Artist
Label
Emptyset
Blossoms
Thrill Jockey
/
2019
LP (color)
26.39
Thrill 507-LPX / Includes Download Code
Ltd. clear vinyl
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Petal
2Blossom
3Bloom
4Pollen
5Blade
6Axil
7Filament
8Bulb
9Stem
10Clone

Emptyset, the duo of James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas, are tireless innovators at the vanguard of electronic music. Over the course of the last decade the duo have consistently applied new and inventive compositional tools to create art that is both unique and poignant. Blossoms was developed using cutting edge machine-learning technology, with the duo feeding a neural network sounds from their previous releases, as well as 10 hours of improvised recordings of raw materials, and processing that data into entirely new sounds. The result is music unlike any heard before, a true distortion between electronic and organic sounds manifesting as emergent non-human musicality.

Blossoms is a work built on hybrids and mutations, combining complexly synthesized audio with reverbs derived from impulses taken in architectural sites Emptyset have worked in previously. The assembled compositions are emblematic of Emptyset’s dedication to forward-looking sound and examine patterns of emergence and augmentation, fragmentation and resilience, and the convolution of biotic and abiotic agency.