Weaving together elements of noise, free composition, classical, doom metal and a myriad of other influences, Ehnahre create unorthodox compositions that defy categorization. Their music sees the boundaries set forth by the genres that influence them and insist on pushing beyond them, resulting in complete avant-garde bliss. As is the case with their most recent full-length effort, The Marrow, which delivers something dark, sinister and unlike what most of extreme music has to offer.
Svbterranean recently caught up with Ehnahre’s founder and bandleader, Ryan McGuire, to discuss the new album, the avant-garde, poetry and more.
Halloween is upon us; that glorious time of year in which low-budget horror films are viewed, copious amounts of horrid candy are consumed, and “edgy” kids decorate their rooms with goofy macabre decorations raided from Spirit Halloween stores across the nation. In preparation for this beloved holiday, we at Svbterranean have something special for you weirdos.
Presenting Razor Blades & Chocolate: a new digital compilation with a cheesy name that compiles noise, drone, darkwave, industrial, experimental and generally spooky-sounding acts. This 90 plus-minute mixtape is the perfect soundtrack to your own grisly murder or psychotic breakdown. Check out the compilation after the break via Bandcamp.
As usual, if you enjoy any of the artists featured on this compilation, please support them in any way you can.
Painting with shades of Kayo Dot (of which the band has ties to) at their most outré and the visceral noise of the late Khanate, and fueled by elements of classical music, free improvisation and a myriad of other unorthodox influences, Ehnahre compose otherworldly pieces that spit in the face of genre convention with a malicious grin.
Since the release of 2008’s The Man Closing Up this Boston-based avant-garde act has become increasingly harder to define, showing that the band would much rather inch towards utter strangeness and obscurity than stagnate creatively. The apex of this continual sonic evolution and glorious deviance of music as a whole, at least for now, is reached on their fifth full-length opus, The Marrow; a wholly unique and delightfully unsettling sonic vision.