ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE 'The Ripper At The Heaven's Gates Of Dark' 2xLP (Red/Black)

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ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE 'The Ripper At The Heaven's Gates Of Dark' 2xLP (Red/Black)



Please note due to pressing delays in France the release date for this album has been put back to early/mid November. I cannot be anymore specific than that at the moment as i'm literally in the dark awaiting news myself. As and when I have something more concrete to share with you i will have no fear! Thanks Andy/RS

Nine years since it's initial release, when the black vinyl edition sold out within' a few weeks i'm happy to say a long long awaited reissue/repress of this classic AMT release is happening soon!. The sleeve artwork has had an upgrade/tweak and is now presented as a full colour gatefold design, and the vinyl is pressed on beautiful transparent red with black swirls. It's going to look epic!.

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title: 'The Ripper At The Heaven's Gates Of Dark'
catalogue # REPOSELP097
format: Transparent Red & Black Swirls Coloured Vinyl 2xLP In Gatefold Sleeve
shop release date: November 16th 2020

2LP Tracklisting :

A1. Chinese Flying Saucer (12:03)
A2. Chakra 24 (4:07)
B. Back Door Man Of Ghost Rails Inn (15:17)
C. Shine on You Crazy Dynamite (21:57)
D. Electric Death Mantra (19:22)

With the exception of the album's opener 'Chinese Flying Saucer' and it's unashamedly obvious musical references to Led Zeppelin II (hello 1969!) the rest of the album locks into a much more laid-back groove than on recent AMT releases. This dynamic shift is best displayed on the 22 minute jam, 'Shine On You Crazy Dynamite' and also the album's closer 'Electric Death Mantra'. The band opt for less frantic explosions of electric guitar overload and fuzz, replacing those elements with a more epic, blissed-out and at times brooding Japanese psychedelia, with more emphasis on acoustic guitars, sitar, organ, synthesiser and at times, really trippy vocals (most prevalent on 'Back Door Man Of Ghost Rails Inn'), recalling the twisted psychedelics of early Pink Floyd. Yet still, their sound remains so expansive that it is easy to become totally immersed in this album.

Epic in proportions, cloaked in a cosmic haze and shimmering in a synth utopia. 'The Ripper At Heaven's Gates Of Dark' maintains AMT's status as masters of out-of-this-world music and reveals their darker side of the moon.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. at the time of this recording were ...

Tsuyama Atsushi : monster bass, voice, soprano sax, cimpo flute, soprano recorder, acoustic guitar, cosmic joker

Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizer, dancin'king

Shimura Koji : drums, latino cool

Kawabata Makoto : electric guitar, electric bouzouki, sitar, organ, percussion, electronics, speed guru

Recorded at Acid Mothers Temple, Japan
Produced & engineered by Kawabata Makoto