Snow Ghosts are a British trio who pull ideas from experimental electronic music and from the murky, mythic folk music of their nation’s past. Early next year, they’ll release A Wrecking, their second album. Their single “Bowline” is a swirling, intense piece of work that layers singer Hannah Cartwright’s vocals over music-box tinkles and electronic drones. It’s a buzzing, whirring, intense piece of work that reminds me a bit of the further-out tracks on Portishead’s Third. If that looks like high praise, it is; this is a cool song. Listen below.
A Wrecking is out 2/16 on Houndstooth.