White Nights cd box

New by tonefloat records : cd box compiling  the "white nights trilogy" in their original japanese mini album sleeves with handmade booklet in wooden cover. tonefloat store

                                                                   99 feathhers
                                                                    sense of compassion
                                                                    the ability to love
                                                                       the ability to forgive 


Each and every copy of the limited edition box that holds the complete White Nights oeuvre on disc and vinyl, complete with a bonus CD and LP contained a unique photograph. A selection of all 99 photos can be viewed here.


The White Nights trilogy sees The Use Of Ashes return to their roots as a psychedelic folk ensemble, while daringly continuing their forays into the realms of sound art and remixes. It is an eccentric and gloomy body of work, combining tender melodic pieces in a 60s psychedelic-pop-style with ghostly drones as well as surreal collages and placing a growing importance on the band’s talents as intuitive songsmiths.

Following up on 2008’s The Hand Of Tzafkiël and Glowing Lights (2009), which both had a distinct inner world approach, Flake Of Eternity is most of all a reflection on the first two entries of the trilogy and the events spawned by them, which eventually culminated in a return to the concert stage for the formation after a ten year hiatus. Taking the approach of their live shows as a point of departure, The Use Of Ashes entered the St. Temple studios with an outer world state of mind and saw the story through to its blissful conclusion.

Flake Of Eternity is available as a limited edition of 500 copies on 180 grams vinyl in picture sleeve, and a regular edition on CD in japanese style mini album cardboard sleeve. To celebrate the completion of the trilogy, there will be a deluxe edition of 100 copies in a box with the vinyl and cd version of white nights: Flake Of Eternity, a cd copy of the radio play Das Licht In Der Ferne, a 180 grams black vinyl live LP Lux In Wonderland, room for the other CDs and LPs in the white nights series, plus inserts. this handmade set available from october 9 as well.

The release date for the CD and LP is October 9, and it's available for pre-order now from our store.

The Use Of Ashes embark on a short album release tour with Polar Twins with dates in Amsterdam (Paradiso), Rotterdam (De Unie) and Nijmegen (Merleyn). Check the gigs section for details.


To support the release of Flake Of Eternity, the final chapter in the White Nights trilogy that spawned The Hand Of Tzafkiël (2008) and Glowing Lights (2009), The Use Of Ashes will embark on a short tour alongside new Tonefloat signings The Polar Twins (Mark Ritsema, and Dirk Polak), who are releasing their debut in September.

Oct 10 - Amsterdam - Paradiso
Oct 11 - Rotterdam - De Unie
Oct 12 - Nijmegen - Merleyn


The Use Of Ashes are in the midst of recording their 3rd and final installment in the White Nights series. A glimpse of what is to can be heard on their newest 7inch single Flake Of Eternity (also the title of the upcoming album due later this year). The single is released in a super limited quantity of 144 copies, spread over 12 different designs on deluxe linen printed sleeve. The release date is set for 21st June, and available to pre-order from the tonefloat store. The Use Of Ashes will take part in lux in wonderland at the Lux Theater, sharing a bill with fellow Nijmegen acts the Legendary Pink Dots and Beequeen. Listen to Flake Of Eternity on Soundcloud.

White Nights: Flake Of Eternity is scheduled for late 2011 and will be accompanied by a lavish handmade box to pack all three chapters of the trilogy, alongside a album of extra tracks. More details as and when.