STEVE VON TILL: Seminal Debut Solo Album Makes Maiden Vinyl Appearance
After resurrecting As The Crow Flies — the seminal debut solo outing from Neurosis’STEVE VON TILL, initially released in 2000, and brought back into print on CD in May of this year — Neurot Recordings is proud to also release the first-ever vinyl edition of the album.
What was the first non-Neurosis recording to see release as part of the Neurot family, this year’s reissue of As The Crow Flies has been unveiled precisely thirteen years after its initial release. Bearing a vast contrast to Neurosis’ massive, plodding riffing and percussion, the album instead feels more like a mental excursion into the outer realms of consciousness; an ambient, eclectic, organic and overall honest harvest from the mind of its creator. Bearing slightly updated artwork and packaging like the CD version, VON TILL’s maiden solo release will now see a proper vinyl pressing, available on deluxe 180-gram wax, in a pressing limited to 500 pieces direct through Neurot only. Both versions are available HERE.
The album is streaming in its entirety at Decibel Magazine joined by some insight on the inception and lifespan of the LP’s seven songs by their creator. Listen to all of As The Crow Flies and more RIGHT HERE.
STEVE VON TILL, SCOTT KELLY & WINO: Songs of Townes Van Zandt
CD and LP available now from the Neurot Recordings Store.
STEVE VON TILL, SCOTT KELLY & WINO Confirm Townes Van Zandt Tribute;
Album To See US Release Via Neurot In June
This June Neurot Recordings will issue a special three-way split CD in tribute to late American folk music hero Townes Van Zandt, bearing contributions from SCOTT KELLY (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder, Tribes of Neurot, solo artist, etc.), STEVE VON TILL (Neurosis, Tribes of Neurot, Harvestman, solo artist, etc.) and SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH (Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, The Hidden Hand, Shrinebuilder, solo artist, etc.).
After having performed material by Van Zandt solo and through various collaborations on stage over recent years, on solo releases and on random live collaborations, the aptly entitled Songs of Townes Van Zandt brings several songs each from KELLY, VON TILL and WEINRICH together in praise of his deep musical influence on them all. Through a personal contact of the artists, newly-formed label My Proud Mountain was founded specially in order to release this tribute, with Neurot Recordings handling the North American release of the album on June 12th.
New sounds are being revealed to me.
Folk songs and sonic psych guitar landscapes are merging into one. I think Harvestman and my solo writings are becoming one, at least for now. Approaching with an open mind and seeing what will come of it. It feels right.
- Steve Von Till
Harvestman / Steve Von Till upcoming European dates
Steve Von Till will again be touring Europe with his unique combination of material from both his solo and Harvestman project.
16.07.10 - Holland Tilburg @ 013
17.07.10 - Luxembourg Luxembourg @ Casino Luxembourg
18.07.10 - Belgium Dour @ Dour Fest
19.07.10 - Switzerland Geneve @ L'usine (Kab)
20.07.10 - Germany München @ Feierwerk Kranhalle
21.07.10 - Germany Köln @ Underground
22.07.10 - Czech Rep Tocnik @ Old Castle
23.07.10 - Sweden Gagnef @ Skankaloss Fest
24.07.10 - Slovakia Trnava @ Galeria Jana Koniarka
25.07.10 - Germany Berlin @ Jägerklause
The Hawkwind Triad
The Triad is unique, as it is an album of covers by three separate artists that essentially flows like an album. Each band -- HARVESTMAN (Steve Von Till of NEUROSIS’ psych guitar based project), MINSK, and U.S. CHRISTMAS -- have approached these 11 iconic songs with respect, but each have also recognized the need for the songs to be reinterpreted in a new space and time. The result is a full-length psychedelic feast that not only captures the feel of Hawkwind’s individual songs, but also has the feel of their classic albums. Even the artwork by Boston artist Thomas Saraceno appropriately provides trippy surrealist scenes fitting to many albums from the 70s. Most of all, the Triad was done out of pure veneration for a band than laid a solid foundation for every heavy, trippy, weirdo band that exists now – as well as for those who will freak out in the future.
Harvestman "Trinity" CD has just been released and is now available through the NR Online Store. The 3rd official release from Steve Von Till's Harvestman project; a limited edition issue of the soundtrack to the Italian horror film h2Odio (English title Hate 2 O). An equally lush and beautiful, yet dark and disturbing backdrop to this psychological thriller, the Trinity album juxtaposes the beautiful remote island landscape with the tormented psyche and tension of the plot.
Harvestman / Steve Von Till upcoming European dates
01.04.10 – Germany Iserlohn @ Dechenhöhle
02.04.10 – Belgium Kortrijk @ De Kreun
03.04.10 – Germany Hamburg @ MS-CLAUDIA
Harvestman / Steve Von Till to play Moscow, Idaho
A rare local appearance for Steve Von Till in Northern Idaho. He will be performing a set mixed of Harvestman and Steve Von Till solo songs.
The show will be at the Prichard Art Gallery in downtown moscow at eight PM on Saturday the 13th of February. It will be part of a week long show about KUOI, the University of Idaho's radio station.
Steve Von Till "A Grave is a Grim Horse" LP is now available.
Released by Svart records in Finland; pressed using the old lathe technique, which gives a warmer sound than modern DMM pressing. Black vinyl and beautiful gatefold cover featuring original illustrations by Tim Biedron.
Limited edition!! Only 150 available through Neurot Recordings. Order now!
Check the Neurot Recordings Store again soon for more new items!
Upcoming shows in the US
Harvestman / Steve Von Till supporting Shrinebuilder in the bay area. Also performing will be A Storm of Light.
3.05.10 - The Voodoo Lounge - San Jose, CA
3.06.10 - Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA
3.07.10 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
New Album "In a Dark Tongue" available now!
In a Dark Tongue, Harvestman's 2nd full length album is available now.
Purchase it directly from Neurot Recordings Online Store.
Harvestman – In a Dark Tongue
The upcoming release from Steve Von Till’s Harvestman project In a Dark Tongue will be released in Spring 2009. We just received samples of the beautiful artwork was designed by Josh Graham. Stay tuned for an mp3 of one of the tracks from the album as well as a release date.
Steve Von Till / Harvestman to perform at Roadburn 2009
The day before the Neurosis curated Beyond the Pale at Roadburn 2009, Steve Von Till will be playing a set of combined and integrated material from both his solo material and Harvestman. Scott Kelly will also be performing solo that night as well.
Neurosis Hosts Beyond the Pale at Roadburn 2009
Neurosis has the great honor of hosting an entire day of their own Beyond the Pale event as part of Roadburn 2009. Go to these sites to read more:
Saturday, September 27th, 2008
90.3 KEXP, Neurot Recordings, Sound Magazine, Solid PR,
Panache Booking and 104.9 The Funky Monkey Present:
Akimbo (ten year anniversary / record release show)
Harvestman (featuring Steve Von Till of Neurosis)
Helms Alee (featuring members of Harkonen & Lozen)
At King Cobra - Seattle, WA - 916 E. Pike St. - 9pm - Tickets: $8 - 21+
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE!
A Grave is a Grim Horse
New album," A Grave is a Grim Horse" coming Spring 2008 on Neurot Recordings. Read more about it in the new biography
The album is now added to the music section.
Steve Von Till, under the guise of his guitar based psych project Harvestman, recently composed the soundtrack for the psychological thriller titled h2odio, a full length feature film for Italian director Alex Infascelli. An official soundtrack release by the Italian film company is in the works and a special limited edition of the music for the film with outtakes will be available from Neurot Recordings in the near future.
The track "Trinity" from the film has been posted on the Harvestman Myspace page. You can also visit the film website.
Steve has finished work on his 3rd solo effort, tentatively titled Brigit's Cross, it is without a doubt his best to date. The artwork for the album is still in the works. Stay tuned for details.
The website is finally up and running, please enjoy your stay. An official website for Harvestman is in the works, it will be launched later this year, so pleased stay tuned and come back for futher updates.
// Claudio Marino