- Embers

Throwing Snow - Embers
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Rank: #20 / 151
USER SCORE
68
Based on
31 ratings

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91
GIGsoup
There is a wild unpredictability yet reliably stunning atmosphere in the wilderness of the north perfectly encapsulated within 14 tracks.
90
Exclaim!

The hour-long LP flies by ... his traditions of jazzy hip-hop and just a smidgeon of dubstep have been tempered into something unbreakable.

90
Clash

The record plots a gorgeous curve from open to close, with earthy drum rolls rubbing up against rusty industrial buzzsaw synths and field recordings serving as segues.

80
AllMusic

More conceptual than his prior releases, the album is a continuously flowing suite that incorporates many sounds from nature: rainfall, fire, birds, even purring cats.

50
PopMatters

For many albums, one hour is perfectly acceptable, but on Embers the material proves far too inert and stationary to justify such a length.

Zkull
33
Boring, repetitive, and annoying.
EMR
57
This ambient/experimental-house album starts off in a rather entertaining way: a few immersive cuts connect really well to form this spacy, trippy experience that, unfortunately, only last a few moments of the almost 1-hour lenght of its extensive tracklisting. The UK-based producer Throwing Snow deserves the credit for how beautifully he crafts a few of the many electronic compositions of Embers, but it is notable that, as many producers out there do, he struggled a bit when structuring this ... read more
GoldenChords
67
I just liked it.

Favorite tracks: Ruins, Cantor's Dust, Pt. 1, Gossamer's Thread, Pattern Forming, Klaxon

Least favorite tracks: Prism, Pt. 1, Cantor's Dust, Pt. 2.
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DETAILS

January 20, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Houndstooth / Label
IDM, Experimental / Genres
Tags
Track List
  1. Cantor's Dust, Pt. 1
  2. Cantor's Dust, Pt. 2
  3. Helical
  4. Allegory
  5. Ruins
  6. Gossamer's Thread
  7. Klaxon
  8. Glissette
  9. Recursion
  10. Pattern Forming
  11. Prism, Pt. 1
  12. Prism, Pt. 2
  13. Cosms
  14. Tesseract
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, philthy


Added on: November 30, 2016