There’s exciting news of a second full-length album from Fresh Snow arriving next week. Entitled One, the effort follows last year’s tremendous Won EP, which was a favourite of ours and has never really left our stereo. Promising their usual masterful and mesmeric fusion of genres like krautrock, noise, psych and rock, One also sees the quartet continuing to push their own boundaries, to craft an album that is more confrontational but also more accessible than their previous work. The album “is both structured and instinctual, made without ego or fear of alienating its listeners”, described the band. “Noise and texture is always prevalent, however minimalism is newly explored in places throughout the album, alongside electronic treatments, and English / French vocals.”
One was recorded in a barn in Ontario with Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh and it drops on September 9th via Hand Drawn Dracula. Lead single ‘I Can’t Die’ serves as the first taste of the musical magic Fresh Snow have in store for us. The track opens intensely and explosively with krautrock-driven drums and fuzzy guitars quickly shifting into a hypnotic and serene affair, enveloped in sinister and shimmering beauty. Listen to it below. Again and again.