The_Empath, also known as Mike Erkau, is an electronic musician with a passion for experimentation. Since his first releases in 1999, he has been exploring the boundaries of sound and has won accolades for his work, including the 2004 Congress of Media Award in the audio category. In addition to his own music, Mike has also worked as a media engineer and tutor, honing his skills in video technology and using his expertise to create visually stunning live performances. The_Empath’s music is a fusion of ambient and electronica, with organic industrial elements and a range of influences from experimental electronics to field recordings. His sound is characterized by complex rhythmic textures, crystal clear tones, and thrilling low frequencies, all masterfully crafted with dynamic precision. The result is a powerful and mind-infiltrating electronic compound.