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Intro 01:19
Ezra 04:02 video
George 04:24
Basmati Rice 03:34
Bourghal 02:48
Moss 05:56


Art As Catharsis is proud to announce the release of The Biology of Plants’ new EP – Vol. 2, an immersive release that balances lush compositions with understated technicality and astounding textural detail.

Inspired by the likes of Sigur Ros, Tigran Hamasyan, Phillip Glass, Bela Bartok, Bon Iver and even Tool, The Biology of Plants take the skills of two classically trained musicians next to two jazz educated performers to create a platform where both can shine. The resulting music lies on the precise side of experimentation – each song a masterpiece of instrumental expression.

Coming off the back of a well-deserved win for Best Jazz Song at the Queensland Music Awards (thanks to their stunning track Long Black), The Biology Of Plants are only continuing to challenge themselves as both musicians and masters of composition.

“We like to combine elements of spacial improvisation, with openness and room for interpretation, but often this is transformed into a defined rhythmic idea/melody to provide contrast to our sound,” explains bassist Helen Svoboda. “Our music is easily compared to that of a live film score, due largely to our instrumentation - the synth drones and textural ‘carpet’ of sound provides a solid underpinning for the soaring cello melodies. Above all, our music is inspired by nature, and the ever-changing scenery that surrounds us.”

Vol 2. is more than a rare and impressive addition to a promising catalogue from The Biology of Plants. This unexpected harmony between proficiency and emotion, delivered through cunning instrumentation, easily matches the standards of Sigur Ros and Mogwai. The EP is well worth exploring – the definitive ending of this journey being a new high-point for Australian instrumental music.


released June 14, 2019

Helen Svoboda (bass guitar/vox)
Joshua Rivory (synth/keys)
Simon Svoboda (cello)
Charles Hill (drums)

- Special guest Paul Svoboda (nylon-string guitar), on Food Baby
- Tracks 2, 7 & 10 composed by Joshua Rivory (arr. TBOP)
- Tracks 3, 5, 8 & 9 composed by Helen Svoboda (arr. TBOP) - Track 7 composed by Gyorgy Ligeti (arr. TBOP)

- Recorded by Cody McWaters @ Aisle 6 Studios, Brisbane // June 2018 - Mixed and Mastered by Joshua Rivory
- Cover Art by Helen Svoboda // album design by Brodie McAllister

~ Love the plants /// ~


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The Biology of Plants Brisbane, Australia

The Biology of Plants (TBoP) deliver a range of melodic bangers, infused by jazz, classical and electronic artistry.

Featuring Helen Svoboda (bass/occasional vox), Joshua Rivory (synth), Simon Svoboda (cello) and Charles Hill (drums), the compositions are solely inspired by nature, simulating a live film score amidst a state of spatial ambience.
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