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Enon - Hocus Pocus

  by Maarten Schiethart

published: 27 / 10 / 2003

Enon - Hocus Pocus
Label: Touch And Go
Format: CD


Attention-seeking, adrenalin-fed hip-hop on debut from Brooklyn trio Enon, let down a little by the album's poor sequencing

Brooklyn trio Enon are likely to gain a lot of attention. The adrenalin-fed hip-pop rock songs on 'Hocus-Pocus' have hooks, which challenge one another at around 110 beats per minute, and add to the urgent feel of the lush vocals of Toko Yasuda. On compact disc the sequencing runs through the tracks without a pause, stressing the hastiness of 'Hocus-Pocus'. With contemporaries around like Why? and CEX, to serve as comparisons, one cannot help but have the feeling that Enon deliver a neat jamboree but with hardly one original idea. A remark a little too harsh perhaps ,but the 'Hocus-Pocus' album title could do with more wit and a freer flow of ideas. While no single effort is wasted here, alas something went wrong with the order of the songs. To me, it rates 6/13 whilst it could've been 8/8. Fine quirky music on the first listen as it is, 'Hocus-Pocus' needed a refining touch to capture the wealth of ideas. 'Hocus-Pocus' truly is a great album for radio-programmers with little time on their hands. Enon help out quality deprived radio but could've done so much better for the home listener. The trio's going to be big. So often before have I felt like this.

Track Listing:-
1 Shave
2 The Power of Yawning
3 Murder Sounds
4 Storm the Gates
5 Daughter in the House of Fools
6 Mikazuki
7 Candy
8 Monsoon
9 Utz
10 Spanish Boots
11 Starcastic
12 Litter in the Glitter
13 Hocus Pocus

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