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BOTANY
Feeling Today



PERFORMERS
Spencer Stephenson
Ashley Rathburn

 
RECORDING Spencer Stephenson
MASTERING Carl Saff, Saff Mastering Chicago
 
 
     
 
Feeling Today is Spencer Stephenson's debut release under the Botany moniker. The culmination of years of assembling music, this EP, and his forthcoming full-length, flow with a transcendental radiance. Under the gauzy patina of decades-old samples, this Texan sound-sculptor masterfully merges the past and the present, the earthly and the infinite.

Spencer recalls recording a casio keyboard onto cassette-tape at the age of 4, and becoming hooked on the simple idea that he could capture sounds and share them with those around him. Now 22, he's still at it, playing instruments and stitching sounds together in his home atop a hill, surrounded by trees, fringed by the wide Texas horizon.

He explores the cosmic nexus of shimmering psychedelia, blissed-out pop, and instrumental hip-hop, as he turns recycled sounds into something thoroughly modern. For Spencer there's a therapeutic value in reconfiguring the "noise" of an information-dense consumer culture into something nourishing and honest. He collects artifacts...scavenged bits of ephemera...all of the organic and inorganic matter that passes through our hands and heads everyday and he uses them to build something deeply personal. Ultimately, he reminds us that the natural world we are a part of is one of boundless wonder and color.
 
 
TRACK LIST     ORDER FROM THE WV SHOP more
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2.
  Minnow Theme
3.
  Waterparker
4.
  Glasshouse (vinyl only bonus track)
5.
  Benefactress
6.
  Agave
  45rpm Vinyl EP with bonus track and mp3 download postcard or CD
  WV81 LP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
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