James Ruskin and Mark Broom are veterans of the British scene since the nineties - with their joint project The Fear Ratio they explore their experimental side away from techno and house. Ruskin and Broom have created their unique style - abstract synths, heavy basslines, and arhythmic drums accompanied by atmospheric soundscapes form a unique take on experimental electronic music.
Their acclaimed debut album “Lightbox” was initially released in 2011 on Ruskin’s Blueprint Records, featuring remixes from Warp aficionados Plaid and Deadhand. Soon after they formed a long-lasting relationship with cult Manchester based label Skam, with the follow-up album in 2015 ‘Refuge of a Twisted Soul’. 2018 saw a four track ‘Live EP’ release made up of exclusive versions of their Autechre supporting slot at the Great Northern Warehouse in Manchester. Several years and various solo productions later, The Fear Ratio returned with "They Can't Be Saved".
With their album "Slinky", The Fear Ratio are breaking new ground in 2022 by incorporating features from British rapper King Kashmere into their music and teaming up with Berlin techno institute Tresor.