Boomkat Product Review:
Even by this band's high standards, Recurring Dream And Apocalypse Of Darkness is a crunchingly heavy record, taking some of the emphasis away from the psychedelics of old, instead favouring a detuned, predominantly sludge-fuelled guitar sound. Apparently, Kawabata Makoto has compared the album to the sort of low frequency intensive sound commanded by SunnO))) and there's certainly a case to be made for that, but it has to be said, you wouldn't find space echo theremin sounds flapping about the mix on a Stephen O'Malley project. Combine those weird electronic elements with the tendency toward wild, acidic guitar soloing and you've got an album that sounds as if Boris have been rescoring the soundtrack to '60s sci-fi show Lost In Space. Undoubtedly this album captures Acid Mothers Temple at their most energised and fearsome, with wave after wave of guitars fizzing way beyond saturation point, and drums galloping tirelessly for absurdly prolonged periods (the album is divided into two thirty-six-and-a-half minute tracks). Some respite comes towards the end, after a riff not all that unlike the main theme in 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' dissipates into feedback, and ultimately a beam of deep, ringing drone that sees out the final ten minutes or so. It's not for the squeamish, but Recurring Dream And Apocalypse Of Darkness is a highlight in the unmanageably long AMT discography.