As Eartheater, Alex Drewchin is able to craft a gorgeous, psychedelic sound that is experimental, ethereal and futuristic. Her 2015 album Metalepsis really gave an insight into a future that is abstract and eclectic, bringing influences of folk, soul, hip-hop and rock music. This album is truly an exceptional body of work and will go down as a classic in modern music.
From the delicate, gorgeous harps on “MacroEV” to the electronic and guitar-driven melody on “Put A Head In A Head,” this album brings influences from so many different styles, but the album sounds cohesive. There isn’t one song that sounds out of place, as each track flows seemlessly into the next. “Sigil Life” features some haunting strings, bringing an eerie, unsettling vibe, something that reminds me of a Jonny Greenwood film soundtrack. The 10-minute “Orbit” features some distorted electronic synths and melodies that are almost overpowering, bringing this hectic energy to the track. The instrumentation almost sounds like its drowning from all the reverb on it, and “Infinity” ends the album with a stunning guitar melody that sounds fantastic with Alex’s sublime and stunning vocals. The cacophony of sounds on this album actually bring it together oddly, as there is an earthly, soulful tone that is just stunning.
Listen to Eartheater’s brilliant 2015 album Metalepsis below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Check out and buy the 2019 Vinyl reissue. Released via Hausu Mountain Records.