• acid mothers temple & the melting paraiso u.f.o. Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky? (CD, £10.75)

    label: Ace Fu

    The music on these five cuts is mind-boggling, freaked-out fun and beauty. The loopy intro ends up in the completely extrasensory guitar assault that is "Attack from Planet Hattifatteners," and it's obvious that the re-formation of this band is no fluke. What happens over the next two cuts is completely unexpected: both "Buy the Moon of Jupiter" and "Asimo's Naked Breakfast: Rice and Shrine" are acoustically based cuts with flutes, breathing synthesizers and beautifully folky vocals that would not have been out of place on either NÚvia or Mantra of Love. Not to worry, folks: these tunes both work beautifully in the scheme of things and are utterly lovely on their own. Take all three and you have not only a return to form but perhaps something more as well because of the depth of diversity revealed. Tracks : 1 Attack from Planet Hattifatteners 6:14, 2 Buy the Moon of Jupiter 3:27, 3 Asimo's Naked Breakfast: Rice and Shrine 15:01, 4 I Wanna Be Your Bicycle Saddle 1:37, 5 Interplanetary Love 5:54, 6 The Tale of the Solar Sail-Dark Stars in the Dazzling Sky 30:30

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