IRISIRI by Eartheater; Bandcamp Link: IRISIRI
Number 19 in the wire magazine (@thewiremagazine) Top 50 releases of 2018.
I’d heard a couple of Eartheater, (not to be confused with the Swedish Sludge Metal Band Earth Eater,) songs when random shuffling, so I knew to a certain extent what to expect.
And, frankly, after a few disappointing albums, was really looking forward to something I would enjoy.
Thankfully, I did enjoy IRISIRI.
Eartheater, aka Alexandra Drewchin and associates, has a wonderful voice and an eclectic touch on arrangements and sonic environments. With Dub-like production techniques, the album feels alive, it is constantly changing, with sounds and events moving in and out of processing. I was continually surprised by this album, never knowing quite what was going to come next.
I particularly liked one track, which started with a harp solo and the musical track was slowly invaded by a seemingly unrelated electronic dance beat. It almost felt like you were listening to your friend practice their harp as an all night dance party raged in a nearby loft.
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