Atiq & EnKs >Fear of the Unknown< manages to hold the listeners 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.
Fear Of The Unknown : They are afraid of new ideas They're loaded with prejudices not based upon anything in reality. But based on: 'if something is new I reject it immediately because it is frightening to me' What they do instead is just stay with the familiar You know, to us the most beautiful things in all the universe ...Are the most Mysterious...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. They proved that electronic music is a never-ending universe of possibilities, but some are just wandering in it and others are experiencing it. Their album 'Fear of Unknown' is the perfect example of it. Are you afraid of the unknown, or will you embrace it?
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