コアメンバーP. Michael Gregoとtravisが1980年に結成、非常に高い音楽性を持つアメリカの実験ロックバンドONOの初期名作。1st [Machines That Kill People]は再発盤含め廃盤となっており、現在入手可能な初期作は86年発表の本作[Ennui]。ストレンジなパフォーマンス、騒音、インダストリアル・ポエトリー？、ゴスペル、演劇っぽい現場、実に様々な要素がどんよりと重々しく続き、しかしそれらを見事な展開力で一曲一曲しっかりと仕上げた大推薦アルバム。是非あらゆる方に体験頂きたい世界観。
After a grueling year-long tape transfer endeavor from the original reels, Primary Male is proud to announce the long awaited and obscure second full length by Ono, Ã¢Â€Â˜EnnuiÃ¢Â€Â™, is finally readily available for mass consumption. Originally released by Thermidor in 1986, the legendary experimental group from ChicagoÃ¢Â€Â™s southside expands upon their incredible Ã¢Â€Â˜Machines That Kill PeopleÃ¢Â€Â™ album three years prior while simultaneously experimenting with atmospherics and becoming further sparse in their compositions. Travis belts out his gospel-tinged Beefhart-ian sermons over a post-Throbbing Gristle clatter, fitting nicely on the shelf between Monte and Minimal Man (who really shelves by first names, though?), taking traditional hymns and filtering them through afterwar POVs, remnants of post-modern abstract punk and Western world queer counterculture. The theatrical attributes of the band shine heavily on Ã¢Â€Â˜EnnuiÃ¢Â€Â™, giving noticeable nods to Pere Ubu (the camp whom Travis cut his teeth with living in Cleveland during the seventies); however, scrambling the influences beyond recognition, leaving a trail for the listener to digest and conjure (think) they know where theyÃ¢Â€Â™re coming from. This was the last grooved document they released until reemerging as hidden gems of ChicagoÃ¢Â€Â™s avant-garde art scene in the late aughts (many thanks to Plastic CrimewaveÃ¢Â€Â™s investigation skills), reigniting the performance flame of the band members and exposing (corrupting/warping/inspiring) generations of fresh faces in the spaces and basements of the Chicagoland music sewers (not to mention playing at the cityÃ¢Â€Â™s best art museums and constantly being heralded in the press as ChicagoÃ¢Â€Â™s best kept historical secret). Ono continues to currently release albums on Moniker; their current heavily-stringed (yet ever shapeshifting) incarnation an Eddie Hazel-meets-modular-synthesis soup encrusted and fried with noise and theatrics, constantly outshining the young and the restless they share the stage/dirt floor with. Then and now, one of (if not) the best ChicagoÃ¢Â€Â™s weird punk/art world. This reissue is a collaborative effort by Galactic Archive and Priority Male, with arts preservation grant assistance through non-profit
Again, a dark exerimental electronics with ritualistic edges masterpiece
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