Throwing Snow has been producing electronic music for years but I’ve only recently come across his music via his new single ‘Lithics’. Usually, Throwing Snow, can be found in the Caribou range of quirky and catchy electronica but ‘Lithics’ takes a totally different approach. Here, most of the sounds are made from traditional musical instruments. The kick drum is an Irish Bodhran. The Persian Daf frame drum is used too. The main melodic instrument is the Indian Esraj. When combined with buzzing synths, the whole sound feels like a razor symphony.
I adore this piece and have since been adding loads of Throwing Snow’s back catalogue to my Bandcamp wishlist to buy at a later date. ‘Lithics’ is the lead track ahead of a new album announcement according to Houndtooth’s newsletter so stay tuned. Enjoy the stunning track below. I can’t wait to here what other interesting instruments are included in the full album release!
Support Higher Plain Music
Higher Plain Music is part of the Higher Plain Network – a one-man indie media project. If you like what I do, please consider supporting me via Patreon for as little as $1/£1 a month. In return, you received additional perks for supporting me there such as behind the scenes content and free downloads. You can also donate using PayPal. Sharing the website helps too or using the affiliate buy now links on reviews. I receive a few pence per Amazon sale. All your support will enable me to produce better content, more often. I’d love to make this a full time media network and your support can make that happen. Thank you.