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Acid Mothers Temple - Are We Experimental

Shostakovich   (109 reviews)

Posted: 05/10/2011 | Comments: 13 | Rate:

Wow....this is........wow...

Clearly somebody out there understands this on some level. I do not. At all. This right here is one of the most painful records I've sat through. Ever.

I guess I can cut these guys some slack as they are clearly a serious experimental band from Japan. They all appear old, and don't seem like deranged hippies or cooler than you hipsters. And I'm sure they feed off that whole "everyone thinks Japan is weird" concept. But in the end, this is terrible, terrible ambient keyboard noise that I could barely tolerate for 1 1/2 tracks, let alone an entire CD. I listened to this in my car at night, which was an abysmal idea, because I felt like some crazed clown was going to appear in my back seat and murder me, or that I'd start hearing voices telling me to drive off the road or something.

I found nothing redeeming at all about any track on here. It was all a blur of improvised cartoonish noise without any sense of subtlety, flow, precision or talent. I would totally contrast this with "Ascension" by Coltrane. Whereas Johnny C was breaking seriously new and unheard of ground with a multitude of talented players in his reins, this to me is nothing but a bunch of dudes plunking away on various obscure instruments making needless noise for way, way, way too long.

The title and cover are a not so clever in 2011 ripoff of "Are You Experienced" by the great Jimi Hendrix. Do not be fooled.

The funny thing is, I'm willing to bet these guys have a following, and I might even get someone telling me I don't "get" this. Well yes, I fully admit, I don't get this, and I don't want to. Throw your judgment on me; I'm putting on Yes and cleansing my palate, asap.

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Comments
still oh so ill
8,438 Posts
37/M/MD
Review the other cd we listened to. Hahahaha.
do svidaniya
6,566 Posts
35/M/MD
no. this was bad enough. I'm going to upper-deck Wren's toilet for sending me this
Pulp Free
52,193 Posts
35/M/PA
Oh man. I think the entire package of discs that this was apart of is all weird stuff. You've gotten enough good discs to review, now you have to review the bad. Haha.


Also, these dudes sell out the church everytime they come to Philly. They definitely have a following.
do svidaniya
6,566 Posts
35/M/MD
wait until you see what I'm looking at next. it's.....insane
I have no legs!
1,130 Posts
32/M/PA
All I can say is that Yes rules.
do svidaniya
6,566 Posts
35/M/MD
Originally posted by: Dean Sykes

All I can say is that Yes rules.

mr. birthdaysex
8,635 Posts
35/M/NC
tooth should have all of these " noise " reviews ... he may be the only one here who can sit through them with out wanting to stab no.2 pencils into his ears
que te follen
20,134 Posts
34/F/PA
AMT has a huge following, they're probably just not for you. They're not really my thing but I saw them live about 4 years ago and it was pretty awesome.
cubic time cube
51,395 Posts
43/F/ND
Acid MOthers Temple slays. Ban everyone.
tortiteniphates
26,685 Posts
30/M/CA
Originally posted by: oprahwinfrey

Originally posted by: GoodTimesGone

Acid MOthers Temple slays. Ban everyone.

vanilla gorilla
213,467 Posts
39/M/PA
acid rules. band everyone
master quoter
30,897 Posts
32/M/OH
Originally posted by: Ant_p

tooth should have all of these " noise " reviews ... he may be the only one here who can sit through them with out wanting to stab no.2 pencils into his ears



Originally posted by: rain king

Originally posted by: oprahwinfrey

Originally posted by: GoodTimesGone

Acid MOthers Temple slays. Ban everyone.

Burn That Hole
8,611 Posts
31/M/PA
Originally posted by: TOOTHPAC SHAKUR

Originally posted by: rain king

Originally posted by: oprahwinfrey

Originally posted by: GoodTimesGone

Acid MOthers Temple slays. Ban everyone.

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