- Recording in some shape or form since I got one of these . Seriously doing it for the last 20+ years.
- I’ve worked on lots of record albums, tv shows and films. While working on these albums, tv shows and films I’ve worked with great musicians, horrible musicians, well-known musicians/actors, non-well-known musicians/actors, amazingly wonderful people and amazingly terrible people.
- I worked for years as a recordist for The Simpsons and King of the Hill.
- I’ve commited a lot of things to tape and disk. If you are interested in hearing any of the work I’ve done, just email me. I’m available to record your album if you see me as the person to do it.
Tate Eskew carefully orchestrates layers of swirling guitar, thunderous drums and haunting melody with explosive bursts of noise and disorder, forming a style distinctly his own. A self-proclaimed studio rat, Eskew labors endlessly in his own studio creating music that evokes such descriptions as “liquid flowing through a chaotic mess of lines” and “raw, with otherworldly sounds and atmospherics.” Complex declarations for complex music.
Eskew has spent years obsessing and experimenting in the studio, programming computer software and playing guitar, so it is no surprise that his music is constructed of stacked sonic building blocks. Through his singular style and studio proficiency, Eskew melds old and new musical influences into his own exceptional sound.
Eskew’s newest album, entitled Semiotics, is a work of astonishing expression and ingenuity. Intricate arrangements of guitars, distorted organ and drums frame Eskew’s intimate vocals, moving from delicate finger-picked notes to large rock crescendos, and back again. Songs from Eskew’s collection often start in a traditional directive but soon turn unexpected corners, later blooming into a wash of melody and noise. Throughout every track, Eskew’s obsession with refined composition and studio experimentation shows.
Semiotics, out now on progressive independent collective Functional Equivalent Recordings.
- I created Zero Art Radio in 1997. With the help of friends and our community we managed to keep it alive for nearly 14 years. It was a large part of the independent music community in the early days of online communities and helped shape the self-distribution paradigm during the time the project was alive. We’ve since moved on to building other communities.
- Part of the collective that has put Functional Equivalent Recordings out into the world. Visit the site for more information.
- Contributor (both testing and monetarily) to Ardour. Ardour is a free (as in beer and speech) open source digital audio workstation (DAW) software application. Visit the site for more information and to contribute
- Contributor to Ubuntu Linux and various other open source projects Tate’s GitHub