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Brendan Angelides, better known by his stage names Eskmo and Welder, is an American electronic music producer and composer.[1] He has released music on record labels such as Interscope, 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]

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Photo: Spencer Hansen
Background information
Birth nameBrendan Angelides
Also known asWelder
BornMassachusetts, United States
OriginCalifornia, United States
Occupation(s)Producer, composer
Years active1999-present
LabelsInterscope Ninja Tune, Planet Mu, Warp, Milan, Ancestor, Apollo
Associated actsAmon Tobin, Selena Gomez



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, a concept album about the sun, was released on Apollo / R&S records.[7] It featured the artwork of UK feather sculpture artist Kate MccGwire [8]

In April 2017, Interscope released the original score album written by Angelides for the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Alongside the score, it featured a cover song of Yazoo's "Only You" produced by Angelides for Selena Gomez.[9] Earlier in 2017, Milan Records released the original score for the Showtime series "Billions."[10]

Film / TVEdit

Eskmo is the composer for the 2017 Netflix Original series 13 Reasons Why and the Showtime TV series Billions.[11]

Social OutreachEdit

In Sept 2015, Angelides announced a new project entitled FeelHarmonic. Its 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." [12]

The Echo SocietyEdit

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 Joseph Trapanese, Rob Simonsen, Jeremy Zuckerman, Benjamin Wynn, Nathan Johnson, and Judson Crane.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Angelides was raised in a small town in Connecticut, which is located on the East Coast of the United States.[15]



  • 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)
  • Billions OST (2017, Milan)
  • 13 Reasons Why OST (2017, Interscope)


  • Bamboo Snow (2007) as Welder
  • Chalice Well (2008) as Welder
  • Purple & Orange (The Remixes) (2008) (as Welder)
  • Cloudlight / Come Back (2010)
  • We Got More / Moving Glowstream (2011)
  • 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. Archived from the original on 2015-09-26. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  9. ^ "13 Reasons Why (A Netflix Original Series Score) by Eskmo on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  10. ^ "Billions (Original Series Soundtrack) by Eskmo on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  11. ^ "Media". Film Music Reporter.
  12. ^ "Media". The Echo Society.
  13. ^ "Media". The Echo Society.
  14. ^ "Bios". The Echo Society. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  15. ^ Hatton, Kristian. "Interview with Eskmo". Milk Bar Mag. Retrieved 12 November 2012.

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