Ross Tones will release his first single from his dark new moniker on the London label next month.
Although he is best known for his melodic yet beat-driven productions under the Throwing Snow name, 2013 has seen Ross Tones’ most recognisable moniker take a back seat, electing instead to focus on the Snow Ghosts collaboration with Augustus Ghost, with the ethereal sounds of their debut LP A Small Murmuration seeing release on Fabric’s Houndstooth label in June. News now arrives that Tones will be capping off his year with another new alias in the form of Alight; the four track Iridis EP (the digital version of which includes a bonus remix of “Obelisk” from Bristol producer Ziro) will provide the first material from the project and see release on Local Action, continuing a relationship with the London-based label which began with 2011’s excellent Too Polite EP.
Although details regarding the sound of the project as a whole are scarce, the Iridis EP’s title track supposedly has its roots in “Too Polite” from that same Local Action release, a jungle-influenced track which arguably predated much of this year’s revival of the genre. Originally starting life as a live version of “Too Polite”, the track supposedly “developed into something deeper and darker over several shows and studio sessions.” The track can be streamed in its entirety below – we recommend hanging around until the frankly ridiculous final minute which puts most of this year’s so-called “jungle” to shame.
Local Action will release the Iridis EP on 12″ and digital formats on December 16.
Digital Bonus: Obelisk (Ziro Remix)