Did you know that this album has been re-released on cassette by BLIGHT. Records? Go get one now at http://blightrecords.bandcamp.com!
Eskimeaux is the re-realized iteration of the previous collection of demos, Ixsixán. Originally written in 2009, these songs were given ample time to ruminate and be re-worked into the sonically cohesive, fully formed, calcified and crystallized songs that they are today. Eskimeaux is the second truly collaborative, now high-fidelity product of the duo. The album is going to be released digitally by Human Kindness Overflowing and as a cassette tape on BLIGHT. Records.
"Comparing this to their earlier works, vocalist Gabrielle Smith receives company of a faint, but significally more computer-based production, in many ways like an isolated child of Hundred Waters, but sulked in a more organic, almost anatomical tonal structure."
- No Fear Of Pop
"Gabrielle Smith and Benjamin Schurr create haunting, atmospheric electronic music."
"Gabrielle Smith's voice is "pitch perfect charming meets delicate meets highly trained/easily agreeable with most listeners". Every tone that comes out of her mouth sounds eternally endearing and honest. Benjamin Schurr's sampling, beats, back-up vocals/other instrumentation gives this record an incredibly unique approach to "modern Indie Folk" music. Them together brings to mind Vashti Bunyan meets Current 93, maybe T. Reznor.."
- Everything Is Chemical
"...stuttering percussion like the hammering of typewriter mixes with ghostly guitar, feathery lead vocals of Smith, a scratchy white noise, before blossoming into eerie and heavenly backing vocals. It’s a perfect balance of tension and refinement."
- Their Bated Breath
"Eskimeaux is a shrine to quiet exploration."
- Elizabeth Gunto, Philadelphia City Paper
"The album’s production is layered and lush, while maintaining a sense of sparseness. A lot happens under the surface of every track. ...There are worlds within each track to be gathered."
- Kitty Sneezes
"ESKIMEAUX is one of the most unique music producers I have come across over the past year and it’s exciting to think about where their artistic vision will take them in the foreseeable future."
- Through My Headphones
"This Philidelphian dreamwave duo serves up some of the finest gothic sound since the early days of 4AD. ... One of the finest cassette releases of 2012"
Human Kindness Overflowing (humankindnessoverflowing.bandcamp.com
) is a charitable label based out of Philadelphia. When you purchase this album from Human Kindness Overflowing, 50% of the profits go to feeding people in need through Philabundance. For every $2 you spend, you are purchasing four meals. To download this album, go to humankindnessoverflowing.bandcamp.com
BLIGHT. Records is a new cassette label started this year, 2012, by Benjamin Schurr and Gabrielle Smith. It is meant to be a meeting place and a vehicle for aesthetically like-minded, noise-inspired musicians and artists. Eskimeaux (self-titled) is the first release on BLIGHT.