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Steve Von Till is an American musician and singer-songwriter, better known for his work with band Neurosis. He has released a new solo album called No Wilderness Deep Enough which is out via Neurot Recordings. According to the press release, The album’s six pieces of music shape a hallucinatory landscape of sound that plumbs the depths of the natural world’s mysteries and uncertainties—questions that have vexed humanity since the dawn of time asked anew amidst a backdrop that’s as haunting as it is holistic.

It arrives alongside Von Till’s first published work of original poetry, Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics. The book is a collection of new poetry and lyrics from Von Till’s solo career over the past 20 years. It’s a work of rich text that showcases his deeply felt ruminations on the myriad beginnings and endings of life itself, offering another medium of which to experience his singular artistic perspective.

Lyrically, No Wilderness Deep Enough touches on themes essential to living in the world around us, as well as co-existing with ourselves and others. “It’s about personal longings and loss, and the loves and insecurities we all feel combined with meditations on humanity as a whole,” Von Till explains while discussing his main artistic aims behind the album, as well as his poetic expressions captured in Harvestman. “I’m exploring the great disconnect: from the natural world, from each other, and ultimately from ourselves—trying to find meaning and depth in re-establishing those connections, to find a resonance in purpose and acknowledging the past while looking towards the future and still being in the moment.” 

Today we have the pleasure to share a playlist from Steve Von Till which ties into the inspiration behind his new record. He explains:

“These are quiet, somber, introspective pieces. Some I have listened to more times than I can count while traveling or just trying to find some sleep, while others are new discoveries thanks to thoughtful friends feeling the same need for calm transcendence. We are all on a journey into the unknown right now and I hope these gentle sounds may bring you some peace and rest.”

Listen below.