5 Feb

“Stuck in the astromuck. Let’s Party.” So states the mission statement of Plant Tribe. You’ll be challenged to find words as sound, succinct and satisfying given what this Tribe has planted on their “Saturation” EP.

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Firing forth with three songs of kinetically-charged, kosmic, boogie woogie bardo, “Airforce” makes an off-kilter liftoff toward touching the astromuck, demonstrating in a matter of seconds that Plant Tribe are out there having fun, in the warm California sun. But while every plant needs light, certain strains do just fine when that light is dim. By the time they reach the “Top Shelf,” the Plant Tribe party is blooming in multiple directions and dimensions. Those dimensions may manifest themselves as fuel for the listener’s growing spiritual awareness or as fuel for the listener’s desire to decorate notebook covers in detail – both worthwhile pursuits in the Plant Tribe hierarchy.

Download “Top Shelf” from the “Saturation” EP by Plant Tribe

“My mind is reflecting the change of the seasons” are the words sung (and we mean sung), slowly, confirming the service of “Saturation” to sow its sonic seeds around the outside and inside of the altar of rock, following the far-out trails left by planting pioneers at all elevations while blazing a few of their own (trails, that is). Plant Tribe soar skyward, strange and in screaming full-color one minute, muted, meditative and magical the next – both worthwhile pursuits in the Plant Tribe hierarchy. Let’s party.

“Brute force crushes many plants. Yet the plants rise again. The Pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy. And before Buddha or Jesus spoke the nightingale sang, and long after the words of Jesus and Buddha are gone into oblivion the nightingale still will sing. Because it is neither preaching nor commanding nor urging. It is just singing. And in the beginning was not a Word, but a chirrup.” — D.H. Lawrence, Etruscan Places




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