Throwing Snow - Embers
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Rank: #83 / 624
User Score
Based on 48 ratings
January 20, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Houndstooth / Label
IDM, Experimental / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

Feb 12, 2017
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
Jan 20, 2017
Chimecha
33
Boring, repetitive, and annoying.
Jul 5, 2017
MatchstickMan
95
Stunning album. I haven't heard an album flow this well since Andrew Bayer's "If It Were You, We'd Never Leave". The production quality is superb, and the musical ideas run strong.
Some songs feel like they could have ended at a shorter run time, however, I feel like it may have hurt the flow of the album. This is not an album you would want to listen to the tracks individually. This album is solely for full listening sessions.
A very enjoyable album for anyone who loves electronica ... read more
Apr 25, 2017
holsgr
63
Es un álbum aceptable pero que, a medida que avanza, se vuelve algo repetitivo, hermético y para nada innovador.
Jan 20, 2017
GoldenChords
64
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.
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