Stage name of Alexandra Drewchin. Prior to releasing music as Eartheater, Drewchin sang and played electronics in Guardian Alien, a psychedelic outfit founded by drummer Greg Fox. Eartheater’s first recording was ‘Bird’s Eye’, an abstract indie rock single released by Custom Made Music in 2013. The single was just a warm-up for her subsequent material, which twisted elements of folk music, classical composition, noise, fluid ambient soundscapes, and even hip-hop into dense yet delicate collage-like pieces.
She started out posting music online, including a version of the song Babooshka in 2014. Her first album, ‘Metalepsis’, released by Chicago-based Hausu Mountain, followed in early 2015. It was followed later in the year by its sibling release, ‘RIP Chrysalis’. Both albums were met with praise, particularly from FACT Magazine, which named ‘RIP Chrysalis’ one of its Top Ten favorite albums of the year.
Drewchin spent the next few years working on new material as well as collaborating with performance art duo FlucT and starring in an opera titled ‘The Fool’ in February of 2017. In 2018, Eartheater signed to Bill Kouligas’ Pan label and released her third full-length, ‘IRISIRI’. Containing a greater presence of hard, fractured electronic rhythms and poetic lyrics that confront rape culture as well as claustrophobia, the album included guest appearances from Moor Mother and Odwalla1221.
- Eartheater. Allmusic website, retrieved 22 December 2019.