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FRANKE ENE

NO LONGER

EMPTY CELLAR


Format: LP
Cata No: EMP046
Barcode: 767870663819
Format: CD
Cata No: EMP046CD
Barcode: 767870663802
“No Longer is a suite of six absorbing, patient reveries
on conflicted concupiscence and encroaching darkness
by Berkeley songwriter Frank Ene, who composed the
material in a period of solitude following the demise of his
noise-pop group Pure Bliss. Ene abstained from socializing
to write the songs, venturing outside mostly to work in the
basement of a frame-shop or observe students on the nearby
UC Berkeley campus, vintage self-help paperbacks stuffed
in his pockets. When it came time to record, he opted to
play nearly every instrument himself. ‘Some songs are
affirmations,’ he said. ‘The saddest ones I can’t remember
writing, as if someone entered my mind and body in a really
brutal way.’
“Suffused with an atmosphere of slow-simmering tension,
No Longer traffics in understated grooves reminiscent of
latter-era Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, with Ene’s rich voice
somehow sounding at once wispy and full-bodied. ‘Flesh
In The Womb,’ one of the songs to feature songwriter
and Fresh & Onlys guitarist Wymond Miles, channels
the lasciviousness of Serge Gainsbourg as well as the
beguiling sparseness of Dean Blunt. The lyrics to ‘Housing
Alcove,’ a crushing meditation on childhood trauma, reveal
competing, interconnected feelings of vulnerability and
ambition (a duality captured by the evocative album art). A
dynamic, repeat listen, No Longer stands among the most
musically arresting and emotionally contoured Bay
Area solo debuts in recent memory.” —Sam Lefebvre

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