Throw Down Bones share new single & video 'Optichrome'. New album 'Three' out Feb 24 via Fuzz Club
Milan/London experimental band Throw Down Bones have dropped ‘Optichrome’, the third single to be lifted from their incoming ‘Three’ LP out February 24th on Fuzz Club. A towering body of work that feels both apocalyptic and jubilant, ‘Three’ is Throw Down Bones’ eagerly-awaited return following 2018’s ‘Two’ and the tragic passing of founding member Dave Cocks in a motorcycle accident in 2019. Arriving following recent singles ‘Loma’ and ‘The Guidance’, you can watch the video for new single ‘Optichrome’ below and pre-order the LP here.
Throw Down Bones’ Francesco Vanni says of the speaker-rattling new track: “Optichrome is named after a series of works from Felipe Pantone called ‘Optichromie’. It’s a song where we blend really different ‘intentions’ and probably contains both the hardest riff and the sweetest melody of the whole album. It’s really hard for me to describe Optichrome or compare it to other songs/bands, I guess it’s the most genre independent piece of sound we’ve ever made BUT if you like you can see the massive riff as the black in Pantone’s art, the melodic moments being the white and those subtle atmospheres as the color drifts/glitch.”
Ready to lacerate eardrums and send into a trance once more, the incoming ‘Three’ LP is a 9-track collection spanning feedback-blasted industrial psychedelia, heavy electronics, krautrock and dark ambient. Overcoming huge psychological and practical difficulties, it’s a powerful and moving record in more ways than one - a post-industrial triumph that’s at once hedonistic, cathartic and poignant.
Choosing to continue the band in honour of the late Cocks, in February 2020, surviving Throw Down Bones co-founder Vanni returned to London’s New River Studios with Aparicio and a new band in tow, made up of bassist Marion Andrau and drummer Raphael Mura. Working in the studio with the new band for the first time, several hours of improvised recordings were captured over the course of those early New River sessions, which were then expanded and pieced together between Aparicio in London and Vanni in Milan.
Describing ‘Three’ and its intentions, Vanni says: “This album tries to reverse the usual band-listener interaction. We hold no truth and we're not willing to serve any universal answers to anything. Instead, we question the listener who, according to their experiences and sensitivity, will find a reply for themselves. That's the role of instrumental music and why we love it so much. It brings the listener to the centre of the project, giving them an active role in translating music into meaning. Every single note in this album is dedicated to our brother Dave Cocks.”