Our continuing excavation of the European underground has yielded another stellar discovery in coldwave duo Throw Down Bones. Their debut album is 8 tracks of instrumental electronica born from experimentation, and according to our iTunes, is our most played album of 2015.
The self titled album is preceded by singles “Saturator” and “Exposure”, which dance between minimal rhythms and industrial soundscapes, shadowed by repeating riffs and persistent beats that got the crowds dancing at Liverpool Psych Fest and the Fuzz Club Festival.
To create this album, the band’s experimental creative process saw them locked away in their alpine studio for a weeklong jam session, which was harvested for sounds, riffs and effects, from which they built the final tracks, alongside Throw Down Bones producer James Aparicio who is known for his work with Mogwai, Spiritualized and Grinderman.
Experimentation is also in the gear used to create the album, which was handmade by the band themselves. They have been making effects pedals, amps and technical curiosities for artists such as The KVB and The Underground Youth and have now assembled a personalised set up for Throw Down Bones’s own creative explorations.
Their mix of infectious beats layered with traces of Neu!, Kraftwerk and Dead Skeletons, and the raw energy of rock n roll, make Throw Down Bones a dark and modern definition of coldwave.
The album was premiered in Artrocker Magazine, who said “Artrocker have fallen in love with Throw Down Bones since witnessing their blazing performance at the Fuzz Club Festival. The duo’s debut album is 8 tracks of thirst-quenching, experimental electronica. It is an experimental masterpiece.”