Boomkat Product Review:
The Acid Mothers Temple band leader unleashes this mighty slab of far-out drone using an astonishingly spare array of instruments. He might be super-prolific but that should be no reason to ignore this rather expansive and earth moving piece of sound terrorism. Using only electric guitar, bouzouki and sitar Kawabata has constructed two lengthy pieces of dark-age drone. The first of these, 'Scarlet Phenomenon' sounds as if it had been recorded in some vast subterranean grotto, with bowed strings carving out an eerie stillness while a precisely picked bouzouki arpeggio gives the piece a sense of forward motion. The title track over on the B-side is an even more cavernous affair with sitar tones woven around a dense, ever-changing sonic territory. Those of you who have a thing for heavy walls of guitar noise (and I know there are a few of you out there!) should check this immediately. Recommended.