ABOUT ENSO ANIMA

 

Music, derived from early human experiences and representing both the beginning and end of life, brings foundations of meaning to our universe. An earthquake cracks the Earth’s surface with the same energy from which a new life is born; the Universe operates with flaws and beauty in perfect harmony. Enso Anima harnesses this worldly cycle and translates it into sweeping progressive post-hardcore with experimental elements, expanding over wide dynamic and stylistic ranges from gentle to aggressive. They explore different genre elements but are always driven by deep emotion, a strong groove, and the desire to explore and connect.  

The black circle found in Enso Anima’s logo is a subtle nod to their belief in the unending energy exchange between creation and destruction. Ensō (円相) is a Japanese word meaning “circular form” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. It symbolizes enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void, ultimately encouraging unabashed “expression of the moment”. Just like this definition, Enso Anima is both dynamic and focused, constantly driven to seek new avenues of expression, yet retaining solid roots in passionate and creative post-hardcore. The resulting sound is as cohesive as it is diverse, aimed to provide a means for people of different backgrounds to come together and enrich each other’s lives through collective energy.   

 “Just as much as we want to speak directly to people’s hearts through mediums they already know, we want to coax those hearts to grow along with us and embrace new experience, new communities and ideas,” says Enso Anima’s Whitney Schuster. If you find yourself searching for exciting exploration, as well as a deep sense of recognition, belonging and catharsis, Enso Anima is the band for you.