How can I
begin to describe 15 years of music history? That's how long Jim and I
have been making music together, as far back as 1986. What a beautiful
trip it's been.
I like the
way Jim describes the way we work. He says--
us, music is a personal exploration of mood, feeling, inspiration and
observation. We don't care about styles, genres, scenes, or fads. We
just do what we do with the equipment we have, and make it as good as
it can be. This means you won't find professionally produced,
image-enchanced MTV ready material here....
will find music that's honest and human. That's probably my favorite
thing that one reviewer said about us.
who have reviewed our music at various places around the web have
said things like--
"Lo-fi homespun folk music filled with
warbling vocals and drum pads. The music has an indefinable innocence
to it and with the names Jim and Stacy you almost want to invite them
over for dinner." - Listen.com
songs...sounds like the work of people genuinely interested in making
music as opposed to being a part of a scene or jumping on the
bandwagon." - Dead Angel Zine
"The more I hear from the Esch'es the more
I'm having to to have more and more. Stacy's vocals havea dreamy
quality with an edge that hits just right for me,while Jim tends toward
a more progressive production."
"Stacy could sing the phone book and make
it sound good..."
- Demo Universe
Stacy has a fantastic voice! I really like
the guitar work as well, and the songwriting is excellent." - Ray
I know that
doesn't tell you a lot, other than that some people who have heard our
stuff have liked it. I thought it might be fun, if anyone was
interested, to tell you more, when I get around to it. You can even
purchase The Rest is Silence
at Peacework Music Net.
For now, here's a "discography."
1988 - 1990
Stirfry, Beefstew, and Fried Ice Cream
1991 - 1993
Meet the Gods and Black Box
1993 - 1996
Two Blue Moons and Erase This Face
1997 - 2001
Lives, Snapcrackle Pop, Break Through Shine, The Rest Is Silence