One eskimO: New Music For The AV Set

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Though singer-songwriter Kristan Leontiou was already an established musician in the U.K., he was unsatisfied with his public image. In a swift and surprising move, he walked away from success to start from scratch. Leontiou joined three others to form the imaginative and (literally) animated group One eskimO.

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The members of One eskimO have been successful as both musicians and video artists.

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Teaming with Gravy Media, the group produced two short films to accompany several of their tracks. The videos were an instant hit, receiving several honors at film festivals and a British Animation Award in 2008.

The band's self-titled debut album is an audio-visual project, and includes a full animation. Still, while idiosyncratic, self-produced videos are a notable component of the work, the band's heart and soul lies in expressive music. One eskimO's songwriting is as joyous, imaginative and colorful as their films.

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