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Sounds | Harvestman - Give Your Heart to the Hawk

Knap sfeerstuk gecreëerd door Steve Von Till in zijn woonkamer. De hele uitleg, door de man zelf gegeven, kan je hieronder lezen. Instrumentaal dus met een voice over. Kip je luie zetel achterover, sluit je ogen, laat je hoofd leegmaken en geniet van de rust.

Triptych Part One verschijnt op 23 april 2024 via Neurot Recordings.

Triptych Part Two verschijnt op 21 juli 2024 via Neurot Recordings.

Triptych Part Two verschijnt op 17 oktober 2024 via Neurot Recordings.

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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.

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’s 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 realised 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 – a dialogue with predecessors and forebears, the forging of one’s 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 an 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.


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