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

Band history

Kawabata is mainly famous for his leadership of Acid Mothers Temple and its variants; however, he has additionally played in a large number of additional bands after 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 a large number of records recorded with bands, Kawabata Makoto has an extensive solo discography.[2] 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."[3]

"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], additionally the stratocaster, and black clothes, and quite aggressive [playing]. I really loved this image, so I wear just black. Also - easy to co-ordinate!"