Shaking Out The Numb

Publisher: Sylvan Esso

Critic Rating: 4.9/5


Shaking Out the Numb is an experimental podcast from music duo Sylvan Esso and Rumble Strip producer Erica Heilman. This innovative series weaves together found sounds from nature, conversations, memories, and songs from Sylvan Esso’s new album Free Love to explore the creative process and beyond.Buy or stream Sylvan Esso’s new album “Free Love” at

Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Thomas Adam Curry - Another Mag - Feb 2, 2021

"A short, whimsical and excellently made series, Shaking Out The Numb is a collaboration between music duo Sylvan Esso and Rumble Strip producer Erica Heilman. It’s energetic, richly musical and full of fun."

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Score: 4.8

Nicholas Quah - Vulture - Jan 20, 2021

"Shaking Out the Numb works out to be a fascinating package that’s dense with ideas, conceptually and sonically. To be sure, it effectively fulfills the role of marketing: I was left with the compulsion to immediately buy the record once I was done with it. But the show equally lives up to its self-description as an experimental joint. The quotidian nature of the podcast is really soothing. There’s nothing quite like it, and it’s just one of the many things that etch Shaking Out the Numb into your brain. …"

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