Emptyset Mix 2012 by BOILER ROOM published on 2012/03/12 15:46:56 +0000 Russell Haswell - Ant Colony Featuring Eurofighter Typhoon F2 Flyby Bruce Gilbert - Oblivio Agitatum Front 242 - This World Must Be Destroyed Emptyset - Medium Andy Stott - We Stay Together Miles - Flawed Mika Vainio - It's a Muthang Emptyset - Monad Powell - 09 Mark Fell & Peter Rehberg - Zikir Jeff Mills - Rich Byetone - Opal Ancient Methods - Third Method Heiroglyphic Being - 2 Bath in the Black Sun Ancient Methods - Second Method Sleeparchive - Ronan Point Vainio, Vaisanen, Vega - Incredible Criminals Emptyset - Function (Roly Porter remix) Medium” arrives as the first non-studio based production by emptyset, recorded on location in the remote Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire UK. The collection of tracks explores the duo’s preoccupations with the elemental properties of sound and bare rhythmic structures and overlays it onto the textural possibilities of space and material. The project marks their first act of adapting their analogue based studio system into an architectural intervention, pushing extreme bass and feedback into the irregular spaces of the unfinished building. The rural mansion, which remains an incomplete remnant of the gothic revival and a place studied by both architectural researchers and psychic investigators, provides a rich source of texture as the sparse palette of sine waves and noise is adorned with the intricate details of the space. Medium emerges as an act of translation remodeling the house through sonic impulses into a state of audio, a fluid transformative gesture and a process mirroring the sonar impulses of the bats residing within Woodchester's rooftop sanctuary. ￼￼The project, supported by the Woodchester Mansion Trust, was provided technical support by the renowned Bristol based sound engineer Mat Sampson who managed the array of vintage microphones and preamps distributed within the building along with the central monophonic sound system. “Medium” will be released March 19th, 2012 on Subtext Recordings based at Multiverse in Bristol. It follows on from emptyset's second LP Demiurge, Roly Porter's landmark Aftertime album and a live recording by Paul Jebanasam.