The untitled album of duets by the nowadays unavoidable Acid Mothers Temple leader Kawabata Makoto and Richard Youngs shows the pair in a relaxed, yet psychedelic mood. The five untitled tracks here play simple modal melodies performed on acoustic guitar, autoharp, organ, voice etc against swirling production and layers of shifting audio haze. Track 1 has Richard's immediately identifiable voice, guitar, and autoharp against Kawabata's spacey echo treatments - track 3 reverses the process with Richard's minor key picking cutting against Kawabata's thick, visceral bowed drones. Tracks 2, 4, and 5 all use a base of lovely fingerpicked guitar melodies, layering on organ, synth, tape effects, and echo until a suitably mellow cosmic vibe is achieved. All in all, some of the most beautiful sounds ever issued by either of these two gents, best known for their edgy experimental work.
released March 14, 2017
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