Boomkat Product Review:
Another variant on the Acid Mothers' setup, this incarnation of the Japanese psychedelic powerhouse includes Mani NeuMeier of the influential krautrock group Guru Guru in addition to regular performers Kawabata Makoto and Atsushi Tsuyama. Despite the group photo on the gatefold sleeve looking like all three musicians are at least 112 years old, this collaboration is really a meeting of two different generations of psychedelic rock explorers, with the Acid Mothers crew citing Guru Guru as heroes of theirs while they were still in their teens. It's quite astonishing how well the project all gels together: neither Kawabata nor Atsushi seem phased by the presence of one of their idols, both tearing up their respective fretboards with an animalistic ferocity while Neumeier keeps the whole thing swinging with some explosive drumming. A definite highlight in the recent Acid Mothers catalogue, and an absolute must for followers of the legendary Guru Guru.