First Transmission: Aiming for Enrike, Front Runner.

Prior to hitting play on Pom Poko’s You’ll Be Fine (with finger-numbing incessancy) just yesterday, it had been some while since I’d heard the ‘energy and explosiveness’ that fellow Norwegians Aiming for Enrike, well, aim for set to song. However, Tobias Ørnes Andersen and Simen Følstad Nilsen’s Front Runner is considerably more fidgety – and with that, fierce – still, the Oslo-based duo’s latest proving loosely evocative of RocketNumberNine’s entrancing autoschediasm reflected back at the brothers Page in Battles’ seminal Mirrored of 2007. Ten years on though, Aiming for Enrike sound eminently capable not only of bringing themselves up to speed, but of setting a pace – and so too an understatedly virtuosic standard – for others to follow also…

Aiming for Enrike’s Bandcamp.