Post by JAI
Award winning composer, vocalist, and superheroine
Photo by Grant Griffiths
Artwork by Katy Sewell
Recently, John Freriks, our programmer/guitarist, moved to Chicago to find work in his field of studies and to move on with his life in a bigger city. This venture will offer him many opportunities that he just won’t find here in small town Madison where jobs are few and people are vastly over-educated. We are truly happy for him and wish him the very best on his new path in the windy city. This does not mean that we won’t continue to write, record and perform music, it just makes it a bit more complicated.
It’s only been a few weeks and already one of the things I miss are our regularly scheduled Thursday rehearsals, the time when we would talk about songs we’re working on and ideas for our next CD, or about sound and lighting from the most recent events we attended or about the political landscape of America. It was the few moments of this particular day where I felt like all parts of my life came together and made sense, but now it feels a bit disjointed and I am struggling to figure out where we go from here.
We will continue to work together using the internet, various applications and communication tools in order to keep making music together, however, not physically being together to talk about all of it is going to be very difficult for me. I truly enjoy the intimacy and connectivity of the weekly rehearsals, getting together to chat about our lives and playing music together. Although my head knows this is a good decision for John, my heart says something entirely different.
With all the recent changes of John’s move and discussion on how we’re going to evolve Sensuous Enemy, we had to make a hard decision. Due to the direction we’re going, we felt the need to pair it down to the bare essentials in order to continue as a more electronic band with a cleaner sound. We thought long and hard about our decision and finally made the change last month. This doesn’t mean that we won’t ever use a live drummer again, but for now, we’re going to try it without one by programming more drum tracks and having our keyboardists produce synth sounds instead. We are grateful for the time and energy Chris Wenzel gave to Sensuous Enemy and we wish him the very best in his future musical endeavors. Please wish him a good farewell.
SIRENS OF THE SEA!!
We just released our new digital single EP “Sirens of the Sea”! The CD includes remixes from I:Scintilla, Endless Blue, Loss and Killcrop! One original and five remixes are FREE to download on our Sensuous Enemy at Bandcamp account. You can also pick it up from our Sensuous Enemy at Soundcloud account.
Thanks go out to Dan Clark of Listless Works and Eric Oehler of Submersible Studios for recording, mixing and mastering this fabulous single EP for us!
Our sophomore full length CD “Voyager” will be released this November 2013!!
We had a fantastic show on Saturday and really enjoyed sharing a stage and getting to hear some new music by Gentleman Loser with a special appearance by The Mad City Sister Nuns along with some really well done NIN covers by incekt! Shotglass Sally joined us with grinding for four of our songs and Mizz Lillzz did a couple of fabulous sword belly dance routines on the back stage during the intervals between bands. Also there were absolutely delicious KUPCAKES by Kate!
There was a really good crowd with lots of energy and friends we haven’t seen in many years. We showcased three of our new songs that will be on our new album “Voyager” coming out Summer 2013, which were a smashing success! We also sold a few CD’s, made some new friends, and only came away with a few minor cuts n bruises.
Our next live show will be with Thought Thieves in Minneapolis, MN at Ground Zero with Bondage A Go Go immediately following!
Sensuous Enemy/incekt/The Gentleman Loser along with special guests Mizz Lillzz Sword Belly Dancer and Shotglass Sally Grinder will be performing at Club Inferno in Madison, WI on Saturday, April 27th. Doors at 9PM, $7 cover, 21+ID.
Cyber Perversion Loki and Thor
Thank you to all of our darklings who made it to the 3rd annual Cyber Perversion show at Club Inferno in Madison, Wisconsin! We had a lot of fun with our Avengers costumes and we really enjoyed playing with our co-villains Cynergy 67 (Upper WI), V is for Villains (Chicago, IL), and AS/OF (Minneapolis,MN), along with DJ EfN (Green Bay, WI), and our very own DJ Psych0tron (Madison, WI). Thanks to Apollo of the Inferno for a great venue space and to Rooster for running sound for all of us.
We were able to showcase two of our new songs “Freedom from Religion” and “Sirens of the Sea”, we just completed this past September. Both songs went over really well and we received a few kudos for them. “Freedom from Religion” is a word speak with a melodic chorus. Since we have never done a song like this before, the style of writing and performance really shocked some some people. “Sirens of the Sea” is definitely going to be a dance floor favorite as many started bouncing as soon as it began. All in all, it was a really fun fest and we look forward to doing it again next year!
Over the next few months, we’ll be working hard to write and record music for our next CD “Voyager”. We’re excited to get something new into your hands by Summer of 2013!
We have a great show for you on Wednesday, July 11th at The Frequency, 121 W. Main St. downtown Madison!
This is an 18+ Show – $5 cover – Doors at 8:00pm
Cynergy 67 will be touring on their “Sinthesize Tour 2012” with special guests Madison’s very own Sensuous Enemy and…
The Jimmy Coffin (Sideshow) Infusion “I am the one and only Jimmy Coffin. I am a sideshow freak with tricks such as: Fire breathing, fire walking, fire eating, fire juggeling, glass walking, glass eating, bed of nails, human cannonball, Human blockhead,human bulliten board, Human dartboard, Geek, animal traps, straight jacket escape, eye hooks, finger smash, goldfish regurgitation, kiss of death along with some other misc. tricks, a true 10 in 1 one man sideshow, one of the last of a dying breed.”
We’re going to have a lot of fun at this one, so come on out and enjoy the craziness with us!
Post by John Freriks
Programmer, guitarist, geneticist
I recently put together a vBlog about how I program stage lights for “The Void”. You’ll notice there aren’t any vocals on this particular song, because we haven’t actually recorded them yet. We will soon rectify this!
Let us know what you think.
A quick video blog about our light setup, and a few minutes of the yet to be released track “The Void”