With the impressively wide breadth of both analog and digital instrumentation, it’s hard to believe Native Eloquence is the handiwork of only one musician. Los Angeles-based Adam Hirsch peppers his dreamlike aural tapestries with unexpected flourishes: arpeggiated synths, hip-hop drums, hand claps, and guitars evocative of 60’s beach pop. Despite his diverse palate of sonic influences, Native Eloquence is consistent in creating a nautical dreaminess unique to his project.
“Jetties”, similar to Native Eloquence’s eponymous 2012 EP, demonstrates Hirsh’s talent as a multi-instrumentalist and background as a jazz musician. All of “Jetties”‘s sounds are intentionally maritime, lyrics heavily referencing the ocean (“when I’m the field at dawn and you’re the breaking sun / so much for my sea faring”) and delivered drenched in dreamlike reverb. The instrumentation is similarly reverberated – even the thunderous drums that appear later in the song sound distant and submerged. Ultimately, Native Eloquence is a self-contained ecosystem.
You can find Native Eloquence on bandcamp, or you can check out his label Stereocure.