The experimental duo's next full-length puts an emphasis on live performance.
In recent years Ginzburg and Purgas have had their hard-to-classify experiments in sound design issued through the former's Subtext label or through Raster-Noton. Borders, their fifth full-length and first since 2013's Recur, is their Thrill Jockey debut. We're told the album emphasizes a live approach, in contrast to the bulk of Emptyset's output to date. It features a couple instruments the two producers built themselves, "a six stringed zither-like instrument and a drum," together with their usual "analogue processes."
Borders will come on vinyl, CD and digital formats. It looks to be one of the first moves in 2017 for Thrill Jockey, whose release schedule this year has included Matmos' RA-recommended Ultimate Care II LP.
Thrill Jockey will release Borders on January 27th, 2017.