temporary insight into the cosmic drift
Acid Mothers Temple "The Incipient Light of the Echoes"
See, Acid Mothers Temple isn’t just about blasting you halfway deaf with the swirling speed-freak maelstrom. They’ve got a softer, more soothing side, as shown on their excellent recording of Terry Riley’s "In C"
. Prior to that, though, there was an amazing piece called "The Incipient Light of the Echoes"
, the first song on the second disc of their 2000 album Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind)
. Composed of layered, repeating keyboards and electric harpsichords, “Echoes” is a peaceful redoubt from the overbearing squall we’ve come to expect and enjoy. The drifting, dream-like “Echoes” could be a Spiritualized
song, if it had Jason Pierce
croaking about how badass of an addict he is. As is, the beautifully delirious “Echoes” is as hypnotic as Metal Machine Music
, but a sixth as long and not nearly as abrasive. It’s not typical for Acid Mothers Temple, but it’s one of the best things they’ve ever done.