Datura Road is reviewed by Audiophile Review receiving a 8.5 overall score

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New Music For May 31, 2019

Datura Road – “Datura Road” – Self Released


With so much so far in this review being “soft and melodic,” I was heartened to come across the latest work by the group Datura Road. They are probably best known in and around the Hudson Valley and Greater New York areas. Their first work, simply titled “Datura Road” was funded by a Kickstarter campaign which was instrumental in getting this CD produced and released. Something else I found interesting was their use of non-traditional instruments such as the doumbek (an Egyptian styled drum), bansuri (an Indian styled flute) and the tabla (an Indian styled drum). Perhaps best of all, this work has some funky, upbeat songs that one could easily consider “dance grooves.”  The first track, “One Day,” is such a song – quite upbeat and fun to listen to. But there are also shades of Far East melodies as well as Latin ballads. All in all, I liked this work for its positive, upbeat nature.

Overall: 8.5 / 10 Sonics:  8/10

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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