Eskimeaux has released her debut album Two Mountains 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 is a collection of dreamy, poetic tracks that conjures 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.
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.