Ambient post-rock duo Aiming For Enrike release new single

By Dom Smith
By December 12, 2022 Leeds, News

Maverick ambient electro duo Aiming For Enrike have released a new single ‘The Rats and the Children’, taken from their anticipated forthcoming record Empty Airports, released 20th January via Jansen Records.

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Feb 2: UK Glasgow The Hug and Pint

Feb 3: UK Leeds Wharf Chambers

Feb 4: UK London Signature Brew

Feb 5: UK London Crofters Rights

Feb 6: BE Brussels Le Lac

Feb 7: FR Paris Supersonic

Feb 8: FR Lyon Hard Rock Cafe

Feb 10: ES Tolosa Bonberenea

Feb 11: ES Madrid Wurlitzer

Feb 12: ES Barcelona Sala VOL

Feb 14: FR Toulouse Le Connexion

Feb 15: CH La Chaux-de-Fonds Bikini Test

Feb 17: SI Ljubljana Gala Hala

Feb 18: HR Zagreb KSET

Feb 19: HU Budapest Durer Kert

Feb 21: CZ Prague Underdogs

Feb 22: DE Leipzig Elipamanoke

Feb 24: DE Diez Gasthaus Schmidt

Feb 25: NL Haarlem Complexity Festival

It’s safe to say that Aiming For Enrike’s fame has come mostly thanks to their frenetic, wild and engaging live shows – having toured extensively in USA, India, Japan, Czech Republic, Norway, England and Germany for several years. Recently the duo have performed at the UK’s esteemed ArcTanGent Festival, released an acclaimed Audiotree session, and toured with modern prog titans Leprous.

Previously known for noisy musical transformations and frenetic sonic attacks, Empty Airports marks a significant tonal shift for Aiming For Enrike. More electronic, more atmospheric and massive, the new album delves more deeply in the world of ambient than ever before.

A reflection and recognition of the stillness of COVID-life, Empty Airports was recorded during the strange, silent lockdown months of 2020 and 2021. The most spacious of Aiming For Enrike‘s work so far released, Empty Airports is also the duo’s longest record, and their first double album.

Taking influence variously from the likes of Nils FrahmBurialJon Hopkins, Sunn O))), Empty Airports‘ title touches on the stopped nature of the COVID world, a sense of the post-apocalyptic, and is a tip of the hat to Brian Eno‘s Music for Airports record.

Another stellar release in the canon of an already well-regarded forward-thinking group, Empty Airports proves beyond doubt that Aiming For Enrike live entirely in their own universe.

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