:: This album is absolutely huuuge. Loving it more and more with every listen!
Throwing Snow is one moniker of London-based artist and electronic producer Ross Tones. Since 2007, he released various EP’s and singles as Throwing Snow, but he also records as Snow Ghosts in collaboration with vocalist Augustus Ghost. Their incomparable debut LP A Small Murmuration definitely was one of 2013’s musical highlights to me. Now, Tones is finally releasing Mosaic, his eagerly expected debut full-length.
Mosaic drops officially on June 02, 2014 via Houndstooth Records. The album will be available as download, CD and 2×12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or pre-order your physical copy of Mosaic directly from the Houndstooth Store.
Mosaic is streaming in its entirety above (via Throwing Snow’s Soundcloud). The set of eleven tracks is produced by Throwing Snow and features contributions by varying artists such as Adda Kaleh, Kid A, Py, Jassy Grez, Russell Morgan and US duo KNOX.
In a press release, Ross Tones commented on his musical influences and how they shape is own productions: “It’s little pieces of the music I love combined to form a coherent whole. Elements of folk and real instruments combined with drum funk, electronica and samples. I don’t feel I’m in any way using one influence in any of the tracks, more bringing disparate elements together as a collage. Each part is distinct but when brought together there is a bigger picture that the listener can find points of reference.”
The album track and single The Tempest (feat. Adda Kaleh) also comes with a music video directed by Rick Robin, watch it below. Throwing Snow will be touring Europe with a string of regular shows and festival dates in June, you can check out the upcoming dates below too.
02. The Tempest (feat. Adda Kaleh)
03. Hypnotise (feat. Kid A)
05. As You Fall (feat. Py)
07. The Void (feat. Jassy Grez)
08. Maere (feat. Adda Kaleh)
09. All The Lights (feat. Russell Morgan)
10. Draugr (feat. KNOX)
11. Saltare (Parts 1 & 2)
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sun 01 June 2014 // London, UK // Ace Hotel (Official Album Launch)
Thu 05 June 2014 // London, UK // Rough Trade East In Store Show
Fri 06 June 2014 // Warsaw, Poland // RBMA Weekender
Sat 07 June 2014 // Manchester, UK // Parklife Festival
Sat 07 June 2014 // Nottingham, UK // The Brickworks
Thu 13 June 2014 // Barcelona, Spain // Sonar Festival
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
Sputnik Music − Review: Throwing Snow – Mosaic
More ‘Ross Tones / Throwing Snow’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Jul 26 − Snow Ghosts – Untangle Me / Debut Album ‘A Small Murmuration’ (2013/07/08) [Full Album Stream]