Three years after RIP Chrysalis and Metalepsis, New York based artist Alexandra Drewchin aka Eartheater released her first album IRISIRI with PAN Music in 2018. Back in 2019, Then she shared the mixtape Trinity and the collaborative EP with the New York based duo Leya. Now she has announced a new full-length.
Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin is out on October 2nd via PAN. Composed, produced, and arranged by Eartheater alone, according to the press release, it draws a path back to the primordial lava lake from which she first emerged, as it also 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. Having fallen back in love with the idioms that first captivated her, she worked to crack open the techniques that had fossilized inside of her, while still seeking to apply the electro-alchemical knowledge she picked up along her journey. The result of a laborious revival in fire, Phoenix recontextualizes Eartheater’s combinatorial approach to production within her most confident abstractions, adjacent to some of her most direct songs to date.
“How To Fight” is the first excerpt. Listen below.