Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (and subsequent offshoots) is a Japanese psychedelic band founded in 1996 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective. The band is led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto and early in their career featured many musicians but by 2004 the line-up had coalesced with four core members and frequent vocal guests.
The band have a reputation for phenomenal live shows and releasing frequent albums on a number of international record labels, including the Acid Mothers Temple family record label which was established in 1998 to document the activities of the whole collective.
Offshoots and permutations include:
* Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno
* Mothers of Invasion
* Acid Mothers Temple SWR
* Acid Mothers Afrirampo
* Acid Mothers Gong
* Acid Mothers Temple & The...
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.