Botany, the brainchild project of Texas native Spencer Stephenson, has announced the release of a full-length album entitled Lava Diviner (Truestory). Botany created the album in several places around Texas using an array of gear, including old desktop computers, samplers, guitars, bells, flutes and tape recorders, amongst much more.
The press release notes that Botany initially wanted the album to be an instrumental storybook, documenting a religious sect that prays for a volcano to erupt. Lava Diviner (Truestory) ended up becoming more real and personal than any concept or allegory.
“As work on the record progressed, I began to realize that the musical journey was a direct reflection of my most hard-to-quantify life experiences. Lava Diviner is about very real transformations in my being, so it’s a true story in that sense… I always imagined my first album being like a volcano, with years of pent-up emotion and musical ideas bubbling up to a cathartic release. So, I always knew that symbolism would end up being a part of my first full-length.”
Lava Diviner (Truestory) drops on October 29th via Western Vinyl. Ahead of it, Botany has shared the first single ‘Anchor’. Listen to it below.