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 and all production halted. We are working on restoring what songs were backed up and hoping to raise some money from presales to restore the hard disk so that we can also release those tracks with the album if possible.
Alkaloids refers to the psychotropic compounds found in many plants. We do not 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.
released May 6, 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