You might remember we had Eskmo a year back (here). I wasn’t too sure about his Eskamon collaboration with Amon Tobin. He’s back in a new/old guise – Welder – and with a new album Florescence. There’s a track for you to listen and download. And this is much more interesting than the Eskamon stuff. It’s a strange lo-fi indie dance hybrid, although the record company call it glitchhopstep. There’s something uplifting about it.

Blurb: Brendan Angelides, aka Welder, is a California based artist more widely known in the music community as Eskmo. With releases under the latter guise on the labels of Ninja Tune, Warp and Planet Mu. Ancestor Media is the label he created as an outlet for his own personal creative endeavors. Past Ancestor releases include his collaboration with Amon Tobin entitledsimply “Eskamon”, and the well-received Eskmo EP “Hypercolor.” His “Agnus Dei” track was featured on CSI: Miami in 2009 as well as an episode of “So You Think You Can Dance.” Welder explores a different side of the sonic and emotional spectrum. “Florescence” is Brendan’s 2nd album under this persona (the first being a low key release in 2006 entitled “Vines and Stream” on Cyberset; a local SF based label.) While Eskmo traverses hi fi, twisted and bright outward explorations, Welder paints with washed lo fi instrument based ingredients, organic and digital. Weathered piano, warm strings, vintage drums, mandolins, synths and electric bass color the album. All the songs have a noticeable focus on recording room environments and the imperfections in the recording process, resulting in a very human, introverted yet gently playful experience. Written over the period of December 2010 to March 2011 after some major life shifts and emotional upheavals, the album marks a distinct step in the maturing of Angelides’ secondary yet equally important music persona.

Released by: AncestorsProtect
Release date: Sep 27, 2011
ISRC: US-AA7-11-00501

~ by acidted on September 24, 2011.

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