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Aiming For Enrike: stream new two-part single Empty Airports

Aiming For Enrike
(Image credit: Photo: Veronica Van Groningen / Edits: Thor Merlin )

Norwegian ambient electro duo Aiming For Enrike have streamed their brand new single, which comes in two parts; Empty Airports Pt. 2 and Pt. 3, both of which you can listen to below.

The singles are taken from the duo's upcoming album, also called Empty Airports, which will be released through Jansen Records on January 20 next year

"A slowly growing, hypnotic and minimalistic track that goes through subtle changes in a musical landscape that is more ambient, melancholic and electronic sounding than our previous releases, " is how the duo, who recently appeared at ArcTanGent Festival and have toured with Leprous, describe the new singles.

Musically Aiming For Enrike take influence variously from the likes of Nils Frahm, Burial, Jon Hopkins and 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 seminal Music for Airports.

"Empty Airports is our most minimalistic and ambient record so far," the pair add. "Most of the tracks explore simple and repetitive musical themes over long stretches of time in a warm and electronic sounding landscape. Even though there is always a red line going through our discography, this feels like a pretty big change from our previous record which we basically think of as a dance record. Empty Airports is more of a contemplative, hypnotic and introspective kind of record even though it has some pretty danceable parts."

Pre-order Empty Airports.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.