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forformat That's how the perfect noise sounds!
Absolute love! Favorite track: ash.
Harrison Phinney
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Harrison Phinney it’s out early!! an all too brief excursion, but still welcome. ES never compromise and continue to speak a sonic language all their own. The textures these two achieve always floor me. Favorite track: rise.
Finn of Tomland
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Finn of Tomland Emptyset knows exactly how to deliver the very finest rhythmic distortion, noise and feedback that is like music to my ears.
So, whenever they make a new release i see to that i do my shopping and so far they haven't disappointed me, on the contrary.
A must have release.
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Deadpanist There's no two ways around it: I'm an Emptyset fan. This said, "Skin" and "Blossoms" had left me rather unfazed.. but THIS, this is a return to form, in a better, harder, more complex package tinged with industrial niceties. Not a lot of things make me smile these days, this does it in spades.
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s/emtex a/udio w/orks this ist just my sound...there's nothing similar out there. Favorite track: cinder.
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flame 02:14
ember 02:12
cinder 03:42
ash 02:53
rise 02:42 video


Emptyset present Ash — a new collection of sound experiments developed over the last three years and assembled in Bristol during summer 2023.

The work draws on the project's roots in structural percussion and physical sonics, employing spatialised recording techniques and an array of analogue hardware,evoking the transformative and sculptural properties of sound.

The release marks a return for the collaborative duo of James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas, following Ginzburg's work within the exploratory performance group Osmium and Purgas' extensive research into the history of India's first electronic music studio. It brings them back to Bristol where the project first began, channeling the echoes of the city's sound system culture and resonant musical continuum, anchoring their sound within its formative origins.

Launching on October 20th through Subtext Recordings as the 50th release for the label, there will be a series of live shows including Berlin Atonal on September 16th and London's Village Underground on November 5th, their first live show in the city in over a decade. Emptyset will also be bringing together a special day of sound and performance across multiple venues in Bristol planned for Spring 2024.


released October 24, 2023

Artwork by Clayton Welham
Press photos by Philomene Pirecki
Mixed by James Ginzburg
Mastered by Joker

Published by Multiverse Media Publishing
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