entitled "I wished you were here once again". The release was a joint venture between the UK labels Swordfish Records and Resonant. It seems that special promotional stickers of Kawabata's face were also created.
The first and second albums by Floating Flower have been released on a single CD by the US label Black Plastic Sounds. This release is a limited edition of 500.
The debut cassette "1st Trip" (recorded in 1979) by Kawabata's early group Baroque Bordello has been reissued as a picture album on the Italian label Qbico. Limited edition of 300. Apparently there is an even more limited and numbered (A-Z) edition, of 26, which feature a special black and orange design.(sold out now)
A track from Teapots, a unit which features Cotton, Suhara Keizo (from Arijigoku), Kamijo Rie (from Speedrider), Yagi Shinichi (from Shinowa) and Yoshida Masayuki (from Rashinban), is included on the "Happy End Cover Box" compilation which has been released by Oz Disc.
Fursaxa, who recently appeared at All Tomorrow's Party 2002, has had a compilation of early pieces released on Thurston Moore and Byron Coley's Ecstatic Yod label. These are recordings that predate her "Mandrake" release on the AMT label. A live CD, entitled "Trobairitz are here from Venus" has also appeared. Check this link for further details:
Kawabata's latest solo guitar album "Infinite Love" has been released by the UK label Ochre Records. Over two years since the previous release in this vein ("You are the moonshine"), this new album sees Kawabata developing a mellower, sweeter world. A collection of drone love songs.
A live album called "Born To Be Wild In The USA" was released on the Wabana label. This is the first release from the 2000 touring line-up, which featured Ozawa Ryo on drums.
A compilation entitled "Surrounded by Sun", including a remix of a Floating Flower track, was released by the Finnish label Fonal Records. The compilation also includes a Fursaxa track.
The latest issue of the British psychedelic magazine "Ptolemaic Terrascope" (issue 31, Feb 2002) includes an interview with AMT, and the previously unreleased track "Flying G Spot" is included on the accompanying CD.
The "In C" album released last year has been reissued on CD by Squealer Music (USA). The CD version is include a bonus track called"In D".
The second AMT album "PataFisical Freak Out MU!" has been reissued on double vinyl by the US label Eclipse Records. The jacket design and track order is different to the CD version, and sides C and D include a complete version of"Blue Velvet Blues".
The 2LP AMT album "Absolutely Freak Out" was reissued by STATIC CARAVAN-RESONANT (UK) - this time as a double CD. There is a 45 minute bonus track.
The second album by folk duo SHOGO NARI was released this February by Zakuro Records. Kawabata once again guests on all tracks, and this time Emi Nobuko (from Tsurubami) also puts in an appearance.
The album by the Toulouse-based French acid folk singer FREDERIC was finally released by the AMT label on December 9th, in a limited edition of 200 copies. This is a release that Kawabata has been working towards for several years. FREDERIC is also active as a drummer with AUDREY GINESTET and UEH.