Steve Von Till – A Life Unto Itself (2015)

Artist: Steve Von Till
Title Of Album: A Life Unto Itself
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Neurot Recordings
Genre: Folk, Pop, Singer-Songwriter
Quality: mp3 320 kbps
Total Time: 45:21 min
Total Size: 103 MB

01. In Your Wings (5:29)
02. A Life Unto Itself (7:11)
03. A Language of Blood (7:47)
04. Night of the Moon (7:02)
05. Birch Bark Box (5:42)
06. Chasing Ghosts (5:26)
07. Known but Not Named (6:44)

2015 release, the fourth solo album from the musician best known for his work with Neurosis, Tribes Of Neurot and Harvestman. A Life Unto Itself is a perfect description for the 25-plus years he’s spent forging a unique and influential sound. One can hear that deep musical history, and all the life experience that goes with it, on A Life Unto Itself. As with his previous solo works, Von Till’s weathered, distinctive voice and sparse acoustic guitar provides the foundation. Quiet and subdued for the most part, these songs still evoke vast emotional power as Von Till’s raspy whisper dives deeply inward and speaks of visions, memories and self-reflection in a way both seasoned and exposed. While his last couple albums took on a more traditional approach with respectful nods toward Americana and Celtic ballads, A Life Unto Itself ventures into a wider variety of sonic landscapes, often borrowing from the rural psychedelia of Harvestman, weaving in strains of vintage synth and electric guitars. Von Till was assisted in creating the album’s myriad textures 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.

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