Enigmatic News

News update April 13 2024

Friday April 19 will see the release of YOU WANT, first video from our upcoming album "The Hierarchies Of Angels".

Our new album will be available May 15 2024.

In the mean time.....Be enigmatic!

Next album news update February 26-2024 

The writing of Album #2 in now complete…12 songs…2 instrumentals…it is not a synth-pop album …it’s more progressive…it’s more RocknRoll…it’s a darker…very melodic…sultry album. Final arrangements in progress before we start mixing the colors of sounds.
Be Enigmatic!

THE ENIGMATIC HIERARCHIES OF ANGELS - Jan 27 2024 

Has anyone out there noticed the incredible amount of doomsday articles, blogs, comments, and editorials online? Perhaps due to the near apocalyptic social confinement of the Covid pandemic, billions of opinions are sprouting up like a mushrooms after a rainy day, all seemingly pointing at the end of time. Really? How imaginative! What an incredibly new concept! Wow! Sorry to burst your bubble but this idea of END has been going it all BEGAN, back in some lush garden in Eden, or as other more advanced minds prefer, since that chimp smashed a skull with a femur in Space Odyssey. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius said a few thousand years ago: Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

All this to say that Enigmatic Sound Machines have been spending a lot of time in the studio, pondering not only creating new musical horizons but also analyzing the state of the human condition, since we still remember as students in the same school, the valued lessons of Plato, Darwin, Descartes (yuck!), Voltaire and good old Blaise Pascal, most of which still cannot grasp the fundamental question that plague the human mind… Why?

Thankfully, as AI and other machines continually stretch the parameters of logic (gulp) and knowledge (emotionless, of course!), we can still lose ourselves in fantasy, laughter, and creative rebellion. By and large, Jeremie and Thomas spend a lot of their time laughing at pretty much everything, including each other, because there is that one definite besides taxes. In our latest creative sessions, our inspiration has come from awaiting the arrival of some saviour, knowing full well that Apocalypse does not mean the end but actually revelation. Perhaps even the surprise disclosure that humans can be quite stupid and even vile. Again, nothing new. As Madame de Stael (later swiped by Mark Twain) famously quoted “the more I analyze the human race, the more I love my dog“. Or Albert Einstein’s zinger “There are two infinites, the universe and human stupidity but I am not too sure of the first one”.

Themes that we were particularly fond of emanated from the decision to choose our next album title, “The Hierarchies of Angels”, making damn sure that both nouns are in the plural form, so as not to be perceived of not covering all the bases and leaving some extremist cherub out of the loop.

With potential titles like Killswitch, Inside Nowhere, Android Man, Sacrifice, Blurred, Stand…Fall, Slaves, The Preacher (featuring The Sermon), Walking Through Walls, Wish and Something Evil, as well as a slew of other compositions nicely baking in our synthesized ovens, the mood is definitely dark but nevertheless fun, as our positive demeanour and outlook on life (as well as our alleged maturity), gives us the license to be daring, dramatic, sarcastic, ironic, sardonic and yes, for all the kids out there: playful.

Stay tuned to the upcoming segment schedules for next month. Be enigmatic !


 

THE HIERARCHIES OF ANGELS 

For those incredulous few out there who may have thought that Enigmatic Sound Machines would be a
here today/gone tomorrow one-shot-wonder, not sorry to disappoint you. We are overjoyed to
announce that we have been working diligently on a second album pretty much since launching our
debut on September 1, 2023. Two primary reasons are at the forefront: first, the ongoing worldwide
acceptance of our first album Telepathic Waves has stimulated our confidence, therefore secondly,
opening up the creative sluice which is overflowing with seemingly endless inspiration. This next chapter
will surely blow you socks off, even if you are barefoot on the beach, sipping pina coladas and looking
out for sharks.
The title has been chosen as “The Hierarchies of Angels” and the track list promises to be devastating!
We will also be featuring some impressive guest talent, namely the legendary prog/fusion bassist
Hansford Rowe (Gong, Gongzilla, HR3 and many more), guitarists Shane Hoy (The Dylans) and Alain Roig.
The sophomore release will highlight an even more progressive slant, elevating the classic synth-pop
electronic style, adding often powerful, immensely elegant, and even surprising details to the mix. The
lyrics are at times shamelessly outraged, deeply introspective when required, while the production and
stylistics emphasize an overall more dramatic feel.
Scheduled  for global release in the spring of 2024, we are extremely thrilled at the prospect
of setting a new standard for modern music, as we remain devoted to our craft and growing audience.

Next Enigmatic Album  

Jan 11/2024  

Next album is progressing well, so far 11 songs recorded. Recording live bass with Handsford Rowe and guitars with Shane Hoy these days. Still working on lyrics. Working title for album #2 is THE HIERARCHIES OF ANGELS. 

The work is being done at MARS Studio, which is Jeremie's home studio…by the way, his dog's name is Mars ;-)

Regarding our first album, presently working on the video of Dead Can Dance scheduled to be released on YouTube early February.

Stay tuned ;-)