One of the most exciting new additions to the prestigious Samurai Music roster, Tokyo’s Ena has crafted a sound entirely his own, opening doors into dark, experimental planes of music. A major player on the Japanese underground scene for over a decade, his forward-thinking productions, for the likes of 7even Recordings, Samurai Horo and CX:Digital, permeate the edges of drum & bass, becoming something undefinable.
Today’s premiere, Binaural, is the second full-length solo effort from Ena, and also claims the title of first artist album on Samurai’s Horo imprint – a breeding ground of innovative producers such as ASC, FIS and Sam KDC. Promising to move further into “uncharted sonic and rhythmic territory,” the album offers harsh textures and grim, organic beats, often put together with found sounds. In a interesting and unique move, the tracklist for the CD and digital release (which we have here) is completely different from that of the vinyl 2×12″ LP.