Snow Ghosts ‎– A Wrecking

Houndstooth ‎– HTH034CD
CD, Album


I A Wrecking (Part I)
II Held The Light
III Circles Out Of Salt
IV Take A Life
V On Knifes
VI The Wreck
VII The Fleet
VIII Lament
IX Bowline
X Drought
XI Angry Seas
XII A Wrecking (Part II)

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Cardboard sleeve with inner sleeve, housed in a houndstooth patterned spot varnish PVC outer cover.
Certain elements of this album were recorded using binaural recording techniques. Listen using stereo headphones to best experience this effect. Mastered & cut at half speed by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering. Made in Europe.
Published by fabric Publishing/Copyright Control.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0802560203422
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY34
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AEW22
  • Matrix / Runout: HTH034CD 01

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HTH034P Snow Ghosts A Wrecking(CDr, Promo) Houndstooth HTH034P UK 2014 Sell This Version
HTH034 Snow Ghosts A Wrecking(LP, Album, Cut) Houndstooth HTH034 UK 2015 Sell This Version



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March 8, 2017

For their second album, Snow Ghosts go in for A WRECKING. And by that, they wreck they song structure that featured prominently in their first album for more atmospheric, abstract compositions. The dark and moody "A Wrecking (Part I)" coasts on three piano keys and a lonely violin after its long intro, and "Held the Light" grinds forth on guitar feedback before shifting to more traditional instruments. Hannah Cartwright's alto sounds emotionally strained against the drones and percussive thump of "Circles Out of Salt," but the folksy quality returns on "Take a Life." Not so with "On Knives," which takes a more industrial approach, as does the dark soundscape of "The Wreck." Elsewhere, the tarry disco of "The Fleet" contrasts with the strings-and-vocals of "Bowline" before it's overcome by a thick slab of synths. "Drought" plays with both textures, sometimes letting Cartwright's vocals stand against the percussion, and sometimes letting it accompany a sonic flurry. "Angry Seas" sticks more closely to its altered piano and vocals structure, before a brief, ambient "A Wrecking (Part II)" closes the album. This wreckage is a delight to pick through!