Emptyset — Borders (Thrill Jockey)
(Ed. note: Check out Emptyset’s Listed, too.)
There is something to be said for an album that creates a
powerful experience that can barely be articulated. Dark and repetitious
vibrations have a way of rewiring the brain, making a simple and stagnant album
pretty darn infectious. The simplistic, drone like beats of Borders numb the
mind while freeing the body, so that each track is danceable and sedating.
Furthermore, the brooding, deep tone of the beats, paired with an added static
charge, are sonically rich and beautiful and draw the ear in.