Category: Datura4

9/10 review of DATURA4 “West Coast Highway Cosmic” via MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC

Everything about Datura4 screams “throwback”. The album covers they have, the sound, but there’s something else too. Their work ethic. It always strikes me when you read those histories of rock n roll and so forth, an album a year was normal, a couple in a year wasn’t unheard of either. Datura4 are bringing it […]

★★★★ 4 star review of DATURA4 “West Coast Highway Cosmic” via ALL MUSIC

The set’s biggest surprise is its final cut, “Evil People, Pt. 1.” Though under six minutes it feels like a jam track with serpentine organ, throbbing bass, and martial tom-toms overlaid with distorted guitars in a three-chord vamp that creates a hypnotic, head-wagging pulse as Mariani sings with malevolence at the heart of the mix. […]

★★★ ½ 3 and half star review of DATURA4 “West Coast Highway Cosmic” via AMERICAN SONGWRITER

The “West Coast Highway” in the album’s title refers to the geographical section of Australia (where the album was recorded), not California. Still, there’s no denying the “cosmic” psychedelic threads running through everything. There are no weighty concepts at work, but lots of heavy playing on a batch of songs that go down easy. Datura4 […]