Fresh Snow's debut album "I". Following on from their sold out 7" split with METZ and their sold out 3" CD release of "Saturation Complete".
"...Their music is a constant struggle, made interesting by the elastic push and pull between noise and melody. Each listen yields a new pathway. It’s challenging but unpretentious, cerebral with moments of simple joy."
Julia LeConte, NOW Magazine
" ...The influences are closer to krautrock, notably Neu! and Faust, and the ambient music that grew out of it. In fact, listening to those three tracks in reverse order is a little like getting a telescoped view of the evolution of an entire genre."
John Sakamoto, Toronto Star
"Toronto instrumental band Fresh Snow’s debut album works well as the soundtrack to a variety of activities: writing, reading your Twitter feed, getting pumped for a night out. (I also tried napping to it but was frightened awake by French Horse Hall Of Fame’s explosive guitar squalls.) " 4/5
Carla Gillis, NOW Magazine
"Fresh Snow’s (mostly) instrumental odysseys are all underpinned by precise motorik rhythms and laser-guided melodies that reflect and refract in unexpected directions: “To a Sea” begins in the Velvet Underground’s gutter, but magically transports itself into Kraftwerk’s space-age bachelor pad, while the melancholic, Cure-like jangle of “Saturation Complete” leads to a nerve-wracking joyride on the Autobahn." 8/10
Stuart Berman, The Grid TO
"Their live shows are insane. Sometimes they play inside of a pod with projections on all sides, sometimes they have a 4-piece horn/string section. I actually have no idea what to expect, ever, so I love them.”
Brad Weber; Caribou, Pick A Piper
"At 12 minutes in length it ("Saturation Complete") infuses the sounds of Can, Kraftwerk, Spacemen 3 and Ennio Morricone (no less) into a twelve-minute musical treasure."
Craig Carry, www.fracturedair.com
"(BMX Based Tactics) is a thunderstorm of mind-fucking psych rock from Fresh Snow, embellished with trumpets, noise, and trumpet noise. After three minutes, the insanity gives way and we’re left to shrivel in the darkness as the hurricane recedes into the distance."
Dan Busheikin, Chart Attack
released 08 August 2013
Brad Davis, Andy J. Lloyd, Jon Maki, Tim Condon.
With Laura C. Bates, Aurora Cowie, Karl Silveira & John David Williams.
This is the cassette edition. Mastered for cassette by Tim Condon. This is louder, noisier and more heavily compressed than the LP version (which has maximum dynamic range). Bonus track "French Horse Hall Of Fame" comes with this edition, and different track-listing.
The LP & cassette can be purchased here:
Released by Reel Cod Records, Toronto, ON, CANADA.