Steve Von Till (of Neurosis)

Ages 21 and up
Monday, July 11
Doors: 7pm
$18

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7PM – Doors
8PM – Show


STEVE VON TILL (OF NEUROSIS)

Steve Von Till has made a life’s work out of seeking the elemental. With a solo discography that stretches back more than two decades, he has toiled in a shadow realm, peeling back layers of reality in a never-ending search for true meaning and raw emotion. A Deep Voiceless Wilderness strips back the veil even further. An achingly beautiful ambient work with neo-classical leanings, the album is a hallucinatory and elegant rumination on our disconnect from the natural world, each other, and ultimately ourselves.

For some listeners, the album may recall the work of modern composers like Jóhann Jóhannsson, Brian Eno or Gavin Bryars. For Von Till, it’s about surrendering to the spirit of place—and to the original intent behind his 2020 solo album, No Wilderness Deep Enough. That album marked a significant first for Von Till: It was his first solo record without a guitar in hand. Instead, Von Till intoned powerful and thought-provoking lyrics over piano, cello, mellotron and analog synthesizers. A Deep Voiceless Wilderness is that same album without Von Till’s words.

“This is how I originally heard this piece of music,” he says. “Without the voice as an anchor or earthbound narrative, these pieces have a broader wingspan. They become something else entirely and unfold in a more expansive way. The depth of the synths, juxtaposed with the strings and French horn, have space to develop and allow the listener to imagine their own story.”

HELEN MONEY

Cellist and composer Alison Chesley has been busy since the 2016 release of Become Zero (Thrill Jockey).  She transcribed Bob Mould’s string arrangements and performed cello on his latest record, Sunshine Rock;  co-wrote and recorded a horror movie soundtrack with producer-engineer Steve Albini and guitarist Tim Midyett that is set for release on Touch and Go Records later this year; toured extensively throughout the US and Europe as a headliner and opened for Grails, The Messthetics, and doom metal legends, Earth; and with writing partner Will Thomas she composed music used for the trailer of the film The Invisible Man.  Most importantly, she wrote and recorded the tracks for Atomic, her new album released on Thrill Jockey on March 20, 2020. 

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