Track Of The Day 30/1 – Snow Ghosts


The tail end of January is a transitional time. The ice has long since retreated, and in its place the trees are peppered with tiny buds; Spring isn’t here just now, but Winter is assured in its withdrawal. In this manner, Snow Ghosts’ stark yet warming ‘Buried’ seems to expertly fit the season – folk-hewn, it harks back to near-forgotten traditions while also pointing to brighter futures.

The project – Hannah Cartwright (Augustus Ghost, Masakichi), Ross Tones (Throwing Snow) and Oli Knowles (The Keep, Sex Swing) – are conscious of this need to meet tradition. New album ‘The Fell’ has been some five years in the works, a collection of folk songs that were never written; transposing ancestral tales on to future landscapes, it’s a riveting work.

New song ‘Buried’ points the way for their incoming album. Online now, it’s packed with poise and theatre, Hannah Cartwright’s hushed vocal weighed down with foreboding as the spectral arrangement weaves its way around her.

Discussing the song, Hannah labels it “a threnody to all the stories and lives lost to the landscape.”

Tune in now.

Snow Ghosts will release new album ‘The Fell’ on February 24th through Houndstooth.

Photo Credit: Steve Gullick

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