Snow Ghosts is a British trio comprised of Ross Tones, who also makes a multivalent range of electronic music as Throwing Snow, Hannah Cartwright, who also makes indie folk as Augustus Ghost, and a previously mysterious 3rd member, Oliver Knowles. They've got their sophomore LP entitled A Wrecking forthcoming on Houndstooth on February 16th, and today we're sharing "Bowline," a lovely mournful number with a simultaneously harrowing and sublime feeling that brings to mind the landscape painting of Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School, flowing from glistening and delicate to surging and brittle in its narrative. Indeed, the group told The FADER that "the deliberate lack of a beat encouraged us to portray the ebb and flow of a tide through instrumentation." They went on to say that it "was the last track that we wrote on A Wrecking, and as such encompasses all the themes on the album. The instrumentation mirrors the lyrics, and the lyrics reflect the motifs explored throughout." Give the track a listen below, and keep in mind that it comes as a free download when you pre-order A Wrecking in full.
December 04, 2014