Botanist - Paleobotany - LP Gatefold Coloured

Botanist - Paleobotany - LP Gatefold Coloured

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  • Description

    On their twelfth full-length "Paleobotany", BOTANIST take us back more than 70 million years to a time when dinosaurs ruled the planet and early forests began to turn to coal. Before the age of giants ended in flames with the apocalyptic impact of the Chicxulub asteroid, many plants also grew much larger than their descendants that we know today. "Paleobotany" comes with all the trademark characteristics that set BOTANIST apart from all other metal acts on this planet. Lyrically, the band from San Francisco, CA revolves around species of plants – in a clean break from the usual genre stereotypes like Satan, dragons, and booze. Their music clearly has its foundation anchored in 'metal', but instead of 6-string guitars the Americans use 110-string hammered dulcimers. To the confused horror of traditionalists, BOTANIST fit these percussion-stringed folk instruments with magnetic pickups and distort them through various perverse means that range from amplifiers via analogue tape to digital manipulation. The resulting sound is as unique as spectacular. BOTANIST's continuing sonic evolution began at an audible Nordic black metal shaped point of entry. The band soon developed a more open, avant-garde style, leading towards a growing complexity. On "Paleobotany", the Californians have shed some of the more convoluted progressive elements in favour of more song-oriented arrangements that are still rich in details and surprises, which is enhanced through the album being mixed by renowned Swedish producer Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, OPETH, AT THE GATES) at Studio Fredman. BOTANIST are a unique band. "Paleobotany" expands their dark green sonic range of an avant-garde metal sound into a more accessible and dynamic sonic experience. When quadruped giants walked the earth, plants were already there and they will still be here when mankind has gone back to stardust. BOTANIST win their musical future by travelling millions of years into the past with "Paleobotany"!

    A1 Aristolochia
    A2 When Forests Turned to Coal
    A3 Magnolia
    A4 Archaeamphora
    A5 The Impact That Built the Amazon
    B1 Sigillaria
    B2 Strychnos Electri
    B3 Wollemia Nobilis
    B4 Dioon
    B5 Royal Protea

  • Additional Information

    Band Botanist
    Title Paleobotany
    Label Prophecy Productions
    Generic musical style Black Metal
    Detailed musical style Avantgarde Post Black Metal
    Bar code 0884388872769
    Catalog # PRO361LPC1
    Release Date 17 May 2024
    Color Clear
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