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Birth name Brendan Angelides
Also known as Welder
Origin California, United States
Genres Electronic
Occupation(s) Producer
Years active 1999-present
Labels Ninja Tune, Planet Mu, Warp, Ancestor
Associated acts Amon Tobin

Brendan Angelides, better known by his stage name Eskmo, is an American electronic music producer.[1] He has released music on record labels such as Ninja Tune, Planet Mu, and Warp Records.[2] In a 2010 review, rock music critic Robert Christgau credited Eskmo with "Just the kind of weird background music that's guaranteed to engross whenever you lend it both ears."[3]



Angelides' self-titled album, Eskmo, was released on Ninja Tune in 2010.[4] BBC Music said of the album "..Sufficient mind-melting invention here – prior reference points or otherwise – to render Eskmo a hotter property than that chilly moniker might immediately imply."[5] He released the Language and "Terra" EPs on Ancestor in 2012 and 2013 respectively.[6]

In 2015, his follow up album SOL was released on Apollo / R&S records. [7] It featured the artwork of UK feather sculpture artist Kate MccGwire [8]

Film / TV[edit]

In 2015 Angelides was hired as Eskmo to score the 2016 Showtime TV series "Billions" starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. [9] He is also scoring an indie feature entitled "The Master Cleanse." [10]

Social Outreach[edit]

In Sept 2015, Angelides announced a new project entitled FeelHarmonic. It's role being: "FeelHarmonic connects creatives, from a variety of fields, to collaborate on bringing the deaf community new ways to experience sound. It is the first community-based outreach program being launched under The Echo Society umbrella." [11] In 48 hours, the Facebook announcement video for the project showing elementary school children experiencing the FeelHarmonic presentation attracted 55K views and over 900 shares. [12]

The Echo Society[edit]

In December 2013, Angelides helped create a Los Angeles based collective called The Echo Society. Made up of composers, visual designers and engineers, the group has put on multiple events in various locations throughout Los Angeles featuring large orchestral ensembles mixed with electronic music. [13] Other notable composers involved are Joe Trapanese, Rob Simonsen, Jeremy Zuckerman, Benjamin Wynn, Nathan Johnson, and Judson Crane.

Personal life[edit]

Angelides was raised in a small town in Connecticut, which is located on the East Coast of the United States. He has often spoken fondly, in retrospect, of growing up in a fairly rural environment as a sort of incubator that helped him focus on crafting his sound.[14]



  • Machines on Task (1999, self-released)
  • Illuminate (2001, self-released)
  • Ascension (2003, self-released)
  • Vines and Streams (2006, Cyberset) as Welder
  • Eskmo (2010, Ninja Tune)
  • Florescence (2011, Ancestor) as Welder
  • SOL (2015, Apollo)


  • Bamboo Snow (2007) as Welder
  • Chalice Well (2008) as Welder
  • Purple & Orange (The Remixes) (2008) as Welder
  • Cloudlight / Come Back (2010)
  • Language (2012)
  • Terra (2013)


  • "Cliffside" (2005)
  • "Jetski" (2007)
  • "Speaking in Tongues" (2007)
  • "Hypercolor" (2009)
  • "Agnus Dei" (2009)
  • "Let Them Sing" (2009)
  • "Land and Bones" (2010)


  • Bar 9 - "Murda Sound (Eskmo Remix)" (2008)
  • Bibio - "Dwrcan (Eskmo Remix)" from The Apple and the Tooth (2009)
  • Spor - "Knock You Down (Eskmo Remix)" (2010)
  • Amon Tobin - "Ruthless Reprise (Eskmo Remix)" from Chaos Theory Remixed: The Soundtrack to Splinter Cell 3D (2011)
  • Hundred Waters - "Boreal (Eskmo Remix)" (2013)


  1. ^ Anderson, Rick (October 4, 2010). "Eskmo - Eskmo - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Glazebrook, James (October 26, 2010). "RA Reviews: Eskmo - Eskmo (Album) - Resident Advisor". Resident Advisor. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Eskmo". 
  4. ^ Ali, Reyan (February 25, 2011). "Brendan Angelides of Eskmo - Music - Interview - The A.V. Club". The A.V. Club. 
  5. ^ Kennedy, Adam. "Eskmo: Eskmo Review". BBC Music. 
  6. ^ Pollard, Vincent (November 1, 2012). "Eskmo - Language - Dance & Electronic Reviews -". Exclaim!. 
  7. ^ "Media". Discogs. 
  8. ^ "Media". Eskmo. 
  9. ^ "Media". Film Music Reporter. 
  10. ^ "Media". IMDB. 
  11. ^ "Media". The Echo Society. 
  12. ^ "Media". Eskmo Facebook Page. 
  13. ^ "Media". The Echo Society. 
  14. ^ Hatton, Kristian. "Interview with Eskmo". Milk Bar Mag. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 

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