One of the bright spots among a dismal 2020 was the debut from Nashville’s Luke Schneider, a meditative release that helped calm the mind, cascading waves of Luke’s pedal steel through the core of consciousness. Schneider’s been a key player behind the steel strings, working with William Tyler, Margo Price, Teddy and the Rough Riders, Orville Peck, Nashville Ambient Ensemble, and more. His solo debut struck a tone with listeners looking to center themselves, balancing ambient’s aura with a new wave of instrumental Kosmiche Country. Today news of Luke’s second album hits the site, a co-release between Third Man, who offered up the original and another RSTB favorite, Centripetal Force. The album opener “Gloria” bathes the listener in a golden glow, shimmering like the last sliver of sun before it dips below the horizon, ushering a coolness that cascades in sweet relief.
The new record, It Is Solved By Walking, arrives on July 21st. Centripetal Force will offer it up on Cassette, CD, and limited vinyl (350 black and 150 transparent clear records). Third Man will offer the record in standard digital and a ‘spatial audio’ Dolby Atmos mix.