A1 - Pyre by Throwing Snow published on 2012/01/04 16:06:40 +0000 Following drops for Sneaker Social Club, Domino and Alexander Nut’s Ho_Tep label, London-based producer Throwing Snow makes his debut on Local Action with an ice cold three-track EP. Opening track ‘Pyre’ is the straightest thing here, with vocals from Augustus Ghost (Throwing Snow’s collaborator in Snow Ghosts, who’re in the process of recording an album for Black Acre - home of Hyetal, Blue Daisy and more) riding bitter hi-hats and a heavyweight bassline, while ‘Equuleus’ (also featuring Augustus) takes things into lo-fi pop territory, with a swelling synth climax kept together by tight drum rolls. The stand-out ‘Too Polite’ is the title track for a reason though - it’s torn-out jungle driven by a jagged Reese bassline and rolling toms. Each track on this EP is totally different in terms of style, tempo and clarity, but it’s all brought together by a bitter, icy feel. As Local Action’s last release of 2011, the first run of vinyl copies will come packaged with a CD-R label compilation, featuring 100% unreleased material from T. Williams, Contakt, Laurel Halo, Throwing Snow, Damu, Jacques Greene and more.