enolareven needs a worldwide street team to help reach more fans and grow.
Do you live in a city or town with some live venues, bookstores, cafes, alternative fashion stores, etc. and a scene for alternative or experimental music and art?
Can you distribute flyers and posters for new releases or events?
Will you help?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Only the best candidates will be chosen, but Official Street Team members will become honorary Petals members at no cost and get to keep some promotional goods for helping enola reven grow!
enola reven is currently a solo project with session musicians sometimes recording. Most of the music and vocals are composed and recorded by Himitsu, who is influenced by a wide variety of art and music including classical, ambient, jazz, video game/cinematic, darkwave, alternative, synth-pop, 90's Japanese rock & visual kei, noise, and various subgenres of metal. enola reven's Lyrical topics range from personal and introspective to philosophical and sociopolitical, with the sounds equally as diverse. It is difficult to label the project as a specific genre. The name came from a concept that 'as long as you have music, you are never truly alone,' reflecting the way that music was always an important source of support and self-expression for Himitsu.
Himitsu is from the USA, and has lived in many different states due to low economic status that forced himself and his family as a child to move frequently to find work or affordable housing. The majority of his childhood and early adult life was spent in the small Northeastern coastal state of Delaware, which he considers his hometown. He grew up as a "weird kid", an outcast even amongst outcasts who struggled with mental health and relating to others in a time and place when LGBT (especially transgender) people were not widely known about, and so did not have any label to identify as until his mid twenties. As a young child, he was inspired by Metallica and Guns'n'Roses, often dressing up and playing a toy guitar or singing along. His first 'favorite song' was Tears for Fears- "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." Video games were introduced to him and his brother when they were 5 and 3. Sonic the Hedgehog's soundtrack and a synth keyboard were the first things that really made him want to compose his own music. He studied art and advertising in High School, and spent most of his spare time drawing and writing stories or playing with keyboards and the music producing "software" MTV Music Generator, as well as enjoying other video games and tinkering with computers. After being expelled for to behavior and low grades due to mental health issues, he went to a charter school where he met his first garage band - an unnamed hardcore/death metal band in which he played bass and did some backup vocals, and played a few small local gigs before a falling out between the members. He discovered his love for singing later in life as an adult.
Before enola reven, -enig'ma.tic- consisted of Himitsu and bassist/guitarist Kitty. Some songs were recorded and a music video was planned but never fully released (although a demo recording of one track was sent to fanclub members in 2021.) It disbanded due to Kitty's health, and Himitsu then decided to continue making music as a solo artist and stop putting his passion on pause to wait for the right moment. He released an experimental electronic album, SCI FI HORROR SHIT SHOW, several ambient electronic singles, and two video game music covers before the name 'enola reven' was first used.
The debut album of enola reven, 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. It was released in 2020 and follows the first release under the name: a cover of Silent Hill 4's theme 'Room of Angel' originally composed by Akira Yamaoka. A glitch-electronica single and another video game soundtrack cover followed it- 'Solitary Waltz', a dark ambient version of 'Kuja's theme' from Final Fantasy 9 with accompanying artwork.
Himitsu is currently busy as a college student and working on an illustrated fantasy/LGBT romance novel, 'Moonlight Dirge', as well as the new single, 'Paper Butterflies.' and hopes (but not promises) to release them before the end of 2022.