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Emptyset - Skin [12'']

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Emptyset follow their acclaimed album Borders
(Jan 2017, Thrill 429) with a brand new 12''EP
featuring four new tracks that showcase the duo's
first work using entirely acoustic production
Skin was mastered and cut to vinyl by Rashad
Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin and is
pressed on virgin vinyl with free download card
Emptyset have performed throughout Europe in
2017 and will tour the US this Fall in support of
Empytset have performed at many high profile
festivals including Berlin Atonal, Unsound,
MUTEK, CTM, Sonic Acts, Berghain, Luminato,
Adelaide, and Bozar.
Borders was praised by Pitchfork, Resident
Advisor, The Wire, Uncut, FACT Magazine, The
Quietus, Exclaim, and AllMusic
Emptyset's James Ginzburg contributed a remix
to SUMAC's Before You I Appear EP (Thrill 434)
under his Bleed Turquoise moniker
Borders track ''Ascent'' was recently remixed
by Turkish artist Cevdet Erek. Erek represented
Turkey at the 2017 Venice Biennale and recently
contributed a remix to SAICOBAB's SAB SE
PURANI BAB (led by YoshimiO of OOIOO and

Emptyset stand at the vanguard of electronic music. With each
release, they stretch boundaries and explore new methods of
creating sounds with scientific precision. On their new EP Skin,
Emptyset (the duo of James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas) bring
together techniques they developed through their 2017 LP
Borders, exploring structural aspects of ritual music and nonWestern
composition and combine them with recent performance
work examining microtonal vocalization and acoustic qualities of
materials. This is the first time Emptyset has presented a body of
work using entirely acoustic production methods.
The compositions of Skin are all focused around structure, texture,
and rhythm captured through recordings of a custom string
instrument, drums, and physical granular materials modulated in
real-time, alongside tonal vocal elements. Through the continued
exploration of utilizing organic sources, Emptyset deploys minute
timbral shifts, and cyclic structures to monolithic effect.

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