Neurosis
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The Eye Of Every Storm
6/29/2004

Jarboe
11/4/2003

Bootleg.02
9/23/2003
 
Biography
HOME TOWN: Oakland, CA
MEMBERS:
Steve Von Till(guitar/vocals/percussion)
Scott Kelly (guitar/vocals/percussion)
Dave Edwardson (bass/vocals)
Noah Landis (keyboards/samples/tapes)
Jason Roeder (drums/percussion)

the best music should always be seen as well as heard the secrets of the stars hide within the gray... put on Neurosis and it's like listening to glorious shades of light, in all their contrasting degrees. this gray will fade, so will the stars cease to shine... sometimes the darkness is deafening to the point of sheer, relentless trauma, whereas at other's the light is so pure and solid it illuminates from the inside out. grant me the pure heart... but like the light, like the earth, like the sun and like all the great music from black sabbath and black flag to early pink floyd and the classical grandeur of wagner. Neurosis never ever lie. have you ever tasted the soil? since their formation in oakland, california during the winter of 1985, no band has captured the unforgettably pungent tastes of cold, hard experience and awesome, natural beauty like Neurosis. they embarked upon an ultimately triumphant decade-plus journey through self-education, realizing conflicting, disparate emotional experiences and visions through uncompromising, evocative music and visual displays. heavy mining under the fall... it's never been an easy situation for Neurosis. Steve Von Till (guitar/vocals/percussion), Scott Kelly (guitar/vocals/percussion), Dave Edwardson (bass/vocals), Noah Landis (keyboards/samples/tapes), Jason Roeder (drums/percussion) have, more often than not, dealt with things alone with only their nomadic subterranean followers worldwide offering true heartfelt understanding and appreciation. figures forming stretching on... others have tried to do their best (in the form of giant multi-national labels) but in the end, the wheat separated from the chafe as demands were made and ideals not understood. Neurosis will tell you, it's better to be smaller, stronger and whole than to be bigger, fractured and weak. a torch in a black sea seen arising... "Pain Of Mind" and "The Word As Law" were early releases which stated Neurosis' arrival, and recognizing those early, feral expressions, alternative tentacles signed them in 1991. there they released "Souls At Zero", an album which shed glimpses of the shadows the group were encountering, and "Enemy Of The Sun" continued the fermenting rage diffused increasingly by rays of floating acoustic pieces to offer respite. Neurosis would only ever play live after dark, feeling too insignificant to battle with the sun. their shows were pure catharsis, from the aural barrage to the carefully selected imagery which was projected behind them during two-hour performances. freeing the circles... Neurosis went through challenges that would have broken everyone else in two, but when your path is exactly that challenge, when the ugliest adversities can find redemption in your own chosen form of expression, then the results will only ever be explosive. wind feeds fire unseen... "Through Silver In Blood" was hurt, anger, thunder, sun, good, bad, life, death, this planet in all it's glory and disgust. the nerve endings hung out of the packaging, and their fears had finally been faced and vanquished with the help of this album. so Neurosis were invited to take their thoughts to a bigger carnival in the shape of the highly successful ozzfest. it was the first time Neurosis had ever played during the day, they'd learned to be in the same room as the sun and co-exist peacefully. wind feeds fire release... "Times Of Grace" marked a point in Neurosis' existence where control and cohesion blossomed to encompass the passionate, raw emotions of Neurosis. and that emotional strength is voiced using an eclectic range of instruments including bagpipes, horns and immotive strings. "Under The Surface" ripples with divergent migraine tensions, while "Belief", "The Doorway" and the title track are journeys through green fields and brilliant anger. unleash the fallen... without ever consciously trying, Neurosis have consistently embraced the words epic music theirs is a force field which everyone, from the stiffest judge in the highest law courts, to the poorest tramp in the darkest alleyway, has connections with. it's not always easy to admit those connections to yourself, but Neurosis have been making them for too long to worry about who else is prepared to make that leap of faith. our stones still stand... but surely, by now, you're wise enough to know the value of a proper self-education, their music is the ultimate juxtapose of life's plain realities. Neurosis' "A Sun That Never Sets" marks the turning point of your life's understanding... bringer, it is time