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Cicatrix / Diamond Brush (Botanist / Thief Split)

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    Limited edition (200) 12" Vinyl with lyric sheet sent from Dylan.

    Includes digital pre-order of Cicatrix / Diamond Brush (Botanist / Thief Split). You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    12" Black Vinyl with lyric sheet sent from Dylan

    Includes digital pre-order of Cicatrix / Diamond Brush (Botanist / Thief Split). You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    4 Gate Digipack with lyrics sent from Dylan

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes digital pre-order of Cicatrix / Diamond Brush (Botanist / Thief Split). You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LP (black vinyl) with lyrics insert, padded inner sleeve and protection sleeve (300 copies available)

    Includes digital pre-order of Cicatrix / Diamond Brush (Botanist / Thief Split). You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases August 27, 2021
    item ships out on or around August 27, 2021
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      $26.99 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LP (clear vinyl) with lyrics insert, padded inner sleeve and protection sleeve (200 copies available)

    Includes digital pre-order of Cicatrix / Diamond Brush (Botanist / Thief Split). You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases August 27, 2021
    item ships out on or around August 27, 2021
    Purchasable with gift card

      $28.99 USD or more 

     

1.
EP 0: Juglans Nigra
2.
EP 0:Styrax
3.
EP 0: Cicatrix
4.
5.
Balete (Hanging Garden Remix)
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Streptocarpus (Hanging Garden Remix)
7.
Thief - Hyena
8.
Thief - Firethroat
9.
Thief - Diamond Brush
10.
Thief - 2700 Years
11.
Thief - Acid Queen
12.
Thief - Corpse Sprout

about

San Francisco post-black metal outfit BOTANIST and Los Angeles based electronic project THIEF release the split-album "Cicatrix/Diamond Brush". Despite their stylistic differences, both bands have much in common. They were both conceived and are mostly recording as solo-projects run by a single mastermind. Both multi-instrumentalists recruit live members to put their music on the stage. Yet the connection between BOTANIST's Otrebor aka Roberto Martinelli and Dylan Neal from THIEF runs deeper: Dylan Neal played hammered dulcimer in the post-black metal outfit and even after officially departing from BOTANIST, he has continued to contribute as a "silent" member, for example by writing the dulcimer and bass parts for the album "Collective: The Shape of He to Come". This personal connection between both bands is reflected in the material of this split-album. BOTANIST's "Cicatrix" contains previously unreleased tracks from the recording sessions of their acclaimed full-length "VI: Flora" (2014), which is also the record that Dylan toured on, when the band went to Europe and delivered their legendary performance at the Roadburn Festival in 2015. The botanical term 'cicatrix' refers to the scarring that shows on a plant after it has been damaged and the title track points towards the damage that mankind has inflicted at the global flora. While the backbone of THIEF's sound has been formed by manipulated sacred chant and choral samples, "Diamond Brush" prominently features live drums and electric guitars for the first time on one of their records. Thematically, Dylan explores a spiritual pursuit of awakening through the experience of transgression and suffering with allusions to Joyce, Salinger, Nabokov, and Mobb Deep. "Diamond Brush" is also intended as a companion to the third THIEF full-length, "The 16 Deaths of My Master", which is slated for release on the same day as the split-album."Cicatrix/Diamond Brush" constitutes essential listening to any follower of BOTANIST and THIEF.

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releases August 27, 2021

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Thief Los Angeles, California

THIEF is an electronic project based in Los Angeles fronted by D. Neal (Botanist, DHR).

Night music for haunted ballrooms and electric churches.

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