Daturah, Daturah

Tim Chester

By Tim Chester

on 04.22.11 in Reviews


Ambient noise rock from Frankfurt, Germany.

Hailing from Frankfurt, Germany, Daturah have yet to know the taste of success; their MySpace page has less friends and views than the average person, let alone band. This is a bit of a travesty, as this self-titled and self-financed album, their only official output at the time of this writing, is a work of urgent beauty. With only three tracks, and not a song under ten minutes, the band has ample space to stretch out the textures of their reverberating guitars, and to build on sampled voices that speak wistfully in English and menacingly in German. Perhaps tellingly, their live line-up includes someone on "visuals," revealing the thought Daturah put into the whole artistic experience. Also indicative of where the band are coming from is their name — it's the scientific term for the thorn apple, a fruit that can produce hallucinations.