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Residents - Eskimo
Residents - Eskimo
Actor: The Residents
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2003     1hr 5min

Studio: Music Video Dist Release Date: 10/07/2003 Run time: 65 minutes


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Actor: The Residents
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 5min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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A Wonderfully Artistic Look at Eskimo Culture
Some Guy | South Boston | 10/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Apparently "Eskimo" was almost a nominee for Best Album upon its release. According to the Residents they didn't get on the final list, but they were invited to the ceremonies. After watching "Eskimo" you'll easily see why, and have to wonder why they didn't end up as a nominee, if not the winner. This little wonder is the visual interpretation of their album of the same name. It tells a number of stories of the Polar Eskimo. The stories themselves are composed of musical soundscapes and, originally, were accompanied by vivid linear notes. Now the notes are onscreen text and hauntingly vivid and beautiful imagery accompanies the stories. Everything has this sorta shimmery look which makes it appear quite arctic indeed. The stories are beautiful examples of an almost gone culture, and they make statements both on a way of life now gone and a way of life still trucking on solidly; our way of life. This is a piece of art in every way possible; which is also to say it is very nuanced. If you aren't into world music or studying other cultures, or you simply don't like Resident's instrumentals, then you might not like this. But for those who do... it's a great version of a classic, and it's also jammed packed with typical Residents easter eggs.... a Diskomo video, a number of old Eskimo documentary pieces (with new Residents scores) and other odd tidbits. A beautiful and haunting piece of art that really sticks with you for days after you've watched it."
Great White North, Residential Style!
S. A DUNN | Chehalis, WA United States | 04/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A conceptual work of brilliance! Eskimo is one of the Resident's finest works and a classic to introduce others to our Eyeball Ideosyncracies! This is the first album where our anonymous band takes on the personas of the classic eyeballs loved by conneseurs of the wierd the world over.

Relive the lives of Eskimos, throug the "eyes" of the Residents! Go hunting with them, live lives sculpted sonicly through musical landscapes of electronica. Feel the finely textured music wrapped around kinda "native" chants and gibberish!

The Residents sonicly take you on a journey here. This album is meant to be listened to when you can find the time to have no disturbances from the beginning to the end. It is your own imagination, guided by the music that creates the wonder experienced in Eskimo."