ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE :: SON OF A BITCHES BREW

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A mind-blowing tribute to Miles Davis and his revolutionary Bitches Brew, the album that broke up all the rules of jazz music. The last Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. album is titled Son of a Bitches Brew (Important Records, 2012), and it is not a parody but a homage to the 1969 masterpiece. Although it is not comparable with the other treasures released by the Japanese band, such as Pataphysical Freak Out MU!! (1999) and La Nòvia (2000), it shows the most jazzable side of the musical group. Nevertheless, Kawabata Makoto & Co. seem more interested in jazz sensations than in jazz sessions, so they didn’t change the psychedelic approach which made them famous.
Born in 1996, the band brought psychedelic and space music back to life in a period in which the only visionary nuances were admitted only in stoner rock (Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Nebula etc.) Son of a Bitches Brew is not the only homage to a great musician of the past they released: Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!) (Frank Zappa), Electric Heavyland (Jimi Hendrix), Dark Side of the Black Moon: What Planet Are We On? (Pink Floyd) come first. Ingenuously, it is possible to say that Miles Davis wouldn’t appreciate all that wah-wah guitars, and probably the album sound like a shotgun wedding between Pharoah Sanders and Hawkwind. More wisely, it’s necessary to admit that every band has its own style and that pay a tribute to a jazz master such Miles Davis not implies to sound exactly like Miles Davis. Otherwise it wouldn’t be a tribute, but an imitation. Acid Mothers Temple do what they do best. Somebody call it ‘monotony’, and they are wrong; others use the word “coherence” and it is a more appropriate choice.

Gabriele Girolamini
22.12.2012

web [Label]: http://importantrecords.com
web [Band]: http://www.acidmothers.com

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