hey! it’s the title track off my forthcoming ep called…. goddess

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artwork by tonje thilesen

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London-based migrant, Ross Tones, makes music under the ever so pertinent moniker, Throwing Snow. Drawing influence from a vast array of genres, his production work possesses consistent and comforting warmth, while still glistening with a serene kind of steely coldness. After a series of acclaimed releases on labels like Local Action, Ho Tep, Sneaker Social Club and his own Snowfall imprint, Tones has since signed an exclusive album deal with fabric’s artist led label, Houndstooth, which will release new EP Pathfinder digitally and on vinyl on March 24th, 2014 (USA: March 25th).

The songs on Pathfinder are a route into a greater portion of work, giving a sense of what is to come. The overall sound palette and feelings portrayed are what matter, not genre, and the intention of Pathfinder is to be listened to on journeys. The track titles on the EP are meant to reflect the music itself, with lead single “The Tempest” building into sounds of a storm and “Pathfinder” evoking a tense and lost feeling before opening out into a clearing.

Prolific in his own right for putting out numerous well-received EPs and 12” singles since 2007, Tones recently attended the Red Bull Music Academy in New York last Spring, sharing studio time with Four Tet and Flying Lotus, in addition to playing two Boiler Room sets, supporting Bonobo on his European tour and playing alongside Atoms For Peace and Jon Hopkins in 2013.

Not one to be content with merely making his own music, Tones is also co-owner of the Left Blank and A Future Without record labels, using his accrued industry knowledge to help launch the careers of now established artists Vessel, Wife, Visionist, Lorca, Memotone and Young Echo, as well as running his own imprint, Snowfall.

He records as Snow Ghosts with vocalist Augustus Ghost, together releasing debut record A Small Murmuration on Houndstooth in 2013, with critical praise from Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 and The Guardian amongst others. More recently, Tones started releasing music with his brother under the name Vellico, reflecting the siblings’ ever-changing taste and style since playing in bands together as teenagers.

Tones will play SXSW this March with other project, Snow Ghosts, with more to come from the immensely talented and acclaimed Throwing Snow.

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Louise Cocks
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UK Press
Naomi Williams
TOTEM - naomi@totemlondon.com

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theatlantic
theatlantic:

Kazakhstan’s President Is Tired of His Country’s Name Ending in ‘Stan’

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev doesn’t like the name Kazakhstan.

“Kazakhstan has the ‘stan’ ending like many other nations of Central Asia. At the same time, foreigners take an interest in Mongolia, the population of which makes up only two million, but its name does not end in ‘-stan,’” he told onlookers while visiting a school in Atyrau, according to his official website. “Perhaps, eventually it is necessary to consider an issue of changing the name of our country into the ‘Kazakh Nation’, but first of all, it should necessarily be discussed with people.” (His proposed name would be rendered as “Kazakh Eli” in English.)

This isn’t Nazarbayev’s first foray into nomenclature. The president, a septuagenarian autocrat who has led Kazakhstan since the Soviet Union’s dissolution in 1991, has built up quite a cult of personality after years of one-party rule. In 1997, he moved the nation’s capital from Almaty, the country’s largest city, to Akmola, a small town deep in the Kazakh steppe, and renamed it Astana—literally “capital” in Kazakh. The generic name is suspected to be a placeholder for Nursultan, his own name, but Nazarbayev has graciously delayed naming the city after him until he dies.
Renaming an entire country is an even bolder move by Nazarbayev, but it isn’t uncommon worldwide.
Read more. [Image: Phil Noble/Reuters]

theatlantic:

Kazakhstan’s President Is Tired of His Country’s Name Ending in ‘Stan’

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev doesn’t like the name Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan has the ‘stan’ ending like many other nations of Central Asia. At the same time, foreigners take an interest in Mongolia, the population of which makes up only two million, but its name does not end in ‘-stan,’” he told onlookers while visiting a school in Atyrau, according to his official website. “Perhaps, eventually it is necessary to consider an issue of changing the name of our country into the ‘Kazakh Nation’, but first of all, it should necessarily be discussed with people.” (His proposed name would be rendered as “Kazakh Eli” in English.)

This isn’t Nazarbayev’s first foray into nomenclature. The president, a septuagenarian autocrat who has led Kazakhstan since the Soviet Union’s dissolution in 1991, has built up quite a cult of personality after years of one-party rule. In 1997, he moved the nation’s capital from Almaty, the country’s largest city, to Akmola, a small town deep in the Kazakh steppe, and renamed it Astana—literally “capital” in Kazakh. The generic name is suspected to be a placeholder for Nursultan, his own name, but Nazarbayev has graciously delayed naming the city after him until he dies.

Renaming an entire country is an even bolder move by Nazarbayev, but it isn’t uncommon worldwide.

Read more. [Image: Phil Noble/Reuters]