This is a review from the old Was Ist Das website. I lost all my old files from the old website but this review was preserved at the record label's website http://www.riotseason.com/REPOSECD012.htm It really is a funalbum and brings back fond memories for me as it came out just before I put the band on at Leeds Brudenell Social Club. I'd just moved into a new flat and put the band up at my place. What a great way to break in a new flat - having a beer, bootlegs and Monster Munch session with Acid Mothers Temple. I remember managing to particularly impress them with the Kraftwerk Radio Bremen concert, an old BBC TV Steve Hillage concert and a book of nude photography.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. - "MYTH OF THE LOVE ELECTRIQUE" (Riot Season)
Albums by Acid Mothers Temple seem to me to come in 3 different grades. You have grade 1: essential. For example: “Univers Zen ou de Zéro à Zéro”, “IAO CHANT from The Cosmic Inferno ”, “La Nòvia”, “Minstrel In The Galaxy” and more. Then there is grade 2: good and enjoyable. For example: “Troubadours From Another Heavenly World”, “Magical Power From Mars”, “The Penultimate Galactic Bordello Also The World You Made” and more. Finally, you have grade 3 which is for completists only. The kind of albums you enjoy every now and again but you don't play to the mate you're trying to convert into a fan. In this category I'd include “Close Encounters Of The Mutants”, “St.Captain Freak Out & The Magic Bamboo Request” and “Starless And Bible Black Sabbath“.
So, I'm pleased to say that “Myth Of The Love Electrique” is a grade 1 AMT classic. Carrying on from where 'comeback' album “Have You Seen The Other Side Of The Sky?” left off, they deliver another varied album of different mods, vibes and paces. Furious fret-terror can be found on here, as can moments of minimalist, cosmic, sacred sounds. New vocalist Kitagawa Hao seems to glide effortlessly around in the music, her voice so pure and gentle that it becomes another instrument in the whirl of sounds.
“Pink Lady Lemonade (May I Drink You Once Again?)” sees them closing down the album with another old classic given an epic reinvention, just like they way they re-imagined “Dark Star Blues”for the climax of their last studio album “Have You Seen The Other Side Of The Sky?”. A CD can hold about 74 minutes of music, yet some bands make albums less than 40 minutes long. No such problems here, Acid Mothers Temple as always make the most of the space and deliver another grade 1 psychedelic classic.