After their last shot “Crossroad Man” (2011) it finally took five and a half years to come up with a new album, but now Daturana is back in business. Over the years (three without being on stage together) the music of the German rock band has developed in many ways. The eight tracks on ‘Mindfly’ are ‘groovier’ and more ‘songlike’ than ever before. Indeed, you can still hear a solid Psych Rock foundation, but the Daturana-style is in some way fortified with a little tasty pop flavour. Despite their affinity for audible vintage sounds, “Mindfly” shakes off the dust and provides a new mellow freshness. Textually the third studio album has been the most personal so far, telling about mental dejection (‘Abyss’, ‘Jefferson’) or reflecting the band’s history (‘Flower’). Subtly sociocritical songs (‘Drunken Girl’, ‘Thirty Years’) touch the border between reality and dreams (‘House of Dreams’) as well as the long-time existing desire of escaping all sorrows (‘Fly Away’). With songs like the ‘trippy’ instrumental track ‘Into the Sun’ you can still follow Daturana to other spheres. Or like the signboard on the cover says: Searching for Perception? Enter and explore!