Title: Illustrations of Botany
Format: Cassette / Digital
Release date: October 24, 2017
Pre-sale cassette through Hello L.A. :
Side A: 1. Larkspur (02:51) 2. Black Pines (5:16) 3. Brightness Falls (3:41) 4. At the Margins (4:03) 5. Rales (3:50) 6. National Parks (5:02)
Side B: 7. Because We are Fearless, Incorruptable (3:06) 8. Confluence at Fraser Canyon (4:43) 9. Palais (5:22) 10. Frames (1:40) 11. Jouissance (6:31) 12. Illustrations of Botany (3:43)
At the Margins
About the Album
Illustrations of Botany marks a dramatic shift away from the blistering drums and curated prog-rock samples of We Will Not Lead We Will Only Detonate and moves into the firmament of experimental noise, drone and post-rock.
Structure is mostly cast away to focus on the sounds of distortion itself while droning analog and digital machines drift between the layers. Noise and polyrhythms move in and out of focus, sometimes finding congruency but most often trading harmony at the margins. Percussion is shifted into forms that sound closer to churning water. Samples are denatured into their granular foundations and formed into new shapes. All of these elements evoke images of nature at dusk and the stark geography that captures their shadows. This is a soundtrack without a film.
Recorded, debased and mastered by Maki in the desert city of Kamloops, British Columbia and cooperatively released on handcrafted analog cassette and digital courtesy of Hello L.A. (Clermont-Ferrand/FR) and Endemik Music (Montreal/CAN).
Edition of 50 Hand-Numbered Copies
Metallic Red c55 Cassette
Cover Art printed on high resolution transparent film
J-Card printed on 250g recycled 100% acid free matte paper
Download Card printed on 250g recycled 100% acid free matte paper
Digital Download included (high-quality download in MP3, FLAC & more)
Artwork by Maki
Drum programming on Rales by Scott Da Ros
Handcrafted cassettes made by Bertrand Blanchard