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Throwing Snow Shares New Single “Lithics” – Out Now Via Houndstooth

February 20, 2021


Shares new single “Lithics” 
Out now via Houndstooth

New album due later this year

Throwing Snow, a.k.a. Ross Tones, a mainstay of fabric’s forward thinking Houndstooth label, is sharing his new track “Lithics“, which is out now via Houndstooth. 

Speaking about the track, Tones said “‘Lithics’ is the result of experiments with traditional instruments that I’ve been trying to learn over the last few years. The Bodhrán emulates an 808 kick while the Daff takes the snare and higher elements. The string line that intermingles with the synths is the Indian Esraj with a contact mic on the bridge played through various pedals.”

Lithics is a mighty orchestration, filled with fierce kicks, abrasive elements, a crashing soundscape that sits on this ominous bed. Challenging these contrasting electronic elements and crushing intensity to provide this infectious rhythm and distressed deliverance, this expansive creation will captivate you throughout.

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. 

“Lithics” follows on from EP ‘The Folly of Pangloss’, which came out last year via Houndstooth under Tones’ one-off alias Snowing Throw. More new music from Throwing Snow is due later this year.

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