Daturah is derived from the scientific name of thorn apple, a plant whose consumption may lead to hallucinations and mind alternation. However it would be more than wrong to put Daturah into context with Krautrock although, hailing from Frankfurt/Main, they are indeed a german band. And play music that is far of middle of the road poprock. I would place there musical home rather sowehre between Isis City and Sigur Rós Island. In the three songs on this ep of which each takes about quarter an hour they switch between spheric soundscapes with samples of noises and spoken language and a definite wall of sound. It is this kind of dynamic from which the energy of this recording has is its origin. They often take a few minutes of startup before they leap with shouldered amplifiers and a heavily distorted guitar in hand.
The best word to descibe what tis band is playing seems to be 'epic' and like all epic bands you have to really open your ears to fully enjoy the music. If you just listen with one ear while reading your morning paper or work on your computer you will not get it. Of course you could use it as this kind of accommodating background noise but by that you don't do justice to this piece of art. Take three quarters of an hour, lay down on your bed and turn up the volume so you can feel it withh every cell of your body. It is worth the effort, believe me!
The only disadvantage about this record is though it is really good it doesn't even get close to the intensity of the band's live performances. If they are around you should definitely team up! [jan]