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Steve Shehan


First on Vinyl


LP Black $49
  • Steve Shehan’s debut album
  • Originally released in 1990
  • Pressed on black vinyl


Heavy, shamanic, tectonic Fourth World music from French-American composer, of Cherokee descent, Steve Shehan. Primarily a percussionist, Steve developed his own improvisational recording method to be able to capture the moody, spiritual, polyrhythmic music of his favorite Indonesian music tradition, working to translate it to modern environs and add other non-Western influences from the Middle East, Asia and elsewhere.

Arrows, Steve’s debut finds him globe-trotting through all sorts of unplaceable mallet-driven percussion and assorted resonating sonic instruments in search of an uncertain musical link to imaginary places. Years before he became well-known for his spirited session work with Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Cheb Khaled, an Youssou N’Dour, Steve was holding legion, recording deeply experimental percussion music that touched on various non-Western elements in ways that still remain quite modern and forward-thinking.

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 Arrows
  • 2 Sticks And Spices
  • 3 Shogun
  • 4 Rainy Forest
  • 5 Afrocubana
  • 6 Istanblue
  • 7 Unknown Lights
  • 8 Blue Nile