Steve Von Till, best known as singer and guitarist of the atmospheric metal outfit Neurosis, has announced his new solo record A Life Unto Itself, fourth in total.
As described in the press release, “bold and ambitious arrangements weave vintage synth, sublime strings, percussion, and electric guitars throughout these unique and expansive songs, as Von Till’s raspy whisper dives deeply inward, and speaks genuinely of visions, memories, and self-reflection in a way that feels both seasoned and exposed.”
It is said Von Till was assisted by viola master Eyvind Kang, pedal steel wizard J. Kardong and percussionist Pat Schowe, all under the supervision of engineer and producer Randall Dunn, with whom he recorded and mixed the album at Avast! Recording Co. in Seattle.
Steve Von Till talks about his feelings while composing the new solo material,
“When you hear a melody and it takes you back a thousand years to a memory you’re not even sure you were a part of. When folklore and history become ways of how you see the world, it allows things to become more mystical and take on deeper meaning. When you’re walking through ordinary, mundane situations, you have this frame of reference that takes on great personal significance beyond surviving the day-to-day: It’s surviving the day-to-day with meaning.”
A Life Unto Itself will hit the stores May 5 via Neurot Recordings. For now, give a listen to the album’s title track via Soundcloud below. It is properly depicted by Exclaim as “the slide work of J. Kardong and Von Till’s throat-clearing baritone, gravelly detailing natural landscape’s of “unceasing rain,” while also weighing in on themes of self-doubt, the afterlife and the legacy he’ll have left his kin.”
The upcoming album’s track listing is mentioned below.
A Life Unto Itself Track Listing:
1. In Your Wings
2. A Life Unto Itself
3. A Language Of Blood
4. Night Of The Moon
5. Birch Bark Box
6. Chasing Ghosts
7. Known But Not Named