enola reven is the solo visual electronic rock project of vocalist and programmer/multi-instrumentalist HIMITSU, who does the majority of the production, video, and design alone.
The project began around 2018, after HIMITSU decided to stop pursuing activities as previous band -enig'ma.tic- because of hardships within the members' lives, and work solo.
enola reven is a genre-nonconforming musical project with lyrics that mostly confront negative and uncomfortable emotions, and express abstract concepts and deep philosophical topics,
blending in visual art as a part of that expression. Himitsu draws inspirations from numerous musical artists and movements, including Japanese visual kei, goth, darkwave, and ambient new-age music.
Much of Himitsu's lyrics, passion, anger, sadness and perspectives come from the experience of living as queer, trans, disabled American from a rural, lower-class family. Himitsu spent 5 years homeless as a young adult, and climbed up the class ladder to see society from many angles.
Many of the lyrics were written as poems years before enola reven came into being. Himitsu, and therefore enola reven, is now based in the US territory of Guam (a Pacific island 3 hours South of Japan by plane.)
The debut album, Disassociation Fugue, is a downtempo, emotional, tense expression of various mental illnesses that come from Himitsu's own experiences as well as those of close friends. A 2nd single and album are currently in the works.