If you know of the name Kawabata Makoto, then you are familiar with the Japanese band, Acid Mothers Temple. Or you may be a fan of the many other bands he has been in or participated with, including Mainliner, whose debut album was released in 1996. Their last project as a band was in 2001, and fans have wondered about their return. Guitarist Makoto, along with Kawabe Taigen (bass/vocals), and Shimura Koji (drums), have emerged with a brand new album called Revelation Space (Riot Season), and you’ll be happy to know that along with it coming out on CD and cassette, there will be pressings of it on both gold vinyl and white vinyl, all of which can be pre-ordered from Riot Season’s Big Cartel page.
The album consists of five songs, here is the track listing:
Revelation Space (11:31)
New Sun (20:29)
The CD and cassette versions will have the luxury of having a bonus track, “The Dispossessed”.
What you’re about to listen to below is an excerpt from the opening track, the title track. If this music is as mindblowing as it is in the 5 1/2 minute length, I can only imagine what the second half sounds like.
The original plan for Kawabata Makoto’s Mainliner was to have released this album on April 20th for Record Store Day, but there were a few snags in that plan so the band and Riot Season decided to release it on May 13th.