Steve Von Till - As the Crow Flies


01. Stained Glass
02. We All Fall
03. Remember
04. Warning Of A Storm
05. Twice Born
06. Midheaven
07. Shadows In Stone

As the Crow Flies is the bittersweet solo debut from Neurosis guitarist/singer, and Tribes of Neurot sound artist Steve Von Till. Reveling in an eminently beautiful and sad place, these dark and minimal acoustic songs extend upon the trance states induced by his other projects. Von Till now allows us a deeply personal and poetic insight into his own particular demonology of desire and dread.

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© NR 006 - 2000
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Steve Von Till, Scott Kelly and Wino - Songs of Townes Van Zandt


01. If I Needed You [Steve Von Till]
02. St. John The Gambler [Scott Kelly]
03. Black Crow Blues [Steve Von Till]
04. Lungs [Scott Kelly]
05. Rake [Wino]
06. The Snake Song [Steve Von Till]
07. Nothing [Wino]
08. Tecumseh Valley [Scott Kelly]
09. A Song For [Wino]

"To be able to honor the music of Townes Van Zandt with this project is a true gift. His songs have had a profound influence on me as a songwriter and have been a constant sonic companion since first hearing them. Sharing this tribute with Wino and Scott Kelly, both of whom I admire as human beings and fellow travelers on this journey of songcraft makes it even that much more important to me. I hope that it may bring the soul purifying, down to earth truths of Townes to others who may not have discovered him yet, and that those who already recognize his contribution to the world will appreciate this small offering." - SVT

Townes Van Zandt never reached significant fame during his lifetime. Although highly respected by his peers and other songwriters, the mood and atmosphere of his music, coupled with his sometimes dark and sarcastic nature, was not suitable for the commercial country-industry of Nashville. Van Zandt’s songs did, however, reach popularity in his day, through artists such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Emmylou Harris. Within his circle of outsider singer-songwriters, he was adored, though ultimately it would be depression and alcoholism that would overshadow his life. Townes’ friend, singer Steve Earle, has been quoted as saying, “Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I’ll stand on Bob Dylan’s coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.” After Townes’ death in 1997, the fact that artists as diverse as Robert Plant, Mudhoney, Norah Jones, Lyle Lovett, and Bob Dylan himself have kept his songs alive and vital, is a testament to the influence and impact of his music.

So now do STEVE VON TILL, SCOTT KELLY and WINO stand and sing his tribute, each focusing on the essence of Van Zandt’s music and lyrics in his own personal way. The result is a great homage, whose intensity lies in fragility and elementary human truths. Townes Van Zandt’s broken-hearted love songs and gloom-ridden tales are most deserving of this tribute and praise.

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© MPM 001 - 2012

Steve Von Till - A Grave Is a Grim Horse


01. A Grave Is a Grim Horse
02. Clothes of Sand
03. Acre
04. Willow Tree
05. Valley of the Moon
06. Spider Song
07. Looking for Dry Land
08. Western Son
09. Brigit's Cross
10. Promises
11. Gravity

Perhaps the history of the song is innate within us. At least that's what we might glean from Steve Von Till's third Neurot Recordings solo outing A Grave Is A Grim Horse. Intertwined with interpretations of songs by Nick Drake, Townes Van Zant, Mickey Newberry and Lyle Lovett, Von Till's powerful yet subtly graceful originals merge with a lexicon that manifests as something beyond signature, something beyond the concept of persona that popular culture has repeatedly sold us over the past 50 years.

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© NR 055 - 2008

Steve Von Till - If I Should Fall to the Field


01. Breathe
02. To The Field
03. My Work Is Done
04. Hallowed Ground
05. This River
06. Running Dry
07. The Wild Hunt
08. Am I Born To Die
09. Dawn
10. The Harpy

If I Should Fall to the Field is filled with urgent melodies and majestic crescendos of chiming guitars, cymbal crashes and distant vocal harmonies that lull behind Von Till's thick, weathered voice. Throughout, the song-writer's somber vocals are recorded with such breathy intensity it sounds as though each lyric were a whisper for only one listener to hear. He has clearly found the same powerful subtlety harnessed by Michael Gira, Mark Lanegan and Jeffrey Lee Pierce.

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© NR 020 - 2002


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