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Empty Bottle Review 10/22/2018

By Hope Taylor | A.F.T.A.

The Empty Bottle lineup on Monday took dystopia-synth pop and 90’s Industrial electronic to a new level! I enjoyed the eb and flow of each artists performance not only in matching sound, but in each ones intricate style and setup as well! Let me explain further...

Z. Soniat

This heavy hitting act nails down the term EBM - “electronic body music”. This is the first time I am hearing of this genre, “EBM” and I can only describe it as sounding industrial in nature with Kraftwork resembling beats, mixed with Dark Detroit Techno. The live performance was awesome, as well as intricate and left me curious as to how she hot wired up corded phones to change the pitch and frequency of her music!?

Check out more here: https://soundcloud.com/z-soniat


This guy really took me by surprise…In a good way! His quiet demeanor and look coming to stage does not prepare you for the intense industrial edge he brings. It’s like NIN mixed with Prodigy, mixed with every electronic 90’s heavy industrial synth influence all packed into one. For his performance he really went all out using a mix of live complex drum sequences, aggressive synths and a strong partially modularized vocal effect throughout the show. If you don’t know him yet, you’re missing out!

Check him out on bandcamp here: https://profligate.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR0P7sa6e_FN40yBZCpXNbN3K7wDyK-w8sAgPvGvqZqS4rmPyHOJZXQ0CYs

Jenny Pulse

This evening’s main event was Jenny Pulse, she was celebrating her Record Release show for the new album, Marmalade (out Friday, October 26, via New York label Drop Medium).

Her vibe is very synth-pop, meeting in the middle with an electro-indie house feel. The performance was definitely more calm compared to the other acts that evening. If your looking for smooth beats and breathy, dream-like vocals then look no further.

Check out her Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/spamoans?fbclid=IwAR1VEWHxqVA1xwGpZpxacN8OPJ1R4XG1LHOXDkZNiwFn1AtHCsb7rAM9JoQ

Gel Set

This artist has a beautiful, airy and subtly eerie voice that rings throughout her tracks. She combines this with a new wave feel, heavy synth sounds and hard experimental/industrial beats.

Check her out on bandcamp here: https://gelset.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR2-E8mCDn45IMPok5Z-Zspq_rRP67Aog5iMxsJIwrenri7dgTnycpXt2qY