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A Small Murmuration

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Houndstooth present the emotive full length debut by Ross Tones (Throwing Snow) and Hannah Cartwright as Snow Ghosts. Like Various Production before them, Snow Ghosts occupy an etheric space between modern bass shapes and more timeless folk and pop song-writing with 'Small Murmuration'. Producer, Throwing Snow has tempered his wilder tastes for Footwork / Jungle / Garage / Hip Hop in ten cinematically-scoped scenes, including a highlight collaboration with Blue Daisy, constructing an immersive album powered by robust rhythms but dominated by the HD-rich scenery and Hannah's spectral vocals. Like we said, the Blue Daisy collaboration, 'Covenant' is an arresting centrepiece, a dark fantasia of symphonic synths and dynamic drum tension, following a theme set with the LOTR drama of 'The Hunted' and traced thru the sweeping strings and folk swoon of 'Murder Cries' to the expansive, Beth Gibbons-like downtime of 'Time Listens' and the Massive Attack potency of 'Untangle Me'.

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released July 8, 2013

Throwing Snow, Augustus Ghost

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Sharing a mutual influence of the shadowy elements of British folklore and the heavier side of experimental noise, a disparate array of reference points combines to form Snow Ghosts’ bewitching and oft intoxicating sound. Throwing Snow and Augustus Ghost are now joined by multi-instrumentalist Oliver Knowles to pool their individual inspirations, ideas and styles under the moniker of Snow Ghosts. ... more

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Track Name: The Hunted
You wandered through the willows
In the forest you have found
Trying to hide your footprints in the ground
It's not wise, if you try to run
It's not wise, You know I've won, You know I've won

And you'll smile, on your knees
The Hunter becomes...
The Hunter becomes... The Hunted

The Hunter becomes... The Hunted
The Hunter becomes... The Hunted
The Hunter becomes... The Hunted
The Hunter becomes... The Hunted
The Hunter becomes... The Hunted
The Hunter becomes... The Hunted
The Hunter becomes.....
Track Name: Murder Cries
We wandered through the darkness of the day To show me where the years have slipped away Its idle hands that dig the grave So give your fingers what they crave The flowers bloomed as bright as blood Your feather crown fell in the mud We said to death, well not today...bring tomorrow what it may You’ll find me where the crows fly, with my feather crown, brittle and dry
Drinking the tears from their beady eyes, the murder, the murder she cries
Where the crows fly (murder she cried) where the crows fly (murder she cried) Where the crows fly (to show me where the years...) (murder she cried)
Where the crows fly (It’s idle hands...) (murder she cried)
We wandered through the darkness of the day (where the crows) to show me where the years have slipped away (where the crows)
It’s idle hands that dig the grave (where the crows fly)
So give your fingers what they crave
You’ll find me where the crows fly, with my feather crown, brittle and dry
Drinking the tears from their beady eyes, the murder, the murder she cries
Where the crows fly (murder she cried) where the crows fly (murder she cried)
Where the crows fly (murder she cried) where the crows fly (murder she cried)
Where the crows fly (we wandered through the darkness) murder she cried
Where the crows fly (to show me where the years) murder she cried
Where the crows fly (its idle hands...) murder she cried
Where the crows fly (So give your fingers) murder she cried
Track Name: Secret Garden
Take me to your secret garden Where the light shines through the trees Wander down that lonely river Whispers buried in the reeds Take me to your secret garden Walk me back through time we’ve lost Shake in blood and I’ll tell no one That the river can be crossed And you know the waters will rise, the waters will rise And wash it all away, wash it all away, wash it all away, wash it all away And you know the waters will rise, the waters will rise And wash it all away, wash it all away, wash it all away, wash it all away
Track Name: Covenant (feat. Blue Daisy)
You can have the clothes off my back, or the last breath in my lungs But instead you’ll strip me bare, leave me lying there, as you suck out all the air You can share my family, but would you turn them all against me? I’d give you my bed, the blood that I’ve shed and slip like Ophelia fears Silently in to her tears I can still taste the blood in my mouth, bittersweet with doubt I can still taste the blood in my mouth, rip this feeling out I can still taste the blood in my mouth I can still taste the blood in my mouth I can still taste the blood in my mouth, bittersweet with doubt I can still taste the blood in my mouth You can have the clothes off my back You can share my family
Track Name: Gallows Strung
She tied a rope around your neck
And led you through the town
With love that’s like the gallows
Strung but she’ll never cut you down
When you left the sun went out
Walk in fields of grey
And I will wear my feather crown
Turn the night to day
You said my name but the devil came
With her black eyes and paper cut smile
You said my love has it been so long
Won’t you stay a little while
I said, no chance, the devil won’t dance
Or run with the wolves in the wild
I’ve had my fill, my way with your will
Leave me here, leave me here
To sleep like a child To sleep like a child To sleep like a child To sleep like a child To sleep like a child You asked me silently, to keep your secrets close to me You asked me silently, to keep your secrets close to me To sleep like a child To sleep like a child
Track Name: Time Listens
And all bridges burn You know you’ll never listen when you learn And all bridges burn No you’ll never listen when you learn
Oh secretly
You fall on your knees
And time listens to none There’s nowhere left to run And all bridges burn You know you’ll never listen When you learn
Track Name: Untangle Me
I walk a winding road Every step a heavy load My heart became a ball and chain That I drag along the dirt We tied the bowman’s knot Promises we soon forgot Now our lives forever intertwine Untangle me We grew like creeping vines Strangling our hearts and minds Dry your eyes to watch the water rise It suffocates in time We chase after the sinking sun All along but still with everyone Now our lives forever intertwine Untangle me
Track Name: Ropery
Ever wonder what you’d give? Well I... I traded the pennies on my cold, dead eyes For one last day by your side And they walked me down to Tyburn dock Where they tied the hangman’s knot And the starlings hide away And said to death “no not today” And I traded the pennies on my cold, dead eyes For one last day by your side For one last day, by your side
Track Name: Throwing Snow, Augustus Ghost - And The World Was Gone
You said you’d wait forever, but I blinked and the World was gone

You wade through the water, slowly your hands grow numb

I wish you felt me falling, I wish you’d watched over me

You said you’d wait forever, but I blink... And the World was gone
And the World was gone
And the World was gone

I run through your hair, one with the night air
Brushing your skin with my breathing
Turn out the light, I’m every nightmare
Run, you can run, you can run
I blink and the World was gone
I blink and the World was gone
I blink and the World was gone

You said you’d wait forever,
but I blink and the world was gone
You wade through the water, slowly your hands grow numb
I wish you’d felt me falling,
I wish you’d watch over me
You said you’d wait forever, but I blink And the World was gone
And the World was gone
And the World was gone
Track Name: In The Deep
Take comfort in the guilt
The summer flowers wilt
Buried in the deep
Where the stars can weep