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Acid Mothers Temple Return to SD April 17 at the Soda Bar!!

 

Acid Mothers returns to San Diego at the Soda Bar on April 17th with their new lineup!  Acid Mothers Temple The Next Generation.
Thundering bassist Tsuyama Atsushi has retired from the band after 17 years and is being replaced by S/T, who is also responsible for Space and Time.  This tour is called Wake to a New Dawn of Another Astro Era Tour 2016.  See the complete dates below.  Don’t miss it!

MARCH

13th (sun) @ “Festival Nrmal 2016″ – Mexico City MEX
http://2016.festivalnrmal.net

15th (tue) @ Echo – Los Angeles CA
http://www.theecho.com/

16th (wed) @ Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco CA
http://www.bottomofthehill.com/

17th (thu) @ Studio On 4th – Reno NV
http://studioon4th.com

18th (fri) @ Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
http://www.mississippistudios.com/

19th (sat) @ The Cobalt – Vancouver BC
http://www.thecobalt.ca

20th (sun) @ Logan’s Pub & Liquor Store – Victoria BC
http://www.loganspub.com

21st (mon) @ The Shakedown – Bellingham WA
http://www.shakedownbellingham.com

22nd (tue) @ The Sunset – Seattle WA
http://sunsettavern.com

23rd (wed) @ Treefort Music Fest – Boise ID
http://treefortmusicfest.com

24th (thu) @ Metro Bar – Salt Lake City UT
https://www.facebook.com/MetroBarSLC/

25th (fri) @ Hi Dive – Denver CO
http://www.hi-dive.com/

26th (sat) @ Reverb Lounge – Omaha NE
http://reverblounge.com

27th (sun) @ 7th St Entry – Minneapolis MN
http://first-avenue.com/

28th (mon) @ The Frequency – Madison WI
http://www.madisonfrequency.com

29th (tue) @ Empty Bottle – Chicago IL
http://emptybottle.com/

30th (wed) @ Marble Bar – Detroit MI
https://www.facebook.com/marblebardetroit/

31st (thu) @ Club Cafe – Pittsburgh PA
http://clubcafelive.com

 

APRIL

1st (fri) @ The Garrison – Toronto ON
http://www.garrisontoronto.com/

2nd (sat) @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo NY
http://www.buffalosmohawkplace.com

3rd (sun) @ Cafe Nine – New Haven CT
http://www.cafenine.com/

4th (mon) @ Great Scott – Allston MA
http://www.greatscottboston.com/

5th (tue) @ Mercury Lounge – New York NY
http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/

6th (wed) @ Knitting Factory – Brooklyn NY
http://bk.knittingfactory.com/

7th (thu) @ Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia PA
http://www.johnnybrendas.com

8th (fri) @ Comet Ping Pong – Washington DC
http://www.cometpingpong.com/

9th (sat) @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom – Carrboro NC
http://www.catscradle.com/cats-cradle-back-room/

10th (sun) t.b.c.

11th (mon) @ Gasa Gasa – New Orleans LA
http://www.gasagasa.com

12th (tue) @ Rudyards British Pub – Houston TX
http://rudyardspub.com

13th (wed) @ Three Links – Dallas TX
http://www.threelinksdeepellum.com/

14th (thu) @ The Sidewinder – Austin TX
http://www.thesidewinderaustin.com

15th (fri) @ Lowbrow Palace – El Paso TX
http://www.lowbrowpalace.com

16th (sat) @ Valley Bar – Phoenix AZ
http://www.valleybarphx.com

17th (sun) @ Soda Bar – San Diego CA
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/

High Mountain Tempel – Gnosis

 
High Mountain Tempel - Gnosis
High Mountain Tempel – Gnosis

It’s been a long gestation on the quivering meat wheel of creation. In the dust and stones of a dry riverbed seeds cracked, opening themselves to any deluge. When the flood waters finally came everything became the Mud of Chaos. Now swollen with water the seed burst forth with roots and tendrils seeking both Earth and Sun. High Mountain Tempel Rising! “

Gnosis” is the fifth release from these seekers of sonic dissolve and drift. Tapping into their deep love of the Pacific, the Sierras, the Sacred Freeway Off-Ramps and the Emerald Tablets of California Mythology they have carved out new roads and new paths leaving Golden Ashes to light the way.

Tempel Monks Eric Nielsen and Keith Boyd welcomed many honored pilgrims for this voyage in sound and time. Kawabata Makota and Hiroshi Higashi from the impeccable Acid Mothers Temple joined in providing bowed guitars and swirling, hymnal synth lines. Alpha-Crone and Source Family Dragon Lady Isis Aquarian beamed in from Hawaii to breathe the Father Yod Family lineage into our hearts and minds. Charles Curtis blessed us with spacious and gigantic piano tones. Bruce Mckenzie, the Sage from high atop Mount Washington was as always the Koan Master and Alchemist gleaming gold amidst the ruins and molding clay into Golems. Leila Dear brought her artistic mastery, informed by the esoteric and geometric to Square the Circle for the cover art.

It was a wonderful collaboration spanning time, distance and space. This distillation we offer up with the hope of pleasing and challenging the listener. Listen deeply. Go FURTHUR.

Traveling Monks Bruce McKenzie – Sings on Track 1 and plays Recorder on Track 4 Charles Curtis – Plays Piano on track 3 Isis Aquarian – Alpha Crone Incantations on Track 3 Makoto Kawabata – Bows Guitar on Track 4 Hiroshi Higashi – Plays Synth on Track 5

Mixed by Bruce McKenzie, Artwork by Leila Dear, Photo and Layout By Krista Nielsen, Mastered by Kenseth Thibideau Recorded in the Upper Chamber of The High Mountain Tempel Oceanic Lodge and the Leper Colonies of Arrakis Dedicated to The Ancestors, Pacific Ocean Mineral Spirits, The Offspring of the Sun, the Waders of the Slipstream, All Blessed Journeymen, John Muir riding the lightning, high above the world and in memory of Hetch Hetchy.