Harvestman - Music For Megaliths

Harvestman - In A Dark Tongue

Tracklist:
01. The Forest Is Our Temple
02. Oak Drone
03. Ring Of Sentinels
04. Cromlech
05. Levitation
06. Sundown
07. White Horse

“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

© NR 105 - 2017

Harvestman, U.S. Christmas and Minsk - Hawkwind, Triad

Harvestman - In A Dark Tongue

Tracklist:
01. Master of the Universe [U.S. Christmas]
02. D Rider [Harvestman]
03. 7x7 [Minsk]
04. Down Through The Night [Harvestman]
05. Assault and Battery/The Golden Void [Minsk]
06. Psychedelic Warlords [U.S. Christmas]
07. Children of the Sun [Minsk]
08. Orgone Accumulator [U.S. Christmas]
09. The Watcher [Harvestman]
10. You Shouldn't Do That [U.S. Christmas]
11. Magnu [Harvestman]

Hawkwind has a strange legacy. This enigmatic British band seems to be simultaneously unheard by the majority of the world’s rock listeners while also standing as one of the most influential psychedelic bands of all time. Classic albums like Space Ritual, In Search of Space, Doremi Faso Latido, and Warrior on the Edge of Time have permanently hammered Hawkwind’s artistic stamp into underground music. Although there have been other tributes to these space warriors, Hawkwind Triad is unique because it feels like a real album. Each band has approached these iconic songs with respect, but each also recognized the need for these songs to be played 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 Thommy Saraceno captures the trippy surreality of many albums from the 70s. Most of all, 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. - Nate Hall

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© NR 072 - 2010

Harvestman - Trinity

Harvestman - Trinity

Tracklist:
01. Harvestmesse
02. Trinity
03. March to loch barren
04. Pure space
05. Amongst the heather
06. Dig
07. Don't play with water
08. Dead flowers
09. Pure phase
10. Reflections
11. Pure
12. Melleadh


13. Separation
14. The thunderer
15. Sheep-crook and black dog
16. Pure space II

Trinity is a limited edition issue of the soundtrack to critically acclaimed Italian Director Alex Infascelli's film h2Odio (English title Hate 2 O). Under the moniker of his pysch guitar based project Harvestman, Steve Von Till of Neurosis creates an equally lush and beautiful, yet dark and disturbing backdrop to this psychological thriller. Juxtaposing the beautiful remote island landscape with the tormented psyche and tension of the plot, this soundtrack creates its own epic imagery in the mind of the listener. The sounds vary from lush, hopeful, and beautiful guitar based landscapes to sinister visions of psychic turmoil.

Beautifully packaged in black Arigato Pak by Stumptown Printers of Portland, OR. Limited to 1000 copies.

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© NR 069 - 2010

Harvestman - In A Dark Tongue

Harvestman - In A Dark Tongue

Tracklist:
01. World Ash
02. Karlsteine
03. Birch-Wood Bower
04. By Wind and Sun
05. Music of the Dark Torrent
06. Eibhli Ghail Chiuin Ni Chearbhail
07. Headless Staves of Poets
08. The Hawk of Achill
09. Carved in Aspen
10. Light Cycle
11. In a Dark Tongue
12. Centre of the World

The first Harvestman record, A Grave Is A Grim Horse, was a dizzying confluence of delicate seventies British style folk, shimmery spaced out drift, and glacial doomdrone sprawl, a constantly evolving, organic song suite that seemed to exist in some glorious blissed out druggy spacefolk otherworld. On In A Dark Tongue, the glimmering strands of traditional folk music that had tethered the first record become even more tenuous.

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© NR 065 - 2009

Harvestman - Lashing The Rye

Harvestman - Lashing The Rye

Tracklist:
01. Amongst The Heather
02. The Bunring of Tara
03. The Sea Maiden
04. Scarborough Fair
05. Over Nine Waves
06. March To Loch Barren
07. Melleadh
08. Sheep-Crook and Black Dog
09. Jack Orion
10. The Thunderer
11. Surround Me
12. Green Hills of Tyrol/The Battle's O'er

Traditional folk songs distilled and distorted into abstract guitar psychedelia - features Steve Von Till from Neurosis.

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© NR 037 - 2005

 

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