Masterfully blending elements of avant-garde and pop to create a powerfully visceral sonic artwork, ‘Ribcage’ flows seamlessly between minimalist passages and expansive swells of instrumentation, with its emotive undulation backing affecting and expressive vocals. Snow Ghosts add: “‘Ribcage’ is a shelter for loved ones in a storm of grief.”
‘Ribcage’ follows the release of ‘Heavy Heart’ and ‘Rip’, both of which are taken from their upcoming album A Quiet Ritual. Centring around the theme of death, the album seeks to process the shock and grief of bereavement and its aftermath, as well as casting back across history and other cultures for their own metaphors and coping strategies.
The band explain, “‘A Quiet Ritual’ maps out stages of the grieving process and how every individual deals with it in their own unique way. Most importantly how they handle their own heart and the other fragile hearts inevitably scattered around them.”