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With a vision to create something both cacophonous yet rich with a texture that compliments the sound of Daughters, after a year of collaborating with Fuzzrocious Pedals, Empty Glass was born.
Empty Glass takes the base circuit of Fuzzrocious’ M.O.T.H. and slightly alters it to expand its capabilities further. First, a dirty, monophonic octave up circuit slams the M.O.T.H., creating metallic, harsh octave up drive/distortion.
Via the DRONE footswitch, users can activate an oscillator with controls for the volume of the droning oscillator, a blend to mix the drive/distortion signal with the oscillator, and a drone pot to control the sweep of pitched oscillation ranging from the guttural revving of a V8 engine to the ear piercing screech of tinnitus.
This effect is featured on Daughters new record You Won’t Get What You Want, namely on the first track City Song.
“Ryan/Fuzzrocious came up with a modded version of one of his pedals that he thought might be a useful tool for Daughters. We traded the prototype and new ideas, back and forth, for nearly a year until I was able to sit down and begin applying the Empty Glass to this shelved self-referential percussion pattern. Empty Glass provides almost 100% of the music you hear in City Song – the challenge being in how to turn a simple drone tool into performative music.”Nick Sadler