Eskimeaux Reissues Debut
Available Now for the First Time
on Vinyl and Cassette
“…an eagerness to take a backseat when others need her and a longing to still express her own sharp meditations on love and loneliness.” – Pitchfork
“You can tell that Gabrielle Smith’s one-woman band Eskimeaux belongs somewhere in the DIY matrix because there’s an instinctive intimacy to it.” – Stereogum
For the first time ever, Eskimeaux’s debut Two Mountains is now available on vinyl and cassette via Yellow K Records. Eskimeaux is the recording project of songwriter and producer Gabrielle Smith, also a founding member of The Epoch, a Brooklyn-based songwriting and art collective. Smith started using the moniker in 2007, releasing experimental and noise albums. Two Mountains marked a significant turn toward more structured songwriting for Smith who has since released two additional full lengths similar in genre to critical acclaim.
Two Mountains is a collection of dreamy, poetic tracks that beautifully conjure a sense of peace and solace through her beat-driven bedroom pop. The album opens with a wood flute, immediately establishing the experimental, folk-pop feel of the record. Smith’s airy vocals, minimal plucked strings, hazy synths, and reverberating percussion fill the album with spaciousness from start to finish offering a unique, all-encompassing experience for the listener.
Two Mountains was recorded in 2010 as a dialogue between Smith and Benjamin Schurr. As former collaborators living in different states, Smith and Schurr decided to try working together from afar. After finishing up each recording in different bedrooms between the Hudson Valley and Philadelphia, Smith sent them to Schurr in North Carolina to add the finishing touches. Once the eleven tracks were finished, “Two Mountains” emerged. Originally released only digitally and in a very limited run of handmade CD’s, Eskimeaux’s debut is now widely available for the public on vinyl and cassette thanks to Yellow K Records.