If by chance you haven’t noticed the genre I tagged it with, I bet you could guess what genre Eternal Tapestry specializes in. If you want good old rock n’ roll that takes you back to the heady, dazed 60s, these psychedelic warriors would be obliged for you to join them on their trip. You could call them a jam band, but there is a touch of organization to be observed within the confines of their material. There’s no tracks available for preview from Guru Overload at the moment, but you can check out some of their material on Spotify and I imagine that will give you a good feeling of what to expect from the Portland band. They’ll be sure to send you back to Woodstock and maybe even space. If they would have risen to prominence forty five years ago, they definitely would not have been out of place. There’s not much more I can say as there are no tracks to comment on, so keep your eyes peeled. Cheers!

The Details

Guru Overload

by Eternal Tapestry
Oaken Palace
OAK-005 - 2014
Guru Overload is released on Finnish label Oaken Palace in an edition of 500 copies pressed on 140gram red vinyl and packaged in a 100% recycled card sleeve with free download card. This is a pre-order. Orders are expected to ship in mid-October.

Eternal Tapestry will release a new album on Thrill Jockey in early 2015.

Guru Overload, mastered by James Plotkin, features 5 new jams that the band recorded in a private cabin deep in the woods. The album manages to strike a balance between the freaked-out A World Out Of Time and the more laid-back Dawn In 2 Dimensions, both in terms of style as well as track length. The result is a wonderfully smooth flow of new material that combines exotic and new sounds with the best of krautrock and psychedelic rock.

As with every release on Oaken Palace Records proceeds from Guru Overload will be donated to an endangered species foundation. Eternal Tapestry have already decided on the Orangutan. All profits will be donated to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.

Orangutans can currently only be found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. The Bornean orangutan is classified as endangered, and the Sumatran species is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. The Bornean orangutan population declined by 50% in the past 60 years, while the Sumatran orangutan population even declined by 80% in 75 years. In total, only about 60,000 orangutans are left.

During the early 2000s, orangutan habitat has decreased rapidly due to logging and forest fires, as well as fragmentation by roads. A major factor in that period of time has been the conversion of vast areas of tropical forest to palm oil plantations in response to international demand. Palm oil is used for cooking, cosmetics, mechanics, and biodiesel. Hunting is also a major problem, as is the illegal pet trade. Orangutans may be killed for the bush-meat trade, crop protection, or for use for traditional medicine. Orangutan bones are secretly traded in souvenir shops in several cities in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Mother orangutans are killed so their infants can be sold as pets, and many of these infants die without the help of their mother. Since 2004, several pet orangutans were confiscated by local authorities and sent to rehabilitation centers.

Oaken Palace Records is a registered charity (#1154786)

Price $18

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