My life, my love, and my child, The Enright House was born in 2001 as a sleepy collection of field recordings and guitar loops in a cramped university dorm room in Chicago. Although I spent most of my life living in Europe and America, I currently reside in New Zealand.
Sonically, my music is constructed from various materials: a passion for the derelict and broken, prolonged spells of depression and self-imposed isolation, a deep respect for classical music, a somewhat warped pop sensibility, and as much hope and idealism as I can muster on my better days.
Perhaps, as someone once suggested to me, it is a music best suited for rainy autumn-winter days, or for slitting one's wrists, or for falling in and out of love and philosophizing about life, or simply for rolling around in your feelings like an Irish Wolfdog in the leaves of a forest park.
In performance, I currently incorporate mechanized drums, whispered vocals, synths, loopers, field recordings, poetry and a lot of guitars, the latter of which are typically manipulated with bows, bottle caps, glass rods, chopsticks, some love, some violence, and a handful of derelict effects.
Within the last year I released my debut album "A Maze and Amazement", an Acoustic EP, various remixes and collaborations, as well as a split 7". Outside of my bedroom studio, I also completed three tours of New Zealand (two of them with a wonderful band), played some exciting festivals, and was privileged enough to find people who helped me put together three gorgeous music videos.
Having resolved to dedicate my life full-time to The Enright House, I'm currently putting on the finishing touches to A Maze and Amazement's follow-up album, and, after moving back to Chicago in February 2009, I plan on touring North America and Europe until I either collapse or use up my remaining college trust fund.
My name, by the way, is Mark, and I would like to thank you for witnessing my existence.
Be strong, be gentle...