Empty / Surfacing
Album: Surfacing   Collection:General
Artist:Empty   Added:May 2010
Label:Aphotic Audio  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-10-03 Pull Date: 2010-12-05
Week Ending: Nov 21 Nov 14 Nov 7 Oct 31 Oct 24 Oct 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 16, 2010: Nothing Rhymes with SILVER
Forgotten Dreams
4. Oct 28, 2010: And Other Useful Bibles
Forgotten Dreams
2. Nov 09, 2010: Nothing Rhymes With Smorange
5. Oct 20, 2010: panic!~@$%
3. Nov 02, 2010: Door Hinge Rhymes with Orange
This Regret
6. Oct 13, 2010: panic
This Regret

Album Review
tony echo*
Reviewed 2010-09-23
Empty is an industrial/electro band out of Australia. CD is dark, brooding, industrial, brilliant. enveloping, ambient, and danceable all at once.

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1.** 3:02 mid/fast frenetic instrumental. dark and enveloping synth keys and string. upscale compex drum loops. Ends with a ringing siren that makes you think the buildup is coming, only to fade away.
2.** 4:57 chill/mid industrial. heavy, pounding bassline, sharp, complex drum loops. big, New Wave synth keys are haunting and sustained in some places and flutter in others. gritty, echoing, forlorn m vox evoke Trent Reznor. someone will make a ton of money remixing this.
3.** 6:25 fast, industrial vocals over drum-n-bass rhythms. haunting, dark sustained synth keys. ready for the club!
4.** 5:46 chill/mid, slower and more deliberate than #3. epic, smooth synth strings lead into dark bassline and electro synth keys. m vox are more distorted and subdued here. very cool.
5.* 5:00 chill/mid, classic 80s industrial keys over enveloping bass, less beat-focused than other tracks, although drum loops become more prominent toward the end. lyrics leave a bit to be desired.
6.** 4:29 fast, energetic, some trance/progressive influences with short chill intervals where the beat drops out. opens w/ dark synth keys leading into classic 80s industrial lyrics and processed m vox that are melodic and way less gritty than the other tracks. scattered uplifting strings. big winner.
7.* 4:43 chill and deliberate. very NIN. simple, dark, overwhelming synth keys, industrial drum loops; dark, hoarse m vox. keys become more melodic halfway thru.
8.* 6:02 chill, ambient, deliberate. tension between melancholy m vox and bass vs blissful synth keys/strings.
9.** 5:29 fast d-n-b drum loops that drop out in places in favor of upbeat keys. highly distorted, robotic m vox. keys range from dark to upbeat/progressive/Sasha-esque.
10.** 5:30 fast, methodical, melodic/progressive in some places and dark/industrial in others, uplifting overall. classic industrial/new wave sound, synth keys and rhythms recall New Order. loved it.
11.* 6:11 slow, methodical, dark, evil. robotic, dark m vox. goth/industrial. enveloping synth keys and pounding rhythm. wear dark clothes and pile on the white face makeup.
12. 5:05 chill pace, tries to be epic, unsatisfying.
13. 7:01 chill. opens with beautiful piano riff. m/f duet vox are sensitive, r&b-influenced, minimally processed, and overpowered by the instrumentals. unfortunately winds up sounding like justin timberlake and a low-end tina turner singing over an industrial beat.
14.** 4:21 slow and percussion-free. late-night ambient. sustained synth notes with sampled m vox here and there.

Track Listing
1. Deprivation   8. Locked
2. Never Get To You   9. Forgotten Dreams
3. The Centre   10. This Regret
4. Drift   11. Recognition
5. Inside   12. Breathless
6. Ignite   13. Frames
7. Underground   14. Internal