Enei – Rituals LP (Critical Music)
Posted by Adam on 3rd January 2016
It’s been over 3 years since Enei’s debut album Machines was unleashed and ever since then the Russian producer has DJ’d all over the world, released some cracking EP’s and gained a loyal (and very large!) following.
As such, the news that he would be releasing a follow up LP, titled Rituals, was met with great excitement and anticipation. We knew roughly what we could expect as there’s no denying that Enei has his own sound; its rough, techy and raw but never over the top. It can be beautiful and devastating at the same time – a point which was demonstrated to perfection with the lead single, Just One Look.
“Since Machines I’ve really tried to hone in on my production skills and have tried to progress more and more as a producer. Machines took me about five or six months to finish whereas this album took me over ten months, and around that same time it took me about five minutes to finish the drums but now it takes me about five hours! That sums up how much longer I spend in the studio tweaking away now. I’ve taken a lot of tips and tricks from Mefjus – his style of working is really cool and it was a pleasure working with on the album. I think that’s been the biggest step for me in the past few years and it’s enabled me to really improve the quality of my music.” – Source UKF
One of my favourites from the album is Bad Proof. Proper screw face music.
And there are some absolutely wicked little curve balls in there, this is another favourite. PEW PEW PEW!
In conclusion this isn’t just another in a seemlingly endless line of techy Drum & Bass albums that won’t stand the test of time – this is an excellently produced, perfectly executed and, perhaps most importantly, exciting album. It’s so good I even picked it as one of the best albums of 2015.
Enei – Vertigo
Enei – Bad Proof
Enei – Iron Curtain
Enei – Homeworld feat. Charli Brix
Enei – Lost World
Enei – Moment Of Now feat. Frank Carter III
Enei & Eastcolors – Jungle Business
Enei & Foreign Concept – Forgotten Planet feat. Peta Oneir –
Enei – Just One Look feat. Charli Brix
Enei & Kasra – Lessons feat. DRS
Enei & Mefjus – Dead Space
Enei – Brick Law
Enei – Between The Split
Enei – Two Faced
Enei – Analog Desert