We are excited to announce the signing of Sensuous Enemy from Madison, WI. SE have been longtime friends since we met them in Chicago in 2011. They have been frequent contributors to our Electronic Saviors series and will be featured on the upcoming Volume 6. Distortion Productions cannot wait to help them unleash their new REBIRTH EP upon the world on Nov 1st with a follow up full length album in 2020.
More info about Sensuous Enemy can be found below!
Sensuous Enemy is a female-fronted darkwave electronic band led by the powerful voice of JAI, whose lyrics, melodies and soaring vocals stand out in the electronic scene. Sensuous Enemy blends driving drum sequences, EBM synth lines, orchestral strings, piano, and vocal harmonies to create a sound that stands apart. The band adds live electric rhythm guitar, drums, and brilliant lighting to create a sublime and compelling stage presence.
Sensuous Enemy is comprised of JAI [vocals/piano/lyrics], John Freriks [programmer/guitars], Bob Hensley [programmer/synths], and Katja Lunde [synths/guitars]. The band began in 2004 and released their first album ‘Deadly Sins’ in 2006 on Sonic Mainline Records, which won Best Electronic Album of the Year at the 2007 Madison Area Music Awards.
In 2008 Sensuous Enemy completed their full length CD "Fragments", which was recorded and produced by Wade Alin of The Atomica Project/Christ Analogue in Chicago, IL. “Fragments” was also chosen as one of the Top 10 CD's of 2008 by Madison’s Isthmus newspaper and SE won Best Electronic Artist of the Year at the 2008 Madison Area Music Awards. In 2009, Sensuous Enemy went on to win Best Electronic Album of the Year for “Fragments” and Best Electronic Song of the Year for “Over” at the 2009 Madison Area Music Awards.
All this only paved a stronger path for the band’s future. In 2010, Sensuous Enemy returned with a new EP, “Parity”, on the label Radio Active Music. “Parity” contained three original songs—including their club hit “Intentions” and their Goddess of Death metal inspired song “Kali”—along with numerous hard dance-floor remixes by artists such as Heliosphere, CTRLSHFT, and The Dark Clan.
In September 2013, Sensuous Enemy shifted gears into a more sophisticated and silky sound embodied in the digital release of their single track, “Sirens of the Sea.” This single was accompanied by killer remixes from I:Scintilla, Endless Blue, Loss, I.X.XI and Killcrop. It was only a preview for what was to come on their next full length CD titled “Voyager”, released in November of 2013. This time, their album was recorded, mixed, and produced by Dan Clark of The Dark Clan with vocal recording and mastering by Eric Oehler of Null Device at Submersible Studios. Voyager was released on their new label Nilaihah Records.
In 2014, Sensuous Enemy took some time off to pursue other interests, but now after a five-year hiatus, they are back together again making music and looking forward to releasing their next album. During the first half of 2019, SE began working on three new songs that will be featured on their new EP "Rebirth". This new EP was recorded and mixed by Jim Marcus out of Chicago, IL and mastered by Eric Oehler of Null Device at Submersible Studios. “Rebirth” is being released on Distortion Productions label managed by Jim Simonik and Chase Dudley.
SE has played shows across the midwest and on the east coast with Covenant, Assemblage 23, Imperative Reaction, Combichrist, Rotersand, Android Lust, Razed in Black, Iris, Caustic, Stromkern, Hungry Lucy, Null Device, The Azoic, C/A/T, I:Scintilla, and many others! They have also played numerous midwest music festivals such as Reverence 2005 - 2008, the Madison Electronic Music Festival, and Sound n Fury I and II in Wisconsin, WTII Showcases in Chicago, Elektrofest in Cleveland, OH and much more.