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Lost Marbles and Exploded Evidence

Lost Marbles and Exploded Evidence

by EnonEnon

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With a track listing that spans six years and several different band lineups, Enon's singles, B-sides, and rare tracks collection Lost Marbles and Exploded Evidence could have been too scattered for its own good, but it's actually one of the band's most enjoyable releases. There's something endearing about the twists and turns the band take as their music evolves from Believo!'s post-Brainiac spazz pop into the more stylish (but just as quirky) sounds of High Society and Hocus Pocus (the comp's liner notes give a playful nod to this evolution, marking the earliest tracks with eggs and tadpoles and the later songs with full-grown frogs). The try-anything approach on the whole collection -- even the tracks that don't entirely work -- holds it together and keeps it from sounding too exploded, despite the fact that the album gathers songs as disparate as "Marbles Explode," a skronky, Believo!-era artifact, and "Raisin Heart," a delicate, almost loungey track from a 2001 7." Some of the best tracks were "Songs of the Month" on the band's website: "Knock That Door" is quasi-Shibuya-kei that's as charming as anything by Takako Minekawa or Kahimi Karie, while "Adalania (Not So Fair)" is a piece of chamber synth pop that's kissing cousins with High Society's title track. These songs, along with the space invaders duet "The Nightmare of Atomic Men," "Tilt You Up!," and the gorgeous, bittersweet "Kanon," are as good as Enon's proper album tracks. Short bursts of sonic mischief like "Below Infinite Ways" and "Making Merry! Merry!" fill out the album, adding to its sugar-buzz-like rush. Given that it's an odds-n-sods collection, there are a few "off" tracks and a slightly random feel overall, but Lost Marbles and Exploded Evidence revels in its eclectic eccentricities and ends up being all the better for it. The first edition of the comp comes with a bonus DVD that includes the most complete collection of Enon's videos to date, as well as live performances from the Believo! and Hocus Pocus tours and candid footage of the band. The videos are the real draw, celebrating the band's eye-popping visual flair with clips like "Daughter in the House of Fools," which looks like illustrations come to life, and the live-action anime of "In This City." The "Mikazuki" and "Murder Sounds" clips suggest that Enon could very easily do a video album -- especially since this collection and its bonus material make such a fun, creative package.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2005
Label: Touch & Go Records
UPC: 0036172097623
catalogNumber: 976
Rank: 151478


Disc 1

  1. Knock That Door
  2. The Nightmare of Atomic Men
  3. Adalania (Not So Fair)
  4. Drowning Appointments
  5. Normal Is Happening
  6. Grain of Assault
  7. Genie's Got Her Bag
  8. Kanon
  9. Blow Infinite Ways
  10. Tilt You Up!
  11. Marbles Explode
  12. Raisin Heart
  13. Evidence
  14. Fly South
  15. Making Merry! Merry!
  16. Party Favor

Disc 2

  1. Daugher in the House of Fools
  2. Murder Sounds
  3. Mikazuki
  4. In This City
  5. Pleasure and Privelige
  6. Carbonation
  7. January 1st, 1999

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Enon   Primary Artist
D. Sardy   Bass
Steve Calhoon   Percussion
John Schmersal   Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals,Voices,Sampling
Toko Yasuda   Synthesizer,Bass,Vocals,Sampling
Matt Schulz   Percussion
Rick Lee   Synthesizer,Bass,Sampling
Jean Cook   Violin

Technical Credits

Vampires   Director
Paul Drake   Contributor
Eli Janney   Remixing
Juan Monasterio   Director
D. Sardy   Producer,Engineer
Josh Graham   Director
Greg Gordon   Engineer
John Schmersal   Engineer
Clark Vogeler   Director
Karl Erickson   Engineer
Enon   Contributor
Toko Yasuda   Engineer
Chris McClain   Contributor
Arya Senboutaraj   Director
Wilderness   Director
Joel Wilhemy   Contributor
Paul Cordes Wilm   Director,Contributor
Rick Lee   Engineer

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