During the 80's and early 90's Datura 1.0 played in local Minneapolis Noise trickster bands, amoung them Duck Kicking Vulture and Cancer Bunny. Datura 1.0 became discouraged with music when the last band broke up and spent much time exploring different consciousness changing skills like Magick, Shamanism, Meditation and Lucid dreaming. After a period of time, his attention was drawn back to music via his interest in computer generated art. Datura 1.0 now is exploring the trance/consciousness changing aspects of sound construction .
Datura 1.0 uses computers and custom modified childrens sound making toys and modified keyboards as well as more conventional instruments like electric guitars .
Happy hell was meant to evoke the strange world of denial most of us find ourselves in day to day, a world of drudgery and routine instilled and maintained by eons of unconscious human thought control training.And also the strange and elusive world of the "Other" which few of us will ever actually experience due to our strict regimental ways of perceiving. We are living in Hell but put on our happy faces because after all this is the only world we have ever known.
I have attempted to evoke both the horror of the curtain of the world of dross and simultaneously a glimpse behind that curtain.
Happy Hell was recorded "live", Performed on laptop computer in real time and recorded directly to another computers hard drive. No special editing and no special effects were added during the final mixdown and production
Check out the artist's website:
1. Larval Moose
2. Self Grinder
4. Boiling Liquor
5. Boring Into