Photo by Yosh Cooper
Since Toronto-bred four-piece Fresh Snow first started making improvisational drone and noise together in 2010, the instrumental krautrockers have shared stages with a sundry slew of notable acts—Atlas Sound, Tim Hecker, and Ratking to name a few. “Fresh Snow hates eardrums,” the band state on their Facebook page. Distorted guitar riffs paired with phantasmal organ melodies rip through the beginning of their single, “I Can’t Die,” off their latest record, ONE; the video is accompanied by frenetic visuals provided by Benjamin Portas. Hands and eyes whirl in surreal and vibrant landscapes until the song becomes centered around a slow bass line. The video has the same addictive and hypnotic effect of that Windows 95 screensaver maze. As geometric shapes pass through one another, it’s easy to let your mind sink into a meditative trance. "It's constructed spaces and realities in digital purgatory,” director Benjamin Portas told AdHoc via email. “I made up that world as a response to 'I Can't Die.'"
ONE is out now on Hand Drawn Dracula.
Catch Fresh Snow at one of their upcoming shows:
11/11 Toronto, CA @ The Baby G, Toronto ("One" Record Release Party)
12/3 Montreal, CA @ La Vitrola