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 Gabriella 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."
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.
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
released November 7, 2012
Lyrics by Gabrielle Smith
Music and production by Gabrielle Smith and Benjamin Schurr
Mastered by Ali Jaafar
Guest appearances by Darian Scatton (harmonium, harp), Stella Jones (clarinet), Sean Elligers (trumpet), and Steve Yankou (cello)
Recorded by Gabrielle Smith and Benjamin Schurr at Hollywood BLIGHT. in Philadelphia, PA in 2012