“The Bristol sound scientists deconstruct their work. While perhaps difficult to entirely escape the dubstep heritage that saturates Bristol, over the past few years Emptyset, AKA Paul Purgas and James Ginzburg, have explored the possibilities of bass music by experimenting with the legacies of dub and techno. Perhaps better known as head of Multiverse, the electronic music publishing nexus, Ginzburg co-founded the respected Tectonic imprint with Rob Ellis in 2005. But as Emptyset Ginzburg and Purgas remain outside the dubstep lexicon, akin to its first generation of producers such as Peverelist and Pinch who have used the genre’s limitlessness to push other elements of electronic music to create new bass-driven forms. RA’s Todd L. Burns caught up with the duo yesterday as part of our Live Exchange series at this year’s Mutek festival.”
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