So excited to come home after a long day of shows and see that the new EP from Infinity Shred was not only released……..but released on Spotify. Yes…I am addicted to Spotify. It is probably how I find out about 80% of the new music I post on here and on These Old Colors Radio.
I heard Infinity Shred’s first single off this EP entitled “Wayfinder.” It blew me away. My roommate and bandmate, Mason, was in the apartment and I had to show him. I don’t get that excited about most music. This was a true revelation of magic in the form of audio. The buildup of the song to the double bass and guitar chugs sent chills through my body. I was hooked, but unfortunately I couldn’t find anything about Infinity Shred or more music. Trust me…I looked. But today is a new a day – and Infinity Shred has released a 5 song ep that is just as good as Wayfinder.
Listen to this album and listen to it all the way through. The songs complete eachother. The whole ep is worth listening to possibly all day.
“Through years of friendship forged on a shared love of skateboarding and screen printing, Damon Hardjowirogo and George Stroud originally founded the band in 2007 as Starscream. With the 2011 release of the ﬁnal Starscream LP, “Future, Towards the Edge of Forever,” came the addition of Nathan Ritholz on guitar as well as a collective yearning amongst the members for creative growth by exploring digital synthesis beyond the sole use of the 8-bit hardware as a means of composition.
The group creates multi-chapter electronic anthems inspired by the hopefulness of the space age tinged by the dark feelings that arise in the members when faced with the prospect that the human race may not ﬁnd it’s way in to forever. Additionally the band creates accompanying visuals for their live shows (performed by or with the help of artist Jean Y. Kim) that clearly illustrate the members’ love of skateboarding and the bands obsession with the aesthetic of the Italo Disco / Space Synth era.”
Click ahead for some little gems I found online…
I actually have never heard of the movie or the artist before stumbling over this article on Version Industries blog. As usual – if I don’t know a movie or how I recognize an actor I head over to the all powerful IMDb.
The synopsis for the film is “In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth’s plant life being kept in a greenhouse on board a spacecraft.” Kind of has me intrigued. Now I might have to watch it. I have so many questions…Why does the astronaut have orders to destroy the plants? Is he mad? Yea, I know you were asking those too.
I’ve only heard two songs off the new record, but I’m already super stoked about it. It fits the sci-fi groove very well. With the use of electronic elements and real instruments intertwined is what makes the songs worth listening to more then once.
A big letdown is that they can’t actually put the music over the film. I would love to watch it with their music embedded into the whole movie. It’s probably too late for that since it was made in the early 70′s – but if only right?
Read more about the artwork for the album and listen to another song after the break…
Two years in the making and CÉLINE DESRUMAUX‘s countdown to “Countdown” has finally ended (get it?). This video really brings out the astronaut in me, and the music – done by APPARAT – fits the space voyage just perfect.
[via Joshua Longbrake]
Chris Abbas made this stunning film using NASA footage from the Cassini mission. I would happilly watch a feature-length film of such a thing… like we sent an artist to Saturn instead of a machine.
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