HARVESTMAN: Music for Megaliths Out Now

Music for Megaliths, the fourth release from HARVESTMAN — a solo project of Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Steve Von Till — is out now via Neurot Recordings.

Order Music for Megaliths on CD, LP and digital formats now through the Neurot Recordings webstore HERE

As with previous HARVESTMAN works, Music For Megaliths shows Von Till handling electric and acoustic guitars, bass, synthesizers, hurdy gurdy, effects and vocals. And, what’s more, the album was fully performed, recorded, and mixed at Von Till's own studio, The Crow’s Nest, in Northern Idaho. Neurosis’ Jason Roeder provides drums to the track “Levitation.” The album’s exploratory, mood-altering, spiritual atmospheres were mastered by James Plotkin, and the album was completed with artwork by Thomas Hooper.

Noisey continues to stream Music for Megaliths in full right HERE.

“The album is a great example of the ever-bountiful intersection between heavy metal and experimental music, feeling like the former without ever exploding into pounding riffs and drums.” — Noisey

“Harvestman, yet another killer project from Neurosis's Steve Von Till … is ambient, relaxing music to lose yourself in, and it's pretty great. Though when has Steve Von Till release music that isn't fantastic in its own unique way?” — Metal Injection

“A soothing adventure, [“Levitation”] is one that lulls the listener into a daze with it’s hypnotic circular melodies and rhythms.” — Overblown

HARVESTMAN: Music For Megaliths By Neurosis’ Steve Von Till Streaming At Noisey; Album To See Release Next Week Through Neurot Recordings

Photo Credit: Niela Von Till
Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Steve Von Till will release Music For Megaliths -- the anxiously-anticipated fourth album under the banner of his solo outfit, HARVESTMAN -- next week through Neurot Recordings. Advancing the album’s public release, Noisey is hosting an early listen to the exploratory album in its lush entirety.

“Neurosis singer/guitarist Steve Von Till makes music with his main band that more or less sounds like one of these boulders slowly colliding with your head, but his solo work under his own name and as the drone project HARVESTMAN provides a more placid kind of heaviness, as the new HARVESTMAN album Music For Megaliths demonstrates,” Noisey offers in part. “The album is a great example of the ever-bountiful intersection between heavy metal and experimental music, feeling like the former without ever exploding into pounding riffs and drums.”

Explore HARVESTMAN’s vast Music For Megaliths at Noisey RIGHT HERE.

As with prior HARVESTMAN and other solo releases by Steve Von Till, Music For Megaliths sees the artist handling a wide array of instruments and approaches, including vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, synthesizers, hurdy gurdy, effects, and more, fully performed, recorded, and mixed at his own The Crow’s Nest in Northern Idaho. Neurosis’ Jason Roeder provides drums to the track “Levitation,” and the album’s exploratory, mood-altering, spiritual atmospheres were mastered by James Plotkin, and the album was completed with artwork by Thomas Hooper.

Neurot Recordings will release HARVESTMAN‘s Music For Megaliths on CD, LP, and digital formats next Friday, May 19th; preorders and bundles are available at the Neurot webstore HERE.

"Ruins, monuments, and ancient sites of worship are multi-sensory experiences – at once residues of the sacred, the parchment on which the passage of time has been inscribed and templates for imaginative reconstruction, spaces in which to invest and immerse, to trade your bearings for an inexhaustible state of transition.

Over the course of three albums, Steve Von Till has, under the guise of HARVESTMAN, provided the sonic analogue, casting his net for what might have been and yet still be. Both a personal meditation and a tuning fork for the most ancient and enduring of resonances, his latest album, Music For Megaliths, further expands his journeys along the sonic ley lines that run between folk, drone, psychedelia, the “kosmische” outposts of krautrock and noise: not as an act of eclecticism, but of divination, giving voice to an underlying continuity that binds them all.

Recorded over a period of several years in the dawn hours of creation, Music For Megaliths is an aggregation of moments and recordings that have allowed themselves to spell out a greater whole. Utilizing repetition, manipulation, and modulation, it’s a hallowed frequency dial that ranges across the pulse-regulated drone of “The Forest Is Our Temple,” revving up like a generator powered by arcane currents, the blissful gaze of “Ring Of Sentinels,” “Sundown”’s ominous waves of interference and “White Horse”’s rite of dissolution and regeneration, nomadic and devout. Music For Megaliths is a crossing over, whose multiple routes are testament to a singular and sensuously dilated vision." – words by Jonathan Selzer, 2017

NEUROSIS Adds Second Brooklyn Show To Summer Tour With Converge And Amenra; Tickets For All Shows Posted

has released tickets for all shows on their upcoming North American Summer tour with Converge and Amenra, and announces a second Brooklyn show to the trek.

Continuing to perform the works from their acclaimed eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, the upcoming tour will find NEUROSIS bringing their immersive live experience to the East Coast and Midwestern US, and Southeastern Canada. The tour will embark out of Chicago on July 28th, with shows in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Toronto, New Haven, Brooklyn, Boston, and Philadelphia confirmed through August 7th. The Brooklyn show on August 4th has sold out, but a second show the following night has been added. Iconic punk/metal experimenters Converge will supply direct support for the tour, and NEUROSIS’ Neurot labelmates Amenra also make their long-awaited return to North American shores for the tour as well.

NEUROSIS is also confirmed to play at Psycho Vegas in Las Vegas, August 18th through 20th, performing with the likes of King Diamond, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Swans, Sleep, The Melvins, Carcass, Corrosion Of Conformity, Wolves In The Throne Room, and countless others. NEUROSIS will also headline the Days Of Darkness festival in Baltimore, Maryland on October 28th and 29th, the two-day gala also including sets by Manilla Road, Om, Cirith Ungol, Warning, Captain Beyond, Boris, Elder, and many more. Additional NEUROSIS tour dates are to be expected.

A trailer for the upcoming tour is posted HERE.

Released in September, NEUROSIS’ acclaimed Fires Within Fires is available now on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital platforms through the band’s own Neurot Recordings; see all bundles and options RIGHT HERE.

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:

7/28/2017 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

7/29/2017 St Andrews – Detroit, MI w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

7/30/2017 Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

8/01/2017 Metropolis – Montreal, QC w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

8/02/2017 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

8/03/2017 College St. Music Hall – New Haven, CT w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

8/04/2017 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Converge, Amenra [SOLD OUT]

8/05/2017 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

8/06/2017 Royale – Boston, MA w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

8/07/2017 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Converge, Amenra [tickets]

10/28-29/2017 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore Maryland @ Days Of Darkness

Surrounding the release of Fires Within Fires, Decibel Magazine published an entire issue dedicated to NEUROSIS, including multiple rare Hall Of Fame features as well as a full feature on the new album, a very brief section of the coverage praising, “NEUROSIS have redefined what heavy meant and what heavy could be, all while refusing to define themselves as anything more than conduits for the music they conjure like diviners. Now releasing their eleventh LP, Fires Within Fires, they’ve ascended from the trappings of youth to alter the landscape of heavy music like the violent shift of tectonic plates.” Rolling Stone published a massive feature on the band, including in part, “Outside of booking tours and scheduling press, the group has existed as a DIY operation for the better part of the last two decades, sort of like metal's equivalent to Fugazi or Black Flag. Everything about NEUROSIS, from their extended drum etudes to the Pink Floyd–like visuals they hauled on the road with them for years, has been about bowing to their own artistic whims… Fires Within Fires, showcases the best aspects of the NEUROSIS experience: downtuned Sabbath-influenced riffs, pounding tribal drumming, fleeting moments of elegance and caustic vocals recounting personal apocalypses.”