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About Makoto Kawabata and Richard Youngs

Perhaps best known as the leader of the Japanese psychedelic rock collective Acid Mothers Temple, Makoto Kawabata is one of the more prolific figures in the Japanese underground. He's released numerous experimentally driven solo recordings, and also participates in the supergroup Musica Transonic. An ace guitarist and versatile multi-instruments, Kawabata views his role in music in shamanistic terms, channeling the many sounds of the cosmos into the music he creates. This philosophy has led him to collaborate with numerous musicians, including members of Boredoms and Ruins, Heji Kano, Richard Youngs, Can's Damo Suzuki, and Daevid Allen of Gong, among many others.