Human beings are not nature’s favorites. In Sexual Personae, Camille Paglia delineates this theory well, saying “We are merely one of a multitude of species upon which nature indiscriminately exerts its force. Nature has a master agenda we can only dimly know.” However if we look vice versa, nature is a favorite of Alexandra Drewchin.
Drewchin is one half of music duo Guardian Alien, but primarily she is Eartheater. Though at first note she could be branded a singer, there is much more to her than that. Her whole body is her voice, and she uses it as a powerful and influential device, forging a space for her work to be heard. As Eartheater, Drewchin has released two albums, Metalepsis and RIP Chrysalis, both critically acclaimed. Her sound is a mix of electric guitar and synthesizer samples that swirl together into something that could be characterized as psychedelic, with a touch of ancient folklore.
It is something very peculiar, eclectic and complex. Something cyber-alien-ish yet totally naturalized. In Drewchin’s words, “Eartheater is the type of project where “the experience”, past or present, is never obsolete and can always be referenced in the poetic mirage–it’s a conversation in search of elegance.”