Acid Mothers Temple
Japanese psychedelic band founded in 1995 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 4 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, as well as the Acid Mothers Temple family record label which was established in 1998 to document the activities of the whole collective.
During the past ten years Stearica have been touring around Europe with legends of the independent scene such as Nomeansno, GirlsAgainstBoys, Damo Suzuki, The Ex, Karate, Acid Mothers Temple and Tarentel.
A rare story for an Italian band, made of international collaborations with artists like Dälek (Ipecac), Amy Denio (Fred Frith, Derek Bailey), Jessica Lurie (Bill Frisell, Nels Cline), Nick Storring (Damo Suzuki network, Picastro).
Gum Takes Tooth
A thunderous rampage of noise tempered with an aptitude for precise rhythms and splintered melody. Gum Takes Tooth is a single headed beast with two bodies: a duo of Thomas Fuglesang on live acoustic drums, physcially wired into home grown electronic instruments, bare circuit boards, tweaked, moulded and mangled in real-time by Jussi Brightmore.