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Part of the All Ears takeover
Nirosta Steel is the solo alias of long-term Arthur Russell collaborator Steven Hall. Hailing from Scotland, Steven Hall moved to the US at 15 and found himself in NYC after high school. Primarily a guitarist, here he hung out with many artists and musicians, and found himself introduced to Arthur Russell by Allen Ginsberg.
Arthur Russell invited Steven to play guitar for him and they performed across downtown NYC clubs during the 80s as well as recording together on tracks like Arthur Russel’s ‘Tell You Today’ and ‘Is It All over My Face?’. Following Arthur’s death in 1992, Steven Hall founded the collective Arthur’s Landing, who pay tribute to the late musician by performing alternative arrangements of his music. The collective is made up of many collaborators and friends of Arthur’s including Bill Ruyle, Joyce Bowden, Mustafa Ahmed and Peter Zummo.
In 2013 Steven Hall created the label Buddhist Army. So far the label has released multiple Arthur’s Landing 12″s plus Nirosta Steel’s compilation CD Cool Fire. On November 3, the label is due to release Nirosta Steel’s album, Dry Ice, in digital format. A collection of songs recorded in the 80s & 90s in various worldwide locations, it was originally released on CD in 2003 but has now been remastered for the digital release.
Having been a musician for over 30 years it is no surprise that Steven Hall has acquired tinnitus. Over the years in his search for tinnitus therapy, he has found a number of worthwhile solutions through sounds. Here, he shares his tracks for tired ears in support of our All Ears campaign.
You can pre-order Dry Ice here.