Eartheater is Alexandra Drewchin, a New York based musician, artist, and choreographer who seeks on a daily basis to provoke classical and pop paradigms. Also known for her unhinged performances fronting Guardian Alien, Eartheater is Drewchin’s unshackled solo vessel, a deliberate distillation of voice, synths, strings, and electronic production techniques into short-form compositions teeming with crystalline details.
October 2016 saw the release of her second album in the same year on Hausu Mountain, RIP Chrysalis. Flowing perfectly from her debut Metalepsis, RIP is a stunning up step. At any given moment, an Eartheater composition reads somewhere between a folk song, a musique concrète collage, and a filmic suite fit to soundtrack a cosmic montage that only she can imagine in full detail. Her intricate ballad arrangements rise from standing pools of hi-fidelity synthesis, while her dynamic vocal performances span an untold number of tactics and tonalities. Drewchin builds layered electronic productions possessed of enough detail to constitute stand-alone worlds, each weighted thick with text and texture.
Possessed of a free-associative structure spiked with experimentations with the drone, ambient, and noise traditions, Metalepsis unfolds as a singular curatorial effort with Drewchin’s voice and devilish compositional details as its gleaming focal points. Eartheater is Drewchin’s personal evolution: as a musical process at once tethered to advancing technologies and to the flashes of humanity that escape between the circuits.
“It’s one of the best pieces of psychedelic music we’ve encountered, but even that genre tag feels limiting to Eartheater’s transcendent mysticism.” – FACT
“…bizarre assemblages of electric guitar and synthesizer samples that bleed and swirl into one another with the boundless energy of psychedelia, at once feeling like ancient rite and unabated innovation.” – SPIN
|08/04/17||Eartheater in Azores, PT||Tremor|
|28/04/17||Eartheater in Malmo, SE||Intonal|
|29/04/17||Eartheater in Mannheim, DE||Jetztmusik Festival|
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