In advance of their debut EP release, Norwegian duo Soft As Snow have put out a new single and kaleidoscopic, intensely strobe-heavy stunning video for “Halo Heart,” directed by Michael Crowe and viewable today.
Directed by Michael Crowe, he mysteriously explains, “I’ve hidden a small brown mouse in the video, nobody’s spotted it yet. When you see it you’ll drop that strawberry in awe.”
The new track and previously released single “Glass Body” come off the duo’s debut EP of the same name for Houndstooth, out July 21st that also features a remix from Asher Levitas of Old Apparatus, Saa and Penny. They make experimental pop for the interplanetary set, echoing the sounds of minimal wave and early Warp releases, and their approach to music making is hands-on; avoiding laptops in favour of analogue synths, drum machines and samplers, mixed with idiosyncratic vocals and heavily processed guitars.
Soft as Snow is Oda Egjar Starheim and Øystein Monsen’s first electronic venture, yet their collaboration was initiated years ago through art related performances and projects – including creating their own utopic art and music festival in the Swedish forest, and performing at events in cities such as London (where they are now based) and Oslo.
Glass Body Tracklisting
(July 21st, 2014 | Houndstooth)
01. Glass Body
02. Halo Heart
03. All Our Beasts
04. Black Birds
05. Drops of Armour
06. Halo Heart (Asher Levitas Remix)
Soft As Snow Tour Dates
Jul 2 – Birthday’s (Official EP Launch) – London, UK