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Cometary Orbital Drive
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Cometary Orbital Drive on CD

2008 release. Recorded at Acid Mothers Temple, in August and September of 2008. The first movement is called "Light My Fire Ball" and it seems like a groovy, modern vision of the electro-acoustic transgressions made by Can in "Augmn" and "Peking O", on Tago Mago. The atmosphere propels you into a mystic temple. The voodoo incantations by Atsushi is reminiscent of Damo Suzuki's wild voice. "Planet Billions Of Light-Years Away" reveals the theme of the six powerful notes (A-E-D-A-G-Db). Firstly calm and laid back, then energetic and fast, it is more and more powerful and nervous. The sound is great: part flood-in space guitars, part hooked by the catchy rhythms. But "Circular System 7777777", the third movement of this symphony for heavenly riffs, is completely new for Acid Mothers Temple. It is a kind of psychedelic dance song, with an old-fashioned drum machine, but it's so groovy, with reversed cymbals and sexy psychedelic breaks. The last chapter of Cometary Orbital Drive, called "Milky Way Star", is a masterpiece. The song is a kind of musical illustration of the hyper-space, an inter-sidereal rock trip. The tempo is panting, Makoto's soli are more beautiful than ever. The listening is shivering. These thirteen minutes are equal to the A side of the first Ash Ra Tempel record (1971). The booklet doesn't lie; these six-repeated-over-and-over-notes give bright and powerful sensations, with a krautrock purity that will make you dance to touch the stars. Cometary Orbital Drive is an essential record from the Soul Collective, one of those which mixes great stellar riffs, real grooves, inspired experimentations, and absolute cosmos. Presented in a three-panel digipak.

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