“Juxtaposition” is exactly what it says it is: a refreshingly unique blending of styles, from acoustic folk/pop to electric rock and blues … richly textured guitar compositions coupled with unusually intellectual and introspective lyrics, sung with gut-wrenching honesty. The whole is much more than the sum of its parts.
Imagine some mad guitar wizard producing a hybrid of Ronnie Montrose and Leo Kottke … and then marrying it off to a wild siren sprung from the DNA of Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin. Their offspring might be Enigma.
Enigma is a dynamic performing/songwriting team out of Southeast Nebraska, but don’t hold that against them. (For more bio information, check out their website.) Guitarist and composer David Epp jokingly describes his work as, “a combination of mess and finesse.” An eclectic musician, Epp draws from a variety of inspirations to produce provocative works speaking to – and from – every corner of the soul. His inventive writing style and powerful expression provide a beautifully complex framework for vocalist/lyricist Carolyn Olesen, who herself is an amalgam of incurable rebelliousness and rigid discipline. Her lyrics explore joy and sadness, clarity and madness, past intermingled with present; from sassy to sublime, abject fear to just plain fun, Olesen’s poetry and delivery reflect the depth and extremes of human experience.
“Until This Is Over” was recently signed by Brandon Hills Music (BMI), LLC, of Brandon, WI. Publisher Marsha L. Brown will be submitting this tune for TV and Film through BMI and Sony/BMG of New York, and also through several producers in California.
“David and Carolyn are two extremely talented writers and performers,” said Brown. “Their music is uniquely original. They have extraordinary writing skills, and if you combine the voices of Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Melissa Etheridge and Sass Jordan, you will have Carolyn Olesen.”
Everything is interconnected. Nothing stands absolutely alone.