This weeks pick to question existence comes from the London based, three piece “The Infinite Three” and with a name like that, they’re a match made in space for the playlist.
The Infinite Three formed in late 2009 by Daniel Knowler and Robert Allen after the demise of their previous group Leisur Hive, with bassist Sam McLaughlin joining a few months later. Allen was replaced by former GOD drummer Paul Middleton in 2012 who had previously worked with Daniel as part of the live Cindytalk line up.
Now for the tune. From their newest EP “Foam” (April 27, 2018) comes the droned out, shove it down your throat, noise-rock jammer “World in Your Mouth”. The song immediately pleased my senses. A punchy, gritty, distorted bass that dances in step, with the at times gently placed, verbed guitar track. I’m not sure what the sound source actually is, but there’s this “what sounds like to me”, over-dubbed block-knock I just love. It, as well as many other mostly subtle over-dubs/effects make the song interesting to listen to time and time again, each time catching something you didn’t hear on previous listens. I think my favorite part of the whole song (all of which I love) is right around the five-minute mark of the seven-minute, thirty second journey, it starts to swell into a whirling wave of killer bees and ending with a bouncing string sound that reminds me of the beginning of the song “Prison Sex” by Tool.
As usual, I leave you with the lyrics. What the song means is up you.
these tiny arms bring the clouds
to eat the world in your mouth
when it seems to need more than tongues
more fingers in the clearing,
you grope the sun you grope the clouds
you reach for machinery to block it out
less entropy when you’re around
hide our piles of clay in the town
drool like a snake
and chew the clay
drool like a snake
and chew the hay
complete the day
You can learn more about The Infinite Three here:
About The Curator - Jesse Albrecht
A lover of “dark” art. Graphic artist by day, musician at heart. Co-founder, Front-man, guitarist for the Alternative Rock-Folk band “Morosity”. Jesses’ currently living the small town life in Somewheresville, Wisconsin, where he owns/operates a small business and home recording studio. You can find out more information about Jesse and Morosity at http://www.morosity.com/