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As The Crow Flies

by Steve Von Till

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dennis finan von till is a master of music. warning of a storm is such a mesmerizing and powerful song. I always feel like im transported to a little house in the middle of nowhere looking out a window waiting for a giant storm. Every one of his albums has one of these songs for me, breathe,gravity,chasing ghosts. Favorite track: Warning of a Storm.
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"If Neurosis is the collective consciousness bearing down on the listener with the weight of centuries, As The Crow Flies is a brief compendium of one man's private torments laid bare - a mere third-of-a-lifetime in the echo chamber of human history. And yet it is no less powerful, no less inclusive; no less reflective of the spirit that created it. The sixth-ever release on the band's own Neurot Recordings, Steve Von Till's solo debut was the first in what has become a long and illustrious line of solo recordings created by various members of Neurosis.

As The Crow Flies was originally released in May of 2000, when the world was a very different place. The historically and mythologically loaded concept of flight - be it that of birds, planes or drones - didn't carry quite the psychic weight that it does today. At least not in the public arena. But for Von Till, a purer set of correlations was already in place - flight as freedom, flight as exploration, flight as the most fitting artistic method of scaling heights.

As such, this album is the direct path from spirit to spirit, from heart to heart, from source to ear. It's sad and desolate. It's sparse and introspective. There are no superfluous notes. Born of earth and stone and a respect for the power of nature, it's everything it needs to be: A funeral for a way of life. A yearning for what lies beyond the pale. A journey in which waiting is knowing and knowing is seeing with true eyes for the very first time."
- J. Bennett, 2013

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released May 23, 2000

All songs written by Steve Von Till
Recorded at home between 1996 - 1999.
Engineered by Steve Von Till, David Clark, and Kris Force with additional help from Noah Landis, Billy Anderson, and Joe Goldring.
Mixed by Jeff Byrd at Mr. Toad's.
Mastered by Tardon Feathered at Mr. Toad's.

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Steve Von Till

Steve Von Till is most widely recognized as vocalist & guitarist in heavy post-psychedelic punk legends Neurosis.

But, the breadth of his talents and interests reaching far beyond that band's thunderous intensity have been well established over the course of related projects like the experimental offshoot Tribes of Neurot, psych-drone band Harvestman, & acoustic guitar based solo releases.
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