Alexandra Drewchin alias Eartheater is one of the leading lights in experimental music today. Whether it be using electronic or acoustic sound, Eartheater’s distinct musical code is defined in its rich harmonics, flexing between tension and release. Her insatiable curiosity and desire to deposit complex feelings, atmosphere, stories, messages, and mirrors in music has led her to being a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and director of many worlds. Her signature lazer whistle tone and octave-hopping vocals are often contrasted against deliberate restraint in her romantic, lavish, and sometimes cheeky records. She embraces the use of “ugly” elements in noise and emotion to amplify her ascent towards the ethereal.
Her latest album Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin, was composed, produced, and arranged by Eartheater, and testifies to the reincarnating resurrections the project has undergone over its first full decade of existence. While the album renews her focus on guitar performance and legible structure, Eartheater balances the unabashed prettiness of acoustic harmonic songs with the dissonant gestural embroidery of oblique instrumentals.
In addition to her own music, Eartheater has collaborated with a wide range of artists, from Grimes and Caroline Polachek to Show Me The Body and Moor Mother. She has lent her vocals to new songs by Yung Kayo, Tony Seltzer and LEYA. Eartheater has also composed original work for Proenza Schouler and the Alarm Will Sound orchestra.
This summer Eartheater takes her viscerally emotive live performance on the road for a series of shows and festival plays across North America and Europe, and Gressneralle will be host to one of her electrifying club-oriented sets where she will perform with her DJ, Sammy.