Brendan Angelides, a.k.a. Eskmo, is a San Francisco-based producer whose dubstep- and grime-influenced music takes a pop sensibility and adds a strange "X" factor. "Let Them Sing" mixes stuttering half-step drums and bass with a whirring melody; the tempo speeds up and slows down throughout the track while a chord hits repeatedly like a warm sunbeam. The intense, trance-like feel is broken when a vocoder vocal drops in for a makeshift chorus. It's an unusual track that coils and uncoils throughout, tightening and releasing the pressure. "From the Standpoint" mutates a meditative vocal into a weird, hypnagogic electronic melody, while chords spiral and drums ebb and flow underneath. Like "Let Them Sing," the song leads the listener through several stages, beginning with a massaging build-up, moves into a period of release marked by the sound of birds, and resolves in an extended vocal. It's an artful and arch take on the utilitarian grime technique of changing the track every eight bars.
A Let Them Sing
B From The Standpoint