"This brilliant Philly collective makes music like you've never heard, a rollicking happy accident that re-imagines Captain Beefheart, Nick Cave and patron saint Tom Waits without being pretentious at all. Claiming Mexican funeral marches, bad luck and religious cults as influences, Man Man's live shows are notoriously riotous affairs that leave audiences stunned but smiling. Their latest album The Man in a Blue Turban With a Face (Ace Fu) magically captures Man Man's amazing musical madness." - URB Recommended if you like: Captain Beefheart, Zappa, The Fugs, Tom Waits.
Japanese freakout drone wizards Acid Mothers Temple return for their 3rd release on Ace Fu (and their 20-something-th in general). This time the soul collective takes an hour plus crack at exploring the Daimoku Buddhist chant "Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo" Slowly but steadily piling on the guitars, keyboards and theremin, Acid Mothers take you on a journey to the center of the "drone zone." Much like their American contemporaries Sunn O))) Acid Mothers construct massive castles of sound but unlike their counterparts AMT adorn their ramparts with instruments as varied as flute, glockenspiel, tambura, sarangi, and hurdy-gurdy, making for a tapestry of cosmic vibration that rockets you to the center of your mind.