Texan producer Botany (aka Spencer Stephenson) echoes the transcendent escape of 90s New Age but with a current, independent edge far removed from the exoticised ‘world sounds’ of something like Deep Forest’s ethnic-electro.
Existing in its own spacious Atlantean realm, a track like this ‘Simple Creatures’ goes beyond the realm of possibility while still graspable in the liquid movement of Stephenson’s sound. Featuring vocals by Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder-released RYAT, it’s the second single from album Lava Diviner (Truestory), out on Western Vinyl October 29.
See the Western Vinyl website for more details. **