HARVESTMAN (STEVE VON TILL) SHARES VISUALISER FOR TRACK “GIVE YOUR HEART TO THE HAWK”

HARVESTMAN (STEVE VON TILL) SHARES VISUALISER FOR TRACK “GIVE YOUR HEART TO THE HAWK”

3rd April 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

Throughout 2024, and marking three full moons, Harvestman (a.k.a. Steve Von Till) will be presenting his ambitious Triptych project, a three-part album cycle. Today, Harvestman shares the elegiac¬†“Give Your Heart To The Hawk,”¬†like a documentary retrieved from a long-lost world. The track is taken¬†from Triptych Part One, to be¬†released on 23rd April via Neurot Recordings to coincide with the Pink Moon.

About the process of creating “Give Your Heart To The Hawk”, Steve says;

“This track originated with a simple electric guitar loop recorded in the living room of my A-frame house with tall ceilings. I uncovered a few simple harmonic guitar shapes that kept it evolving with subtle shifts of mood. After taking it back out to my studio, I plugged my old Hondo jazz bass into a great-sounding preamp and instantly had a beautiful warm round bass tone that somehow reminded me of Geezer Butler‚Äôs tone in Solitude from Master of Reality. The bass parts flowed naturally. A few simple mellotron overdubs and a piano part completed the instrumental portion. After watching a documentary on poet Robinson Jeffers, I realized that this piece was waiting for this voice and these words.”

About the contemplation behind the track, he adds that he was inspired by¬†“The ability of poetry to reconnect our minds and hearts with our wild nature and thus heal our relationship with the infinite.”

At its heart, music has always been a questioning of inheritance ‚Äď a dialogue with predecessors and forebears, the forging of one‚Äôs own perspective in relation to what has come before, and for some, a plunge into the boundless realms between. For Steve Von Till, that process has always taken on an added dimension to become the most sacred of tasks. Whether through the apocalyptic uprising of Neurosis, the sonic deconstructions of their sister project, Tribes of Neurot, the invocatory intimacy of his eponymous solo albums or his instrumental psychedelic reveries in the guise of Harvestman, that dialogue has never just been with musical influences, but with what underpins them: the primordial, elemental forces now banished to the peripheries of our contemporary consciousness, yet still broadcasting a signal for all who will listen.

Drawn to the megaliths, ruins, and ancient sites mapped out along the British and European mainland’s geographical and psychic landscapes, the folklore and Apocrypha forever resurfacing as portals from a rational world, Triptych is a meditation forged from traces and residues and a hallucinatory recollection of artists who have tapped into that enduring otherworldliness embedded within us all. It’s a dream diary narrating a passage through Summer Isle where Flying Saucer Attack are wafting out of a window, a distant Fairport Convention are being remixed by dub master Adrian Sherwood, celestial scanners Tangerine Dream are trying to drown out Bert Jansch and Hawkwind are playing Steeleye Span covers, all prised out of time yet bound to its singularity.

Parts Two and Three will be coming on July 21st’s Buck Moon and October 17th’s Hunter Moon.

Triptych Part One album cover

TRIPTYCH PART ONE TRACK LISTING:

Side A

Psilosynth

Give Your Heart To The Hawk

Coma

Side B

Psilosynth (Harvest Dub)

How To Purify Mercury

Nocturnal Field Song

Mare And Foal

 

Harvestman Triptych Part One album credits:

Steve Von Till – guitars, bass, synths, percussion, loops, filters and mutations.
Dave French – stock tank, percussion on Nocturnal Field Song, frequency consult.
Al Cisneros – bass on Psilosynth and Harvest Dub
John Goff – Northumbrian smallpipes on Mare and Foal

Recorded and Mixed at The Crow’s Nest, North Idaho by SVT
Mastered by James Plotkin
Artwork and layout by Henry Hablak

The vinyl package will be a dub style jacket with a die cut hole in the center. The vinyl itself will be a bone white + black galaxy effect. 

There will be a limited edition 11‚ÄĚ x 11‚ÄĚ exclusive risograph¬†art¬†print¬†of the original cover¬†art¬†by Henry Hablak.

Printed by Risolve Studio in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on sustainable Mohawk Via Vellum Bright White 80lb Cover paper using eco-friendly rice based inks. Risolve Studio is 100% solar powered and uses low-energy printers.

 

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