Emptyset Borders Thrill jockey Records
The Bristol-based electronic duo Emptyset are in a class by themselves when it comes to excavating brutality out of silence.
By its own description, the Bristol-based electronic duo Emptyset makes music as a meta-study of the relationship between sound, surface, space, gear, and process. Given how freely Emptyset’s Paul Purgas and James Ginzburg expound on those relationships in academic terms, you might expect the pair's work to drip with intellectualism. Between them, Purgas and Ginzburg actually do have academic backgrounds—in art, design, and music. So it’s no surprise that they’ve turned to spaces such as London’s Ambika P3 testing bunker for commissioned installation projects, and that such spaces have served as one of Emptyset’s primary habitats over the project’s 12-year history.