One Eskimo

One Eskimo

4.3 41
by One eskimO
     
 
After scoring three U.K. hits as a solo artist, Kristian Leontiou ditched his record contract and reestablished himself as the leader of a moody, ambient band. One eskimO's mix of pop hooks and trip-hop electronics isn't entirely different from Leontiou's solo material, but it does sound like the work of a proper band, with the instruments

Overview

After scoring three U.K. hits as a solo artist, Kristian Leontiou ditched his record contract and reestablished himself as the leader of a moody, ambient band. One eskimO's mix of pop hooks and trip-hop electronics isn't entirely different from Leontiou's solo material, but it does sound like the work of a proper band, with the instruments often receiving as much focus as the vocals themselves. The production often occupies the spotlight, too; "Kandi" swaggers with a deep, bass-heavy groove courtesy of Faithless' Rollo, and "Givin Up" opens with left-to-right speaker pans before settling into a minor-key chord progression. Leontiou is a fairly soft singer, but he surrounds himself with beat-oriented producers and active bandmates, all of whom play well against his bedroom melodies.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/2009
Label:
Artist First
UPC:
0811771010408
catalogNumber:
101040
Rank:
6035

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

One eskimO   Primary Artist
Scott Addison   Guitar
Mark Bates   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Zac Rae   Organ,Keyboards
Kristian Leontiou   Keyboards,Vocals
Pete Rinaldi   Banjo,Guitar
Craig Dodds   Guitar,Keyboards
Martin Waugh   Guitar
Sonus Quartet   Strings
Jamie Sefton   Bass,Horn,Background Vocals
Adam Falkner   Drums

Technical Credits

Hugoth Nicolson   Engineer
Mark Bates   Programming
Grippa   Producer,Engineer
Zac Rae   Programming
Phill Brown   Engineer
Kristian Leontiou   Programming
One eskimO   Programming,Producer
Craig Dodds   Programming,Producer,Engineer
P. Taylor   Composer
M. Benbrook   Composer
Harlen   Composer
R. Armstrong   Composer
M. Bates   Composer

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One Eskimo 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
TravelerNY More than 1 year ago
I bought this cd primarily because it had the song Kandi on it. I got the song in my head and just had to have it. This is by far the best song on the cd, it's hypnotic and gets under your skin. I listen to it every day. This song has the potential to be a hit and make a name for this band. I am enjoying the other tracks as well. Givin Up is another song that is really good and Chosen ONe, UFO and Amazing. I am really enjoying the music of One Eskimo and hope that they continue to produce good music. I would buy their next cd.
BookwormNM More than 1 year ago
First time listener, now a huge fan! "It's amazing" is by far my favorite but I really like the whole album, a rarity these days when we just pick and choose songs!! "All Baloons" and "Kandi" are very easy to listen to and coming fast favorites too, they are all catchy and very soulful! A very nice relaxing CD throughout! I think you would be happy with this purchase! I am happy with the CD and hope to see them on their tour this summer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be very honest with you I am not a fan of this genre of music, so much to my surprise I really LOVED it. My favorite tracks are Kandi and Amazing. This was such a great CD
Evil_Hippy More than 1 year ago
I happened across this on accident on the One2One newtork and I must admit that One eskimO is not exactly what I would call your typical adult contemporary or easy listening album. Upon first hearing it was pleasantly surprised, being that generally I am not really a fan of this style of music. There is a cozy ambient feel to the entire album, leaving you somewhat dreamy as you listen. The acoustic guitar gives it a laid back folk feel and at times adds a somewhat fun element. Some of the songs seem to go on, leaving you hanging with no peak, even with all of the elements included in each song it somehow seems somewhat lacking in points. Strangely enough you are still left wanting more. Comparative in some ways to Dave Matthews, Tracy Chapman, and at times Dan Folgelberg, One eskimO offers something new and different to please your ears in a time when music is starting to all sound the same.
Assia11 More than 1 year ago
I received the cd from One2One Network .The debut album from One Eskimo boasts pockets of quality from the opener 'Hometime' to the closer 'Amazing'. Probably one of the first band's to include not only one Eskimo, but a monkey, a giraffe and a guitar playing penguin. confused? Well me too. The songs possess simple, yet beautiful lyrics akin to William Fitzsimmons and the album production has the quality of a Tom McRae long player, yet the final product does not have any of the depressive overtones associated with both troubadours. One of the problems with the album is that it may either be described as a laid back offering suitable for the likes of a lazy afternoon on the beach or, as coffee table music which can pass you by before you know it. The first single to be lifted from the long player 'Hometime' is a laid back affair which has dreamy backing vocals and some mellow horn playing. One slightly confusing point is to why this was chosen as the debut single and not 'Kandi'. The third track on the album opens with a hypnotic acoustic guitar line along with some subtle percussion and an inoffensive call and answer vocal lines which immediately drag you into the song. I have to say that my only negative point to the album is that towards the end of the long player you sometimes get angry from thinking that some scallywag has switched your new laidback One Eskimo album for a cheesy James Blunt placemat, particularly on track 'Chosen One'.
NorthernBookie More than 1 year ago
I received this CD from One2One, and from the first track, I felt like I was listening to an old friend. It says a lot that I listened straight through in one sitting, thoroughly enjoying each song. Lyrical, dreamy, smooth and refreshing is how I'd describe the CD. I appreciate that my whole family can listen to this together and appreciate the music without being offended by the lyrics. Yes, I'm an older listener, but my children ages 18 and 23 enjoy this CD as well. I'll be keeping tabs on One eskimO to see what they come out with next.
JessieO More than 1 year ago
For the past few weeks, I've had bits of a delightful, catchy pop tune stuck in my head. I was quite surprised when track 3 started and the tune I've been bopping to was "Kandi." This CD is a relaxing, whimsical journey. One eskimO has been playing in my car for the past week, and my road rage has reached epically low levels. It is next to impossible to be upset while the upbeat, dreamlike sounds of One eskimO floating around the car. The songs delight like fireflies dancing on a summer's eve. Highly recommended. I received a copy of One eskimO to review for the One eskimO project with One2One Network. This did not influence my review nor was I otherwise compensated for my review.
inarobn More than 1 year ago
Great studio band, May 20, 2010 This review is from: One Eskimo (Audio CD) I had the great pleasure of seeing them live in Tampa Fl. last night and the show was awesome. The albumn is much better then their live performance. Every track on the cd puts you in a relaxed sultry mood. The #1 hit Kandi you'll want to put on replay for about ten times and maybe just maybe you will tire of it. I love the whole album and wish them much success in the US. They do need to work on their repoire with the audience ( kind of shy, I guess ) Buy this Cd with no regrets of wasting your money.
crazeypoet More than 1 year ago
This album is perfect for listening while you're working, either at the computer or around the house. It just sets a wonderfully "chill" atmosphere. It's a nice, relaxing listen. It's difficult for me to choose an artist or band they remind me of though. In one moment, I'll hear a little Dave Matthews and in the next I'll hear some Coldplay influence. One eskimO is definitely not a copycat band though. They have a really unique sound that's cool and modern. I especially love tracks, Kandi and Astronauts, but I'm really digging the whole album. It's full of catchy pop songs you'll want to hear again and again! The One2One Network sent me a free copy of this cd to review, but I was not compensated any further and the opinions here are mine alone.
BookSake More than 1 year ago
This cd is great music to put on and have on in the background in the house. There are a few catchier tunes, which I find myself singing all day and night (especially Kandi which has been the most played song on all adult rock radio for four weeks). Other stand out songs are Astronauts, a very low key, gorgeous song and Simple Day which reminds me of a very muted Jason Mraz. The album as a whole flows together well, each song has it's proper place in the album and none feel like they don't belong. The last track Amazing, completes the album well and causes me to want to listen to the entire thing again and again.
DeborahSorrentino More than 1 year ago
I hadn't heard of this group before being given the opportunity to listen to this One Eskimo CD. This band is based in London and to me has a very easy listening quality. I enjoy listening to them while working on the computer or for some nice background music. It has a nice mix of male and female vocals that will appeal to many different age groups. Very happy I had the opportunity to listen and review this CD, it has become one of my favorites.I have also recommended it to many of my friends!
trista17pluto70 More than 1 year ago
When a band has a name like One eskimO, you know you are in for something different. Their self-titled album is very interesting, catchy and sexy at the same time. I enjoyed a majority of the album, in particular Chosen One was my favorite. Other tracks that are worth a listen are: Astronauts, Kandi, Slip, Simple Day, Chocolate, UFO and Amuzing. Give them a try if you'd like to hear something new. Thanks to the lovelies at One2One Network for the chance to listen to this album.
theresamoe More than 1 year ago
From listening to One eskimO's self titled album One eskimO, I can see that this band will go far and have a very successful career! The music is in a genre all on it's own and is very easy and catchy to listen to. My favorite tracks on this album by far are Kandi, Simple Day, and Chocolate! One eskimO's style will grab you hook, line, and sinker and have you begging for more! This is a must have album for any music lover's collection. And fair warning, you will find your self singing the songs off of this album through out the day!
SteelersFan79 More than 1 year ago
I never heard of One eskimO before but based on the band name alone, I figured I was in for something new and different. I was pleasantly surprised by this band and felt like the CD is something I would recommend. It has an easy listening style vibe and definitely offers something different from other bands I listen to. Chosen One and Amuzing were my faves but other tracks on the CD were very good, too. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something mild, pleasant, and soothing.
dajjnm More than 1 year ago
One eskimO newest released CD is awesome. Talk about toe tapping, thumb thumping relaxing music! I was so surprised that I liked every track on the CD. They've got some catchy intros-like Hometime and Astronauts that catch your ear and wait for the song to begin. This CD is the perfect disc to have in your car playing after a long, stressful day at work. The work commute will be tolerable and the stresses of the day will fade away by the time you get home. The music is prominent and the vocals mirror the music so perfectly. It is blues-y, pop-like and alternative all at the same time. It is also a great CD to have on while sitting on the deck with friends. The songs are easy to talk over but are great background music. I guarantee, feet will be tapping and hands will be strumming. I tried to decide what track was my favorite but honestly each time I listen to it, I pick a new one-that's how good this CD is!
imani66 More than 1 year ago
I personally found eskimO's debut, self-titled album to be quite a dreamscape CD overall. The sound is mellow, with a little blues, and a little pop. "hometown", and my personal favorite, "Chocolate" are especially intriguing. "All Balloons" is playful and very catchy. "Kandi", which has already garnered much radio-plau and commercial success, sums up the entire feel of the album, and I feel that this band has only just begun. Thanks! Your review is being processed. Your review will be posted on the site, typically within 48 hours. You'll be able to see the review either on the product page, or on your profile page. If your review has not appeared online and you'd like to know why, contact us.
Supernen More than 1 year ago
I was not familiar with this band until I listened to this cd. I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed the entire album which doesn't always happen. I did recognize the song "Kandi" although I rarely listen to the radio. Another favorite of mine is "Simple Day". "Astronauts" has a great mellow sound. The song "Chosen One" reminds me quite a bit of James Blunt so if you like that sound you will enjoy this one as well. Overall I thought it was a smooth sounding album that makes great background music while I work on projects.
NAZD More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of One eskimO for my personal enjoyment (thanks, one2one network!), and after a dozen listens I'd like to throw in my two cents: First off, I would gladly have paid retail price! In fact, I will probably be purchasing a copy or two for birthday and Christmas gifts this year; I can see these songs having a wide appeal. Kandi in particular is the song that I had been hearing everywhere, even before I listened to the full album. Once I heard Kandi, I understood why - it's a catchy tune that makes for great driving music. However, I would have to say that my standout favorite is the track Slip in terms of both lyrics and music. Other memorable songs include Simple Day, Amazing, Chocolate, and Chosen One. One eskimO has a unique sound, but the songs also feel somehow familiar. I found the majority of their tracks uplifting and relaxing, and the entire album makes me want to sing along, even though I'll never have a voice like the lead singer.
AMaly More than 1 year ago
Here's how your review will appear: Great first album!, May 31, 2010 Reviewer: AMaly (Long Island, NY) - See all my reviews I had only vaguely heard of the band before I received the CD from One2One network to review, and I'm so glad I did! I loved almost every track on the CD. Most of the songs are mellow and soulful with wonderfully insightful lyrics. The lead vocalist has an amazing voice and I could listen to him sing all day. My only one complaint was that some of the backup vocals seemed a little out of place on some of the songs. Some of my favorite tracks included Givin Up, a more upbeat song, and Chosen One. I believe this band is heading in a great direction and I highly recommend this album!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun and folksy type cd that appealed to my whole family. We enjoyed just grooving to the mellow tunes while my kids played and I made a meal.
shrimpshack More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this to review and I really love it. I'd describe it as somewhere between folk and pop, but very catchy tunes. Try it you'll like it.
smarker More than 1 year ago
I received this CD from One2One to review. I am so glad I did!! I have heard Kandi before but didn't realize it was them. Great mellow sound, I really like Hometime.
TBurton More than 1 year ago
I hadn't heard of One EskimO before I had a chance to review their album thanks to One2OneNetwork. It was a nice album that I could listen to in the car with my kids present without worrying about them learning something they shouldn't. There are a few tracks that I fell in love with Astronaut, Kandi, Chocolate, Amazing and Chosen One plus a few that I fast forward through. Overall I think the album is great for those days I want to listen to something mellow, which is often when dealing with 2 little ones!
FabFindFoodie More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to get a copy of One Eskimo's CD from One2One Network for review and I am completely in love! This CD is perfect for times when you just want to relax. Truly soothing music! Each song is really great...you'll want to listen from beginning to end. No skipping required! :) I highly recommend this CD to anyone that enjoys music along the lines of John Mayer or Five for Fighting.
elaincad More than 1 year ago
I have been listening to this cd for a couple of weeks now. The song Kandi has been getting a lot of airplay on the major Chicago alternative radio station I listen to. One eskimO has a unique sound . Very ambient music and the horns are a great addition to many of the cd tracks. Givng up has a soulful appeal to it and I love the horns and funky beat of Amazing. Very entertaining effort from this UK band.