Download of the Week: Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

In honor of the sometimes outrageous prices asked for downloads, this week we have a free and legal live show sourced from the truly awesome courtesy of the truly crazed and prophetically prolific Acid Mothers Temple. If you like hard core speed metal, acid jazz, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and extended mind bendingly heavy jams, download yee one of AMT's 93! live shows from the Archive. Hell, download 'em all! We're talking CD-quality FLAC downloads, the kind of thing that others try to get you pay nearly twenty bucks a pop for, for free! Damn!

I chose to download Live at DC9 on 2013-04-21 (April 21, 2013) from The Space Resurrection Tour 2013 mainly because the taper, ZaPenguin, rates this an A- in terms of sound quality and it includes some red hot tracks from AMT's latest releases including Son of a Bitches Brew from 2012 (I have this one on vinyl) and their newest In Search of Lost Divine Ark that was recently released on vinyl on the perpetually groovy Important Records.

The Band (descriptions from

Tsuyama Atsushi: monster bass, voice, cosmic joker
Tabata Mitsuru : guitar, maratab
Higashi Hiroshi: synth, guitar, voice, dancin'king
Shimura Koji: drums, latino cool
Kawabata Makoto: guitar, voice, speed guru

The Tracks:

01. Son of a Bitches Brew [14:46]
02. In Search of Lost Divine Ark [19:16]
03. Kawabata's Pink Reflections [3:02]
04. Pink Lady Lemonade [12:28]
05. Om Riff (Gong's "Master Builder") [10:22]
06. Pink Lady Lemonade [4:56]
07. Cometary Orbital Drive > Speed Guru [11:53]
08. audience [2:00]
09. D.C. Nine Volt [0:31]
10. Skilfiul Grinning Skull [9:24]

You can stream, sample, and basically do whatever the hell you want with Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s Live at DC9 on 2013-04-21 (April 21, 2013) except make money from it and you can get it from (hint: click the "Lossless Zip" link in the lefthand column to download the whole enchilada). I recommend turning out the lights, firing up the lava lamp, and giving this a seriously fun listen.

Stephen Mejias's picture

These guys kill.

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Nejireta: "twisted" in Japanese

Malcolm02's picture

I haven't heard these guys before, but it sounds great if you are into trippy rock like Hawkwind and Steve Hillage, which I am. However, sound quality A-? I don't think so. More like a C.

Michael Lavorgna's picture

A friend turned me onto Hawkwind just a few years ago and I couldn't believe I had somehow missed them all of these years.

Zakir's picture

Really enjoyed it; no lava lamp but a friday night bubble bath to wash off the week, sure did the trick.

I'm clearly on the objective side of the audio fense when it comes to gear, so we're definitely not gonna agree about much there, but hey, when it comes to music I bet we could come to pretty good terms ;). So as a peace pipe to accompany your suggested download, here are my top picks for free, legal and quality listening online niches:

I'f you're looking for a great listen without having to pay for everything, check out Alex Gunia's 300 Acting Spaces, which is an initiative that overtly and beautifully challenges draconian and absurd copyright laws... no worries, it's from a fully legal perspective. 

Some of Norway's most awesome laptop virtuosos and instrumental improvisers, jazz musicians etc., joining in performances that are streamed live and archived at the website - and in HD at youtube - for anyone to download. To download not just to store, but to experiment, reapproriate - not in the sense of ownership -  and alter the performances is encouraged, as a natural and desired consequence of aesthetic and intellectual production of content and form. (The performances will be streamed in 24bit resolution in the future; CD quality audio for now.)

If you're just out for some awesome concerts with artists you never thought you'd see on an American stage, check out the French-German TV channel ARTE's concert online archives in HD video, ARTE Live Web. They come fresh and right out of current - and ongoing - music festivals throughout Europe, and many different and really interesting venues. The diversity - and quality - of the music represented and available is simply amazing. There is a 30-90 day time limit that the concerts are available for online streaming.

If you're just looking to randomly and accidentally find new stuff, just like going to the record store, John Peel's legendary 25.000 + record collection, is currently being digitalized and uploaded, and there's already enough up there to get lost for days. The downside is that you need spotify, which isn't available worlwide yet, but it's a start.
This is an initiative of the Arts Council of England and the Centre for Creative Arts.

Have a good MUSICAL weekend!

Michael Lavorgna's picture

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm diggin into ARTE Live and the John Peel Library.

My guess is we also come together on the enjoyment of listening to music regardless of how we get there.


Zakir's picture

that the 300 Acting Spaces program is funded and supported by various partners (that are visible at the bottom of the website), of which the Arts Council of Norway, the Norway Academy of Music, and the Goethe Institute are certainly the most prominent.

The project is part of an investigation, which is explained by Alex Gunia in two short documentary videos availbale at the home page. I would encourage viewing the videos, as the concepts behind the 300 Acting Spaces are really interesting, and essential to discussing the fate of music and intellectual property in the digital age.

Also, glad you're digging into these great online resources.


billstry's picture

It was very hot. Thanks for pointing this out.  Bill Stry  

billstry's picture

You will love Mainliner who contains some of AMT members.  Very hot power trio

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Zakir's picture

Because downloading free music is not just about getting free stuff from generous people out there, but also about music being freely accessible, about music itself as something that in its very nature exceeds the boundaries of copyright and commerce - like language, memory, art and the narrative/aesthetic articulation of our human experience -, here are some links that will take you on a musical journey with consequences that include you, music and the contemporary vicissitudes of listening to music.

w.m.o/record label





You will find the rest of the dots while connecting.