The band have been working really hard since June 2018 to get this record out to you, writing and recording in the studio on a daily basis. Some of these songs go back to the early days of the band and can be heard in the "Realm of Mist Sessions."
There were few chances to record multi-track sessions in 2016 and 2017 so in 2018 the Seeds took full advantage of the Temple studio in Ndenderu working with Mwax as the recording engineer with Wilson's production.
UNFORTUNATELY the computer hard drive FAILED in October 2018. Most of the the track's instrumentals were recorded but vocals had yet to be recorded. NO BACKUP was made. We would like to restore the hard disk and the sessions but this will cost between $300 and $700 if successful.
Obsydian Media is releasing the Album as a presale in order that we may raise enough money to restore the disk and complete the session.
Alkaloids refers to the psychotropic compounds found in many plants. Neither Obsydian Media, Nor the Seeds of Datura recommend the use or experimentation of any psychotropic substance and this is not what the band nor the album promotes.
The album is an exploration of the prehistoric symbiotic relationships between these many plants and fungi and the human species. How is it that our natural awareness and development of our cultures have proliferated with use of these compounds? It is not a live album either. Live refers to the plants themselves. A source of consciousness that we can tap into.
releases September 19, 2019
Producer - Wilson Muia
Engineer - Saviour Kumwaka
Vocals and synths - Lord Spikeheart the Eternal Child
Vocals - Daniel Kombimbo
Bass guitar - Mordecai Otieno
Guitar - Wilson Muia
Guitar - Amen Ra Ny'Kang
Drums - Lawrence Muchemi
All songs written by the Seeds of Datura
Copyright Bin Khalid Sonic Pollution 2018
"Curse These Metal Hands" parlays the UK bands' chemistry into a record which—for all its tinnitus-inducing ferocity and elegiac arrangements—practically drips with transcendent joy. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 18, 2019