O 'Live At Third Man' 7"
Ó (formerly Eskimeaux) is the recording project of songwriter and producer
Gabrielle Smith. In it’s earliest days, the project was markedly experimental, the
work of an artist with a knack for ambience and a fascination with sound. The
next wave of material, most of what landed on 2011’s Two Mountains, didn’t quite
read as a solo project anymore and represented a shift toward traditional song
structures, albeit still happily atmospheric, nature-centered musings on how to
fi nd one’s place in the world.
Their live 7” features two intimate yet momentous songs, “Alone at the Party” and
“Broken Necks”, both from 2015’s O.K., the bedroom pop tour de force released
on Double Double Whammy Records. “Broken Necks” is notably arresting as the
fi rst 40 seconds is a fi nger-picked invitation to the audience to join in singing
the chorus, only to explode into full band ferocity with Smith’s saccharine, solid
vocals uniting naturally with her backing band, Oliver Kalb (synthesizer), Felix
Walworth (drums), and Jack Greenleaf (bass).
Catalogue number: TMR437
Label: Third Man