Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Parais - Cometary Orbital Drive [Bam Balam Records - 2009]

Cometary orbital Drive is another fine and rewarding example of Acid mother Temples distinctive and one-off sound. With this time around things staying very tied into a spaced Kraut rock type groove, but with the usual quirky and at times bizarre elements and sonic progressions thrown in too.

Cometary orbital Drive Suite opens up the album & starts things out in a rather subbed & ritualistic manner with ominous gong tone, organ simmer and percussive tinkle. Before it opens into sounding like a bizarre cross breed of  untamed like Scott Walker warbling and crazed mutterings meets spacey-ness and clunking discord- A fine and strange opener. Then we’re onto Light my Fire Ball which wakes up from the odd ritualistic air of the first track with a great rising drum line, swooping spacey synth lines and looped chiming guitar riff that’s soon joining by a Hawkwind like bass line as the track builds up its momentum before firing off into some nice guitar soloing and spaced-out jamming. 

Next we have Circular System 777777 which finds the  looped spacy guitar riff from Light My Fire Ball been tied to a simplistic but effective spaced techno electronic beat structure; I guess it almost like one would imagine an AMT remix to sound like- but the track does work. Then lastly we have Milky way Star  which once more finds the Light My Fire Ball riff been used again but in a faster more grooved and pushing 70’s rock frame work. The criticism of the album as a whole been they do over use the central riff a bit too much in places; but if you take it as it’s meant and click into the riff’s hypnotics and vibe it's very effective.

With the album been topped off with artwork of a naked oriental women against pyramids with flying saucers in the background you have your classic AMT album both visually and sonically. In summing-up a good but not great AMT album that will be enjoyed by the bands devotes but newbie’s are best to start elsewhere.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
Latest Reviews

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting...
Cometary orbital Drive is another fine and rewarding example of Acid mother Temples distinctive and one-off sound. With this time around things staying very ...
080822   Quentin Tolimieri - Monochromes
080822   Koobaatoo Asparagus - Shadows...
080822   Throneum - Morbid Death Tales
070822   Stephen Mallinder - Tick Tic...
060822   NIHITI - Sustained
050822   Sutcliffe No More - Domestic
040822   Circus Of Horror - Circus Of...
040822   Mortuus - Diablerie
030822   Trou Aux Rats - Le Cloaque A...
030822   StillStand - Das Leben in vol...
Latest Articles

The Night Porter & Slowgurn proje...
The walled noise scene, within the UK, is sadly rather small, but it’s certainly growing. And one of the key figures in this growth is Hertfordshire-ba...
020822   The Night Porter & Slowgurn p...
200622   The Worse Album In The World ...
240522   Noir On Powerhouse Films - Fr...
260422   Schloss Tegal - Back To The ...
230322   The Residents - Fifty Years ...
170222   Dave Phillips - The Humanimal...
270122   Glemt - Dark and Deranged Spi...
211221   Best Of 2021 - Music, Sound &...
211221   Koobaatoo Asparagus - Califor...
011221   Anti-Worlds Releasing - Cinem...
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2017. Celebrating 16 years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom