Oui Ennui’s work builds sonic mazes that lead listeners on a dizzying chase through instrumental hip hop, synth explorations, drones, zones, and everything in between. He’s a chameleon at times, shifting modes depending on where the muse lands, but always finding the magic touch that produces vivid images through sound.
One of the more quietly indefatigable figures of the pandemic, he’s released an album on every Bandcamp Friday for two years. His work has taken in a protean range of styles and concepts, from psycho-geographic nostalgia to character sketches of the animal imagination and his free-wheeling, confessional liner notes and regular newsletter updates are often miniature works of art in themselves. Oui Ennui is a ceaselessly inventive figure who should be commanding much wider recognition.