Datura Inoxia

by Charles Mantis

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    The Datura Inoxia flower, also known as the Devil's trumpet, is native to Central and South America. With angelic beauty, alluring scent and hallucinogenic properties it lures attention.

    The Datura Inoxia cassette was created in collaboration with Dark Matter Coffee and Press Pot Recordings.

    Artwork by Jeff Kuhnie @chipfronttooth.

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Fill your tank on the go coasting medium slow that unmistakable glow little time to grow barely picture your face a faraway place " " I act for personal gain the world is one in the same in youth you only have time in age our love just a crime I look past for a sign and I'm beginning to tell such a beautiful hell " Such a beautiful hell and I'm beginning to tell an ocean level of deep my soul is your soul to keep a distant call from the dark the beastly musical mark and in beauty it hides just out of reach it resides
Refraction 02:20
Cancer 03:12
3334 01:35
Siskind 01:46
Rhuzka 01:43
Manta 02:52
Dorléac 02:15
Jars 02:22
Bus to Train 02:28
Papilionidae 00:47
Mermaids 02:35
iiV 00:56
Limbo 04:16


Throughout the past few years I have collected sound samples from musicians I have met on tour, found instruments and borrowed vinyl. Songs feature sounds from the cemeteries of New Orleans to the deep woods of North Carolina. Many of the ideas for this collection were pieced together during late flights to Europe and relaxing by the pool in Central America. This record is an attempt to capture the journey.


released June 19, 2017

GERALD BAILEY: trumpet, synthesizer, production
LESLIE BEUKELMAN: vocals on Datura Inoxia and Mermaids
STEPHEN PAUL SMOKER: vocals on The Witching Hour, guitar on Cancer
MAX ABSTRAX: vocals on Jars
KYLE HODGES: co-mixer on Dorléac
Mastered at Experimental Sound Studio Chicago 5/24/2017
Logo design by David Pethel/Tape of the Month Club
Cassette Artwork by Jeff Kuhnie aka @chipfronttooth.


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