Kawabata Makoto

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Kawabata Makoto
Kawabata in performance in London in 2005
Background information
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres Psychedelic rock
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1978–present
Associated acts Acid Mothers Temple, Mainliner

Kawabata Makoto (河端 ) is a Japanese musician and founding member of the band Acid Mothers Temple.

Band history

Kawabata is chiefly famous for his leadership of Acid Mothers Temple and its variants; however, he has also played in many other bands since the start of his career in the late 1970s. Some of these bands are:

  • Baroque Bordello
  • Toho Sara
  • Erochika
  • Tsurubami
  • Musica Transonic
  • Mainliner
  • Mothers of Invasion
  • Nishinihon
  • Floating Flower

Solo discography

In addition to the many records recorded with bands, Kawabata Makoto has an extensive solo discography.[1] Major releases are:

  • The 'Private Tapes' series (1999–2004)
  • Inui.1 (2000)
  • Inui.2 (2000)
  • I'm in Your Inner Most (2001)
  • Hosanna Mantra (2007)
  • Inui.4 (2007)
  • We're one-sided lovers each other's (2013- Bam Balam.records)

Musical philosophy

In 2000, Kawabata wrote "Music, for me, is neither something that I create, nor a form of self-expression. All kinds of sounds exist everywhere around us, and my performances solely consist of picking up these sounds, like a radio tuner, and playing them so that people can hear them."[2]

"When I was a kid, I really loved Ritchie Blackmore – not so much the guitar style, just I liked his look, atmosphere, on the stage. Always, he stood on this side [right], also the stratocaster, and black clothes, and very aggressive [playing]. I really loved this image, so I wear just black. Also – easy to co-ordinate!"[3]


  1. ^ "Kawabata Makoto Solo Discography on Acid Mothers Temple Website". Retrieved 2014-05-12.
  2. ^ "Kawabata Makoto Profile on Acid Mothers Temple Website". Acid Mothers Temple. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
  3. ^ 'Never Ending Space Ritual' DVD Interview

External links

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