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Hammer of Botany + Oplopanax Horridus

by Botanist

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    NOW ISSUED ON VINYL WITH BONUS MATERIAL! MARIGOLD vinyl LP limited to 107 copies. Re-issue of 2015's "EP2: Hammer of Botany," but with new 13-minute song "Oplopanax Horridus" on side B, making it a full-length album. Includes 12" 2-sided insert. Artwork and layout by Irrwisch.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hammer of Botany + Oplopanax Horridus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 110 

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    NOW ISSUED ON VINYL WITH BONUS MATERIAL! BLACK vinyl LP limited to 107 copies. Re-issue of 2015's "EP2: Hammer of Botany," but with new 13-minute song "Oplopanax Horridus" on side B, making it a full-length album. Includes 12" 2-sided insert. Artwork and layout by Irrwisch.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hammer of Botany + Oplopanax Horridus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 107 

      $19 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Re-issue of 2015's "EP2: Hammer of Botany" that was limited to 250 digisleeves for European Tour. Now includes 13-minute "Oplopanax Horridus" to make album a full-length album. Re-pressed in jewel case format with 4-page booklet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hammer of Botany + Oplopanax Horridus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $12 USD or more 

     

  • Spring Yellow-in-Clear Vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    NOW ISSUED ON VINYL WITH BONUS MATERIAL! SPRING YELLOW-IN-CLEAR vinyl LP limited to 107 copies. Re-issue of 2015's "EP2: Hammer of Botany," but with new 13-minute song "Oplopanax Horridus" on side B, making it a full-length album. Includes 12" 2-sided insert. Artwork and layout by Irrwisch.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hammer of Botany + Oplopanax Horridus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • European Tour 2015 CD, limited to 250 copies
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    4-panel digipak with 4-page insert. Art and layout by Irrwisch Artdesign.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hammer of Botany + Oplopanax Horridus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Nature’s unseen behemoth Plodding inexorable Its invisible passing marked only By the Footsteps of Spring Dotting the landscape Along coastal paths serpentine Tiny yellow patches Quintuple inriflorescent domes Umbel borne flowers Like jutting floral stars Signaling Arctopoides’ perpetual journey Sanicle Prince, He With every step, heals the land
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Ablaze in the woods Shielded from the wind Burning en masse Claws of fire upturned to the sky Mucuna Novoguineensis From the foliage, hanging Lambent necklaces light a path Through the tropical night Climbing the forest, high above Tendrils of lava smoldering Floral embers in combustion Cascading in brilliant clusters Burn Burn
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Perpetually walking upon the petals of flowers A florid reflection of its surroundings Orchid mantis Floral chameleon incarnate Hymenopus Coronatus In floral pinks and whites Blending into the sacred world In veneration mimicking Hiding in plain sight
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Silky lanate hairs Silver white Adorn the ears of lambs Crenulate Floral fur soft Woundwort Staving off the Firmicutes Subsessile Semiamplexicaul Petioles about the stem halfway wrap Ovate teeth, apically rigid Arm the jaws of the calyx Whose invisible rivers of blood Flow unseen to their source Verticillasters bearing flowers Borne of flowers themselves
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Palmately lobed leaves alternate Upon lofty stalk the ciconia broods Gazing melancholic at a dying world Awaiting its passing to a greater glory
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Released to support European tour 2015. Limited to 250 physical CD copies.

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released May 10, 2019

Art and layout by Irrwisch. Recorded in The Verdant Realm 2011 (drums) 2013 (all else). Production by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden, 2014. Special thanks to Justin Foley for inspiration and allowance of homage/ripoff on "Flame of the Forest."

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Botanist San Francisco, California

Post-black metal worship of the Natural world. Enter the Verdant Realm.

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