Erica Eso: One Hundred Years

Erica Eso is the newest “empty bracket, not an alter ego” fronted by New York-based experimental composer and synthesizer player Weston Minissali (previous stints include Cloud Becomes Your Hand and VaVatican; he’s also the co-founder of artist-run label Prom Night Records). Their debut song “One Hundred Years” is tightly controlled weirdness: Minissali’s falsetto voice flits between robotic and human as his synths meow and wail underneath the deceptive pop packaging—but it’s the piece’s constantly morphing nature that gets you to press repeat, again and again. The four-piece band’s debut album 2019 releases 16 October 2015 via Ramp Local.