Throwing Snow reveals new moniker
Announces debut EP ‘The Folly of Pangloss’ due July 15th via Houndstooth
Shares title-track online now
Throwing Snow, a.k.a. Ross Tones, a mainstay of fabric’s forward thinking Houndstooth label, has unveiled a one off new alias Snowing Throw. Today he’s announcing his debut EP under Snowing Throw ‘The Folly of Pangloss, which is due out July 15th via Houndstooth. The title-track from the record is online now.
On his new project, Tones said “These tracks an unashamedly built for the Summer.Simple, cut-up samples and bounce.As they are a big departure from my previous and forthcoming releases, I’ve embraced their tongue in cheek nature and I’m releasing them as Snowing Throw.”
Speaking about “The Folly of Pangloss” trackhe went on to explain“Voltaire’s Pangloss was blindly optimistic in the face of reality. This track is his folly. It is only the ‘best of all possible worlds’ if we actively endeavour to make it so.”
Throwing Snow’s last album ‘Loma’ wove melody in to the UK Hardcore Continuum; it sits equally well on a club sound system as it does as a headphone soundtrack.
His live sets have taken him from Sonar to Berghain via tour support for the likes of Bonobo, Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace and Jon Hopkins, as well as several Boiler Room appearances. He was asked to be part of RBMA in 2013 and won a Music Week Award as part of his Snow Ghosts project for Best Sync in 2018.
Recently, Tones moved to the countryside, converting it in to a studio and writing space for his projects and bespoke composition for film and TV. It has been featured by the likes of Vinyl Factory and Future Music, and has become a hub of rural creativity for a variety of artists.
Originally migrating from England’s northern wilderness to London and now the South West, Tones’ schooling in astrophysics and obsession with garnering all knowledge means his inspirations are myriad, but always crowd moving.
‘The Folly of Pangloss’ tracklist:
1. The Folly of Pangloss
2. Lose Again