If you use Spotify to listen to our music there’s a couple of things you can do which will really help us. The first thing is to add our music to your collection. Next to each song or album click on those three little dots and choose “Save to your Library“.
Secondly, following us on Spotify is another big help and if you do it via this link here, we’ll send you a free download of Innocence, the title track from our new EP.
Releasing the Innocence EP just before the turn of the new year brought us, as is always the case with new recordings, an enourmous sense of weight lifting from our collective shoulders. We all feel very proud of the new songs and are looking forward to performing them live this year, expanding and opening up the songs even further.
As we’ve mentioned many times, these new songs were all born from much longer sessions of intense collective improvisations. My own personal vocabulary of improvisatory musical language took a leap at the beginning of 2017 after having attended a couple of terms of lessons at the wonderful Morley College in London, under the tutorship of Alex Haines.
Alex graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2013 with a first class degree in Jazz Guitar, and has since become a sought-after performer in many of the UK’s top jazz clubs and venues. As well as being patient and wise teacher, Alex’s playing is a thing of great beauty. Here he is, in a trio with Alex Munk and Nick Jurd, performing a piece called Robots.
When I decided to attend Alex’s classes a friend of mine casually remarked “Why do you need to do that? You already know how to play the guitar”… I didn’t mention that I felt that my own playing at the time was somewhat clumsier than I’d ideally like but I did reply that the process of learning never stops.
Alex, if you happen to be reading this, cheers mate. I’m still wilfully ignoring harmony, but at least now I know what I’m ignoring and why! Ha!
Here’s to the absorbtion of more wisdom and the further inflaming of neurons in 2018!
Our new EP, Innocence, will be released on Friday 15th December.
During our 2016 tour we stopped off at studios in Newcastle and London to record several hours of improvised music. The most promising lumps of sound from those sessions were excavated at the start of 2017 and Innocence is the first fruit to be assembled from the wreckage.
Four new songs for you: Innocence, Hot Strings of Love, Like A Dog and These Animal’s Eyes.
Innocence is intended as the first of two related EPs. A virtual ‘Side A’ of an album, with ‘Side B’ – a sister-EP – to follow in 2018. The cover artwork is by Harumi Foster.
Also due for release soon (on the 21st December as usual) will be this year’s Winter Solsticesong. For those of you who dont’t know – for the past seven years we have issued a new, longform piece of music every 21st of December. Every year presents a new creative challenge for us to bend and manipulate our sonic muscles for you in new and innapropriatly physical ways.
…Which is where the new one will live after it has hatched from its moist egg.
One more thing… There’s a couple of new(ish) shirts available from our merch store. The Lucky Beast shirt features Andrea Voisey’s amazing cover art from last year’s album and can be found here. And the Sonny Sharrock Was Right shirt can be found here, with all the proceeds going to the Youth Music charity.
We are pregnant with twins. We shall very soon be releasing an EP called ‘Innocence’ with another, as yet untitled EP to follow soon after. If you would like to assist the birth, please consider subscribing to us on Bandcamp.
You’ll be helping to fund the release of these and future sonic artifacts and in return you’ll get our entire discography, every new thing we make as it’s released, LOTS of exclusive music unreleased elsewhere and generous discounts on merch.
We are incredibly pleased to anounce that we are returning to The Wagon & Horses in Birmingham on Saturday 19th November.
We’ll be sharing a stage with local legends The Courtesy Group (Al Hutchins’ awesome band of rambling non-sequitur noizemeisters) and RobinPlaysChords (Mesmerizing textural songs from Robin Jax) from Coventry.
More info at the Facebook event page. And here is a map.
This sacred celebration of JOY begins at 8pm and continues until midnight. £5 suggested donation.
We have just recently published the second in our ongoing series of subscriber-exclusive releases.
‘Descension‘ was recorded live at the Vinyl Cafe, Deptford at the end of our March tour. To hear it (and everything else we have ever done or will do) join us as a loyal subscriber and know in your brain that you are contributing to the ongoing survival of our doings.
A little background information on ‘Descension’. On the 28th March 2016 we played a show in the basement of the Vinyl Cafe in Deptford, a truly excellent record shop and general hub of cultural love. In the abscence of a support band we elected to play two sets: one completely improvised/instrumental set and, after a short break for “human activity”, a performance of our latest album, ‘Lucky Beast’ in its entirety. Both sets were recorded direct to digital multitrack. Improvisation is a core part of The Infinite Three’s working process but this was the first time we had chosen to make music in this way in front of an audience. The additional electricity in the air from the bodies and brains of the crowd seemed to assist us in our aim to levitate towards the great cosmic womb that hovers perpetually above us. In short, we were extremely pleased with the result. We hope you find ‘Descension’ to be a rewarding and enveloping listen.