07|31|08 Current bio
My life, my love, and my child, The Enright House was born in 2001 as a sleepy collection of field recordings and guitar loops in a cramped university dorm room in Chicago. Although I have spent most of my life in Europe and America, I have spent the last few years studying in New Zealand. Right now I am living out of a suitcase and touring the world, sharing my music with as many people as possible.
Sonically, my music is constructed from various materials: a passion for the derelict and broken, prolonged spells of depression and self-imposed isolation, a deep respect for classical music, a somewhat warped pop sensibility, and as much hope and idealism as I can muster on my better days.
Perhaps, as someone once suggested to me, it is a music best suited for rainy autumn-winter days, or for slitting one’s wrists, or for falling in and out of love and philosophizing about life, or simply for rolling around in your feelings like an Irish Wolfdog in the leaves of a forest park.
In performance, I currently incorporate mechanized drums, whispered vocals, synths, loopers, field recordings, poetry and a lot of guitars, the latter of which are typically manipulated with bows, bottle caps, glass rods, chopsticks, some love, some violence, and a handful of derelict effects. Sometimes I perform by myself, sometimes my friends join me.
Within the last year I released my debut album “A Maze and Amazement”, an Acoustic EP, various remixes and collaborations, as well as a split 7″. Outside of my bedroom studio, I also completed three tours of New Zealand (two of them with a wonderful band), played some exciting festivals, and was privileged enough to find people who helped me put together three gorgeous music videos.
Having resolved to dedicate my life full-time to The Enright House, I’m currently putting on the finishing touches to A Maze and Amazement’s follow-up album, touring the USA for three months, and showcasing my music at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Later in the year I am touring Europe until I either collapse or use up my remaining college trust fund. Whatever the future might hold from now on, there is no “plan b”, only a life, which, from now on, I plan to live fully.
My name, by the way, is Mark. Thank you for reading.
Be strong, be gentle…
[Last updated: March 10th, 2009]