HARVESTMAN: BrooklynVegan Streams Triptych: Part One From Neurosis’ Steve Von Till With Track-By-Track Breakdown; LP Sees Release On The Pink Moon Tuesday, April 23rd Via Neurot Recordings

photos by Niels Verwijk

Throughout 2024, and marking three full moons, HARVESTMAN – the psych project of Neurosis’ Steve Von Till – will be presenting his ambitious Triptych three-part album project. Today, BrooklynVegan is hosting an advance stream of the first LP, Triptych: Part One, alongside an exclusive track-by-track breakdown of the record as it nears release this Tuesday on the Pink Moon via Neurot Recordings.

Released periodically on three of 2024’s full moons, Triptych is HARVESTMAN’s most ambitious undertaking yet. But it’s also the distillation of a unique approach that finds a continuity amongst the fragmented, treating all its myriad musical sources and reference points not as building bricks, but as tuning forks for a collective ancestral resonance, residing in that liminal space between the fundamental and the imaginary, the intrinsic and the speculative.

Triptych: Part One was recorded and mixed at The Crow’s Nest in North Idaho by Steve Von Till who creates the movements using guitars, bass, synths, percussion, percussion, loops, filters, and more. The record features guest contributions from Dave French (Yob) who performs stock tank percussion on “Nocturnal Field Song” and provides frequency consultation for the album, bass from Al Cisneros (Sleep, OM) on “Psilosynth” and “Harvest Dub,” and John Goff (Cascadia Bagpiper) who plays Northumbrian smallpipes on “Mare And Foal.” The album was mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, KK Null, Earth) and completed with artwork and layout by Henry Hablak.

Explore HARVESTMAN’s Triptych: Part One with the advance album stream and track-by-track breakdown by Von Till at BrooklynVegan RIGHT HERE.

Triptych: Part One will be released on LP, CD, and all digital platforms. The vinyl is packaged in a dub style jacket with a die cut hole in the center, and the vinyl is a Bone White + Black Galaxy Effect variant. There will be an art print available in a music bundle which includes CD, LP, and a limited edition 11”x11” exclusive risograph art print of original cover art by Henry Hablak, printed by Risolve Studio in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on sustainable Mohawk Via Vellum Bright White 80lb Cover paper using eco-friendly rice-based inks. Risolve Studio is 100% solar powered and uses low-energy printers.

Triptych: Part One sees release on Neurot Recordings this Tuesday, April 23rd. Find preorders for all formats HERE. Also watch the visualizers for “Psilosynth” HERE and “Give Your Heart To The Hawk” HERE.

 HARVESTMAN’s Triptych: Part Two will be released on the Buck Moon July 21st, and Triptych: Part Three will be released on the Hunter Moon October 17th.

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 a 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.