Led by heavy wobbly basslines and pulsing synth pads, ‘Fear of the Unknown‘ exhibits a dark yet airy approach to beat-driven electronic music, injecting each song with an unmistakable groove and flow. Striking atmospheric breakdowns facilitate transitions among the infectious beat movements, while subtle glitches and echoing snares accentuate the overall flow of each song. Sometimes brooding, sometimes wondrous, Atiq & EnK‘s ‘Fear of the Unknown‘ manages to hold the listener’s attention throughout with a steady and cohesive tapestry of expansive beatwork, contorted melodies, and enveloping atmospheres that all seem effortless and natural to these talented new Dutch sound designers. A remarkable and impressive debut, ‘Fear of the Unknown‘ burrows deep into the subconscious and ascends into an unknown inner universe. Do you fear the unknown, or will you embrace it?
Atiq & EnK‘s ‘Fear of the Unknown‘ will be available April 23rd, 2013 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats featuring artwork by shift., only from Tympanik Audio and Mindtrick Records.
"...(a) remarkable debut album." - Chain DLK
"Well executed and accurately building very nice, deep atmospheres." - Ad Noiseam
"A swirling mix of electronic, classical, trip-hop, dubstep and breakbeat influences permeate Fear of the Unknown, creating a wonderfully cerebral and intriguing experience." - Igloo Magazine
"...an entertaining album that delivers innovative ideas, which only a seasoned pro could pull off." - The Equal Ground
released 23 April 2013
All tracks written and produced by Atiq & EnK at The Mindtrick Studio, Rotterdam
Lyrics on “The Moment of Truth” written and performed by Mike Redman (Redrum Records)
Mixed by Pim Arnoldus, Guido Van Den Brink, Budy Mokoginta
Mastered by Rudy Mokoginta for Mokosound
Artwork by Timothee Mathelin (www.futurorg.com)
Logo design by Pim Arends