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What I do
I write an intensely personal music that's meant to touch and uplift sensitive and thoughtful individuals. Whilst my music is often steeped in melancholia and darkness, I try my hardest never to loose sight of sensuality, euphoria, and hope.
Perhaps it is a music best suited for lighting fires on rainy autumn-winter days, or for napping under the blurry sunshine of a spring beach, or for falling in and out of love and daydreaming about your life.
RIYL: M83, Eluvium, Shocking Pinks, Fever Ray, Joy Division, Sigur Ros, Efterklang, Bjork, Kid A & Amnesiac
File under: dream pop, electronic, euphoric melodies and climaxes, orchestral, ambient textures, blurry sunshine
The Enright House is the solo moniker of Mark Roberts, who writes an intensely personal music that's meant to touch and uplift sensitive and thoughtful individuals. Whilst his music is often steeped in melancholia and darkness, it's never long before the music returns to heightened moments of sensuality, euphoria, and hope.
Perhaps The Enright House's music is best suited for lighting fires on rainy autumn-winter days, or for napping in the blurry sunshine of a spring beach, or for falling in and out of love and daydreaming about your life.
Since The Enright House's first EP release in late 2006, Mark has released his debut album “A Maze and Amazement”, three additional EPs, various singles, remixes and collaborations, a split 7″, and four music videos. The Enright House also completed three tours of New Zealand, played some exciting festivals like SXSW, and, in early 2009, went on an adventurous 3-month tour of the USA.
After living in New Zealand for five years, Mark now resides in Brooklyn, NY, and is currently working on his second full-length album, In Perfect Blooms Of Color, due out late in 2010.
Press clippings for A Maze and Amazement
Some of the most innovative and beautiful music to emerge from these dark lands in many moons. - Cheese On Toast
A lyrical labyrinth of weird computer bleeps, pretty pop, indie cool and industrial electronica. - The Press
Lush flowing arrangements scattered with intensity... it’s wonderful. (8.3 out of 10) - Under The Radar (NZ)
It’s a languid dream, shifting between melancholy and uplift, heavy on mood and texture. It’s ambitious and gorgeous to listen to. - Lumiere Arts Reader
"We Might As Well Have Stayed Young" is a lost slowcore classic, glacially marching onwards with a simple yet haunting melody (...). A Maze and Amazement was sorely overlooked and deserves a wider audience. - WNUR 89.3
A beautifully crafted, sombre and atmospheric album... that is washed in lush arrangements. Light some candles, pour a glass of red wine and immerse yourself in this moody gem of an album. - NZ Musician
Any work that conveys any emotion as powerfully as this album does, merits a whole lot of attention, and if The Enright House continues on this path, soon they’ll be pretty difficult to miss. Don’t let A Maze and Amazement slip under your musical radar – you’ll be sorry you did. - The Silent Ballet
Podsafe 320k MP3s
Direct download: Darkwave = MC Squared
Direct download: We Might As Well Have Stayed Young
Direct download: Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! (Enright House Remix)
Want to download and share whole albums, EPs, and 7-inches? Visit www.theenrighthouse.bandcamp.com. Do you blog, spin, or would like a complementary download of A Maze and Amazement? Email me at "mark [at] theenrighthouse [dot] com" and I'll send you a download code.
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