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WATCH: Faint Wild Light - 'Debris'
The Quietus , August 13th, 2013 10:17

Watch the video for the first track from a new project by Emptyset's James Ginzburg

James Ginzburg, co-founder of Bristol's Multiverse label collective and one-half of brutal techno deconstructionists Emptyset (click here to read our interview with them from last year), is set to release a debut album from his new solo project Faint Wild Light.

It finds Ginzburg shifting away from the purely electronic domains he's typically associated with, towards a guitar and songwriting-based affair - about as distant from the scorched demolitions of Emptyset as it's possible to imagine, it must be said - while drawing in additional instrumentation, piano and occasional, half-buried electronic rhythmic matter, in a manner that recalls at times the work of fellow Bristol resident Gravenhurst (of course, a good thing in our book). The album, simply titled Faint Wild Light, is set for release through US label Digitalis on 16th September. In advance we're pleased to be able to offer you the video for album opener 'Debris', made by James Ginzburg and Barbara Pocek, which you can watch via the embed below.

Faint Wild Light - "Debris" from james ginzburg on Vimeo.

Say the label: "The finger picked guitars are carried along by a monumental sound-wall of analogue synths, pianos, and strings, while the legacy of his Ginz guise is evident in the intricacies of the percussion arrangements. Rhythms are conjured from found sounds, clicks, taps, tape hiss; a drum kit fashioned from the sonic scraps on the cutting room floor. Ginzburg's particular fondness for the short stories of Cortázar and novels of Nabokov is evidenced by the narrative structure of the songs; vignettes without beginnings, middles and ends, meditations on golden days misremembered, modified visions of half-imagined pasts, all delivered with a hallucinatory, celebratory fervour."