Botanist - VI: Flora



7.3 | 36 votes |
Release date: 11 August 2014
Style: Experimental black metal

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If you ever needed a prime example of black metal's growing shift towards the unconventional in our recent times, you need look no farther than Roberto Martinelli's Botanist. A curious concoction of vocals, drums, and hammered dulcimer, the debut of the project took the more obscure fringes of the genre by storm, fusing seemingly unfitting elements together for the achievement of a refreshingly original creation. While perhaps not as radical, VI: Flora seeks to continue this pattern, and it does so wonderfully.

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published 07.09.2014 | Comments (12)

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13.08.2014 - 22:04
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Alex F on 13.08.2014 at 20:46

Botanist just made this announcement on his facebook page

So far, we're surprised few in the press are wondering what happened to "V." It is very real and exists. But we all felt that "VI" was the best record we had available, so we skipped "V." But "V" will be released some years in the future. We also understand we deserve any confusion and annoyance about these points.

This makes me even more mad. Now they're going to be out of order.
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14.08.2014 - 01:15
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Alex F on 13.08.2014 at 20:46

So far, we're surprised few in the press are wondering what happened to "V." It is very real and exists. But we all felt that "VI" was the best record we had available, so we skipped "V." But "V" will be released some years in the future. We also understand we deserve any confusion and annoyance about these points.

OCD exploding
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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14.08.2014 - 01:47
Rating: 9
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Apothecary on 14.08.2014 at 01:15

Written by Alex F on 13.08.2014 at 20:46

So far, we're surprised few in the press are wondering what happened to "V." It is very real and exists. But we all felt that "VI" was the best record we had available, so we skipped "V." But "V" will be released some years in the future. We also understand we deserve any confusion and annoyance about these points.

OCD exploding

I wonder how are you feeling about Darkspace's "III I" then?
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14.08.2014 - 02:40
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Karlabos on 14.08.2014 at 01:47

I wonder how are you feeling about Darkspace's "III I" then?

Not really that bad, because the way I look at it, it's their fourth album, and III + I = 4
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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14.08.2014 - 02:43
Rating: 9
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Apothecary on 14.08.2014 at 02:40

Written by Karlabos on 14.08.2014 at 01:47

I wonder how are you feeling about Darkspace's "III I" then?

Not really that bad, because the way I look at it, it's their fourth album, and III + I = 4

And what about the EP "-I"? =P
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14.08.2014 - 03:04
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Karlabos on 14.08.2014 at 02:43

And what about the EP "-I"? =P

God, gonna be a bitch adding that one to my Itunes and somehow figuring out how not to have the tracks added to the "I" debut
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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14.08.2014 - 03:10
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
In my head those "I" symbols are tiny monoliths.
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03.09.2014 - 06:24
Rating: 7
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Much better than Mandragora.
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03.09.2014 - 14:31
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Karlabos on 14.08.2014 at 02:43
And what about the EP "-I"? =P

Written by Apothecary on 14.08.2014 at 03:04

God, gonna be a bitch adding that one to my Itunes and somehow figuring out how not to have the tracks added to the "I" debut


The reason the EP has the title "-I" is because it's just a re-make of their old demo which name was "-I"... Possibly to symbolize the fact that it came before their debut "I". So it's still well thought out in that sense.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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03.09.2014 - 18:32
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Guest on 08.08.2014 at 19:13

It's nice, well made music but lacking that interesting experimental edge of the debut.

I'd say it's still pretty interesting and experimental, I mean distorted dulcimer isn't exactly something you hear every day
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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03.09.2014 - 23:52
Rating: 7
Alien1988
I found the debut to be atrociously bad but this is quite enjoyable, their best even.
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04.09.2014 - 01:11
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Apothecary on 03.09.2014 at 18:32

I'd say it's still pretty interesting and experimental, I mean distorted dulcimer isn't exactly something you hear every day

I guess it's because this sort of thing sounds like a much more natural environment for a dulcimer, whereas the debut was like shunting two opposing elements together and forcing it to work (which I felt it did though I can see why others don't).
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04.09.2014 - 04:48
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Guest on 04.09.2014 at 01:11

I guess it's because this sort of thing sounds like a much more natural environment for a dulcimer, whereas the debut was like shunting two opposing elements together and forcing it to work (which I felt it did though I can see why others don't).

Yeah, I can see where you're coming from. In a way you could say that because the dulcimer has become distorted, the albums including and following IV now sound somewhat more accessible because such a move in turn makes the music a little more metal-like, and thus more relatable. The debut was simply dulcimer as is, plus the BM, so it felt a lot more unnatural, but somehow a splendid complement nonetheless.
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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08.09.2014 - 20:58
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Apothecary on 14.08.2014 at 01:15

OCD exploding
Written by Boxcar Willy on 13.08.2014 at 22:04

This makes me even more mad. Now they're going to be out of order.

Haha, I gotta admit I actually love this. Releasing VI before V? Brilliant.
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