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.
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)