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Eskimo Deconstructed (40th Anniversary Edition)

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Eskimo Deconstructed (40th Anniversary Edition)
Eskimo Deconstructed (40th Anniversary Edition)


The classic ambient masterpiece deconstructed - over seventy loops, chants, musical fragments and sound effects extracted from the original multitrack tapes and spread across four sides of vinyl..Re-construct and re-mix 'Eskimo' at your leisure! .A unique unwrapping of one of the great artistic achievements of 20th Century music. Also includes one hour CD of Arctic wind backgrounds.To celebrate the 40th anniversary of 'Eskimo' The Residents present a unique collection of the album's constituent parts, and encourage their public to remix and rework the album. Including over seventy individual musical elements, chants, loops and sound effects recorded on location by the group in the mid-late 1970s, plus a backing CD of Arctic wind noise, this remarkable set provides unprecedented insight into the three years' recording and construction of a legendary album, and an opportunity for fans to "walk around inside a masterpiece, the viewing angles almost infinite". Conceived by The Residents partly in response to their satisfaction with the successful 'I AM A RESIDENT' project and their fans' musical abilities, and with their own love of interfering with the music of their heroes in mind, 'Eskimo (Deconstructed)' represents a first. Never before has a band peeled back the layers of one of their finest works in such microscopic detail, and made those highly intimate elements available to the public to re-interpret as they choose. Sure, it's a classic, and this is undoubtedly sacrilege, but consider this a chance to screw with The Residents' music just like they've been screwing with everybody else's for almost fifty years now. Dig out your sampler and your turntables and dive in!'Eskimo (Deconstructed)' is the latest in a series of archival Residents reissues that will continue throughout 2019 and beyond. Look out for 'American Composers Series', 'God In 3 Persons' and 'Cube-E' sets, coming soon.


  1. Name
  2. Mysterious Chant #1
  3. Eskimo' Theme
  4. Ga Ga Ga
  5. Synthesiser Pad #1
  6. Neki Neki
  7. Six Inuit Musicians Impersonate The Residents
  8. Catch 'em Up
  9. Birth Field Recording Extract
  10. Mysterious Chant #2
  11. Album Finale Version One
  12. Ooh Wit Aah Stomp
  13. Ancient Whale Chant
  14. Something Interrupts The Chatter
  15. A Musician Plays Kooa For Us (At Daybreak)
  16. Hunt Field Recording
  17. Unknown Indigenous Poem & Synthesiser
  18. Crank
  19. Kooa Musician At Daybreak Take 2
  20. Meat
  21. The Residents Rehearse An Old Northwestern Play
  22. Mysterious/Indigenous Song
  23. Album Finale Version Two
  24. North Western Poem #1
  25. Residents Poem #1
  26. Dodgers All The Way!
  27. Break
  28. Commercial Chant
  29. Studio Argument
  30. North Western Poem #2
  31. Squeeze
  32. Indigenous Chant #1
  33. Two Amused Hunters Impersonate The Residents
  34. Asked
  35. Driven
  36. An Amused Hunter Impersonates Player
  37. Life
  38. We Don't Know How To Prey
  39. Commercial Rhythm & Pooeye
  40. Train Ride
  41. Rounding Up Hunters
  42. Creaking In The Wind
  43. Wounded And Dragged Ashore
  44. Synthesiser Pad #2 And Whistlin'
  45. Floating Downstream
  46. Water's Edge Ritual And Overdubs
  47. An Excited Welcome!
  48. Drone Piece #1
  49. Segook And Ooluksak Rehearsal
  50. Tape Speed Play Improv
  51. The Hunt Accelerates Towards A Kill
  52. Twinklz
  53. Possibly Another Birth
  54. Dogs
  55. A Communal Clapalong
  56. Drone Piece #2
  57. Angakok Sermon
  58. Whistle While You Walk
  59. The Residents Greeted One By One
  60. Water's Edge Field Recording
  61. Atseak Orchestra
  62. Synth Bang
  63. Grumbling
  64. Synth Swell
  65. Bells And Whistles Rhythm
  66. Bell
  67. The Sled Chase
  68. Sonar Communications
  69. Drums And Horns
  70. Low Synth Rises Up
  71. Sedrak Piece Draws A Crowd
  72. We All Stomp
  73. The Lone Lookout
  74. Somebody's Abstract Piece
  75. Arctic Field Recording
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