AcidMothersGuruGuru features Mani Neumeier from the legendary and influential German Krautrock group Guru Guru as well as Kawabata Makoto and Atsushi Tsuyama from Japan's holy Acid Mothers Temple. The result is a fiery fantasy filled, loud/soft, colorful trans-generational psychedelic collaboration.Tickets are still on sale for a show on September 1st @ Mercury Lounge in NYC. More info, and more tour dates, below....
Acid Mothers Guru Guru - 2007 Tour DatesZ
Aug. 31 (fri) @ Middle East Upstairs CAMBRIDGE. MA
Sep. 01 (sat) @ Mercury Lounge NEW YORK. NY
Sep. 02 (sun) @ Johnny Brendas PHILADELPHIA. PA
Sep. 04 (tue) @ Empty Bottle CHICAGO. IL
Sep. 05 (wed) @ Triple Rock Club MINNEAPOLIS. MN
Sep. 08 (sat) @ Chop Suey SEATTLE, WA
Sep. 09 (sun) @ Doug Fir Lounge PORTLAND. OR
Sep. 10 (mon) @ Bottom of The Hill SAN FRANCISCO. CA
Sep. 11 (tue) @ Troubadour LOS ANGELES. CA
Sep. 12 (wed) @ Casbah SAN DIEGO. CA
The Acid Mothers Guru Guru started in a spontaneous session in March of 2006 in Nagoya, Japan. When the improvisation commenced the passionate excitement was clear to all in the room and it was then that this special psychedelic trio began. A Japanese tour was planned, an album was recorded and this recording is the fruits of this mutual musical admiration.
While all involved will admith that this is a dream collaborations it was the Acid Mothers Temple guys who were worshipping Guru Guru in their teens. The Acid Mothers Guru Guru is two generations of psychedelic rock joining forces for the 21st century. Look for The Acid Mothers Guru Guru supporting this record in a North American city near you in September 2007 .
Available on tour (a month prior to the actual release date) will be the AcidMothersGuruGuru debut recordings titled Psychedelic Navigator (on Important.) Also being released at the same time, but not available at the shows due to manufacturing delays, is Mani Neumeier's first solo album which has taken him over 20 years to complete. Info below:
artist: Mani Neumeier
catalog #: IMPREC161
release date: September 18, 2007
impreMani Neumeier has been at the helm of Germany's legendary Krautrock group Guru Guru for over 35 years and for 20 of those years he's been working on Sketches, his first solo album. Sketches is an absolutely sacred collage of rare field recordings, tribal music, heavy drumming, dreamlike nature sounds and even an electrical generator in Thailand that inspired Mani in the middle of the night many years ago.
This is such a personal percussion based audio-journal/ethnic drum jam that noboby other than Mani is suited to describe it. Track by track here's how it all happened in the man's own words:
Birds in a ricefield in Goa have a big discussion. Master Paramashivam on the Tavil-Drums and I on the drumset. Recorded by Jan Fride Drummer of Kraan in 1987.
2. Garuda's Dream
A little creek in Bali flows. A voice of an Indonesian stewardess. Windgames in Bali. I play Gamelan instruments to it in 1991.
3. Sango Beach
The sound of the sea on Ishigaki Island, South-Japan. Etsuko and I play on corals we have found by the beach 2005.
4. Auf Alle Felle – 2
My drumsolo recorded in Frankfurt by Huseyn at the German Legends Tour 2006
An old Bali man played for me this incredible Bamboo Marimba solo in 1986.
6. My Geng Gong
Same man on a Bamboo Mouthharp. Sounds better than any synthesizer.
Drum solo recorded in Koenji, Tokyo 2006.
I describe the landscape. After I play a solo on an old fallen tree. Thailand 1987.
It was at night in Thailand and I could not sleep because this generator was next to my bungalow. I wanted to destroy it but then I heard what a super rhythm he played. I got my DAT recorder quickly and caught him. 19 years later I played a darbouka to it. 1987-2006
10. Ultimate Plates
I play on 16 Different steel plates (dishes) from India on the floor 2006.
11. The Frogs From Ishigaki
Frogs who sound like birds in the night at 4 O'clock. Then Etsuko and I play Indian woodbells to it. Windgames make the dream complete. 2005
12. Nepal Trilogy
Gerd M. Wegner and I playing sacred drums of Bhaktapur, Nepal. Two boys singing. Stickdance. A tribe in Chituan National Park, Nepal. 1987.
A monk ceremony in a temple on a mountain near Tokyo. 2006.
14. Hotarus Dance
My drum solo in at Club Bridge, Osaka. Recorded by Hitoshi Okunari. Japan 2005.
15. Happy Boys
After 8 hours of recording – The monsters of drums meet the demons of Bali. 15 Balinese percussionists and I discover our body percussion. Pure fun and happiness. Near Negara, Bali. 1996.
16. New Bali Trance
A very far out mix of the Demons Of Bali with Peter Hollinger & Mani Neumeier.