Album Review: Throw Down Bones – ‘Throw Down Bones’


photo by chromaticism at Fuzz Club Records Festival

Throw Down Bones are, Frankie Frankie, (so cool they named him twice!) : Guitar/Synth/Vocal/Effect, Dave Cocks: Bass/Percussion and James Aparicio: Producer. Throw Down Bones is “Noise Militia, Amnesia haze kraut and Philosophical drone”.

Risen, phoenix-like from the ashes of Piatcions, “THROW DOWN BONES is the answer, a personal therapy, a rehab from life, an artistic space without structures where we can let music flow naturally.”

For certain, these guys kick collective ass live. I consider myself extremely fortunate, to have witnessed the Throw Down Bones performance, as part of the recent Fuzz Club Records Festival. Frankie and Dave brought their raw, elemental DIY ethos to the mixing desk, and summarily wowed the faithful with their blistering set.

The buzz of anticipation surrounding the release of their eponymous long player, is such that the ripples have coalesced into making them the most played Fuzz Club tracks on iTunes.

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‘Exposure’, opens to industrial, mechanised automatons, giving way to a sparse reverb-soaked, imperious, floating gothic grandeur; ‘Our Home, The Holy Mountain’, like it’s namesake is an epic, a seven and a half minute celebration, it’s opening trance inducing cadence is contemplative and salutary, beatific, meandering, rhetorical patterned ornamentation; ‘A Premise To Action’, soars with doleful abandon, tenderly embracing within it’s discordant unease, waves of brainstem soothing bliss ensue; ‘Inner Flights’, pulses with motorik melancholy, throbs with  thrumming syncopation, prances with resolute candour, gliding to submission in freeform precision…

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‘Emitters’, has the surging urgency of spiked bipolar transistors, post-punk insistency, conjoined in dance floor revelry; ‘Saturator’, is a soulful union, a concentric sound reflective collision, exuberant joyful interference; ‘Bones’, cascades in symbiotic harmony, a transformative hypnotic groove, a beat-suffused skeletal matrix; closing track, ‘It’s All Around Us’, resonates with glacial majesty, evoking the encompassing Gaian mantra, the primal mother personified, ancestral voices, synthesised in life-affirming, ecstatic jubilation…

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The cathartic effect of experiencing Throw Down Bones, puts me in mind an inscription attributed to Carl Jung, “This is Telesphorus, who roams through the dark regions of this cosmos and glows like a star out of the depths. He points the way to the gates of the sun and to the land of dreams.”

Let Throw Down Bones light your path, empathically soothing the world-weariness from your shoulders…

Official release date is 01st December, order your Deluxe, (limited to 100 copies. 180g white & black vinyl and gatefold cover with silkscreened artwork, numbered and embossed stamped), Standard, (500 editions on black vinyl), Cassette, (limited to 100 copies, including download card) or CD now from the Fuzz Club Records Store.

Catch Throw Down Bones live;

04/02/2016 BRISTOL – Mothers Ruin
05/02/2016 MANCHESTER – Gullivers
06/02/2016 NEWCASTLE – The Head Of Steam
07/02/2016 LONDON – Shacklewell Arms
08/02/2016 PARIS – L´International
09/02/2016 CLERMONT FERRAND – Le Raymond Bar
10/02/2016 BARRITZ Bayonne Bar Fest
11/02/2016 MADRID – Venue tba
12/02/2016 ZARAGOZA – Sala King Kong
13/02/2016 TOULOUSE – Venue tba
14/02/2016 PAMPLONA – Nebula
15/02/2016 MARSEILLE – Molotov
18/02/2016 RENNES – Mondo Bizzarro
19/02/2016 ROUEN – 3 Pieces
20/02/2016 BRUSSELS – Stellar Swamp Festival
21/02/2016 KORTRIJK – Cine Palace



2 responses to “Album Review: Throw Down Bones – ‘Throw Down Bones’”

  1. Bob Avatar

    Thanks for the review and tracks on here, can’t wait for this beauty to be released ! Also can’t believe they are playing Mothers Ruin in Bristol in February, great news, thanks again Chro’, top job as usual !!

  2. James Avatar

    Really nice review ….. Thanks

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