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Ascension Zone reviewed in Prog Magazine

Thanks to Prog Magazine for the enthusiastic review of Ascension Zone“Their most innovative recording so far.” – We are humbled and elated, despite the fact that the only progression in our music is that which hurtles us all towards the supreme non-space of hysterical nothingness. Love and Rage!

Ascension Zone is available as a limited edition CD or an unlimited download from here: https://theinfinitethree.bandcamp.com/album/ascension-zone

Ascension Zone is here

Our instrumental album, Ascension Zone is released today. It’s available as a limited edition CD and as a download from our Bandcamp page here: https://theinfinitethree.bandcamp.com/album/ascension-zone

Give praise to all the little animals and listen to it with your beautiful ears and brain. May the way out be as sweet as the way in.

It is also available from all the usual places one would expect to find such things.

Let us know what you think.
We are exhausted but joyful.
The pig’s head represents the destruction of ignorance.

AND.. If by some wonderful miracle you happen to be in the town of London tomorrow night, we shall be performing live at Electrowerkz. It’s a benefit show for Alzheimer’s Society and Zazimut and a tribute to Jim ‘Tornado’ Evans. Information here and here.

ABSENCE SPEAKS. NOTHINGNESS IS IMPORTANT.

Fuzzy Sun premieres Ascension Zone

You can listen to the title track from our new instrumental album, Ascension Zone, over at Fuzzy Sun right now.  Play it loud!

The Infinite Three release first track ‘Ascension Zone’

Ascension Zone is released May 3rd on Actual Size Music.

Ascension Zone Album Teaser

Our new album, Ascension Zone, is out on May 3rd on Actual Size Music. Here’s a short clip from one of the new tracks called The Eye. The video has some ducks in it.

Please do share this video far and wide. We’ll have news of a single from the album very soon.

Our next outburst of public self-flagellation is due to take place at Electrowerkz in London the day after the album is released – that’s Saturday May 4th. It’s a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society and a tribute to the late Jim ‘Tornado’ Evans.

As well as The Infinite Three, you’ll also be treated to some throbbing electro-punk from Das Fluff, dark atmospheric pop from Waterglass and skeletal creepy blues from Locks. Take a look here for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/342346849943844/

That is all for now. We are meek and await your embrace.
Your humble servants in noise and infinity,

The Infinite Three

Ascension Zone – Album Teaser

Ascension Zone is out May 3rd on Actual Size Music. Here’s a teaser video with a clip from the song The Eye. We hope you enjoy it.

New Cross Inn – Wednesday March 6th

We’re playing at The New Cross Inn next week, Wednesday the 6th of March. It’ll be our first gig of 2019 and we’ll be playing a long set with a few new songs. It would be splendid to see you there. https://facebook.com/events/347860489387524/

A New Album and Other News

Hello you good people. We have awoken from hibernation and have some very pleasing things to tell you about. Our next album, Ascension Zone, will be released in May this year.

It’s our first entirely instrumental album (not including some of the exclusive recordings we’ve made available to those of you who subscribe to us on Bandcamp) and we’re extremely excited about it. There will be some singles for you to hear before the release date – as ever, please join our mailing list to be kept abreast of our doings.

Innocence / Foam will soon be available in the USA on CD so if that is the country you live in, you’ll soon be able to order it from your local record store or purchase the album from CD Baby. As with the UK version, the CD will be a very limited edition.

Our first live show of the year will take place on 6th March at The New Cross Inn, a venue of legendary repute in London town. We’ll announce more details about this show as soon as we have them. We’re also very pleased to be performing at Electrowerkz again on 4th May along with Das Fluff, Waterglass and Locks. This show is a tribute to Jim ‘Tornado’ Evans and will help to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Tickets can be obtained here.

ONWARDS TOWARD DIVINE OBLIVION!

WELCOME TO EARTH – HOW AN OBSCURE SUPPORT BAND OPENED MY THIRD-EYE…

THE ROOM WAS ALMOST DANGEROUSLY OVERCROWDED, AND MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE, TO MY NAIVE FIFTEEN YEAR OLD SELF, LOOKED LIKE THE WEIRDEST BUNCH OF FREAKS I’D EVER SEEN.

Up until that point the only live shows I’d attended were local grungy guitar bands playing terrible cover versions to their mates in South London pubs. And then, one day in 1992 someone invited me to see Daisy Chainsaw supported by Elephant Witch at the ULU.  I guess me and my friends were just expecting another grungy rock gig, albeit on a slightly larger scale…

I still have no idea what the DJ was playing before the first band took to the stage, but none of it was familiar to me – I recall the sound of drum machines, unsettling distorted noises and atonal feedback and wanted to run to the DJ booth each time a new song faded in to ask him or her what it was. Which was impossible since by now we’d been pushed close to the front of the stage in a tightly packed sea of people. We were clearly going nowhere else for the remainder of the evening. I remember thinking momentarily “What if I need to pee?” and then immediately forcing myself to block this unrealistic notion from my mind.

Eventually the lights in this already pretty dark room dimmed further and the first band walked on stage. I say “band” but up until this time, the only bands I’d seen tended to consist of four or five guys playing drums and guitars. Elephant Witch walked on carrying two large metal bins and a bag full of bread.

This is where the weirdness levels began to escalate. I can’t remember when or how they started playing, like you can’t really remember the start of a dream. But their set consisted of two men dressed identically (red dreadlocks, dungarees) each carrying a megaphone, each standing on top of one of the big metal bins which had been placed at either side of the stage. There may have been a drummer somewhere onstage but by this time there was so much dry ice it was difficult to tell. An incredibly loud monotonous beat was playing which sounded like workmen disassembling scaffold in a wind-tunnel and the two identical red haired boys began chanting the words “WELCOME TO EARTH” into their megaphones.

At some point two women appeared in the centre of the stage. Both were dressed in huge wedding gowns and wearing gas masks. One of them took a loaf of bread out of the bag and they began to have a kind of tug of war, each violently pulling on one end of the loaf until it split in two. Then the other would take a new loaf of bread from the bag and they would again begin to pull the bread apart between them.

At some point I became aware of a strange sense of nausea. It was then that I realised that the only lights in the room for the last few minutes had been two slightly out-of-sync strobe lights.

I should point out that my memory of all of this is somewhat hazy so I might be incorrect about some of the details here, but the overall sensation of confusion, danger and disorientation coupled with the relentlessly hypnotic music – a constant drum groove with clashing metal percussion and tons of echo on everything, combined with the now incessant mantra of “WELCOME TO EARTH” – lodged itself into my brain like a religious epiphany.

Live music didn’t, it turned out, have to be a flimsy xerox copy of your favourite rock’n’roll heroes. It didn’t have to be long haired boys* singing songs about how much they hate themselves. It didn’t even have to consist of sounds that were traditionally considered “music”. It could be used to convey those subliminal mental sensations that exist between wake and sleep. It could create worlds, either utopian or dystopian. It could change the nature of immediate reality.

I’ve never heard anything else from or by Elephant Witch since then. I have no idea if it was some kind of one-off prank or a serious artistic endeavour. And to be honest I suspect that if I was to hear them now I’d find the whole thing a bit silly.

…But it was that culture-shock that my fifteen year old brain didn’t even know it needed that night. It was a spark. A first step** in a journey towards my own attempts at making music which tries to create worlds of universal joy, rather than obsesses on the tranient feelings of “I”.

I doubt that you’ll see The Infinite Three tear up a load of stale bread onstage anytime soon, but we do try our best to aim for that non-linguistic place between mind and matter. Feel free to pick up a copy of our latest album, Innocence / Foam, to hear how close we get.

Thank you for listening to my inane ramblings but, much more importantly, thanks for supporting our music.

Love & Rage

Dan

The Infinite Three


*I say this as a long haired middle aged man who, despite everything rather likes guitar music as long as it’s not too self-loathing.
**I’ve left out the much earlier first step of dancing to Adam & The Ants in my pants at the age of 5.

WINTER SOLSTICE XXI-XII-MMXVIII


 
As is our way, we present to YOU our sonic ritual to celebrate the new sun. God is a bisexual cat. Thank you for your heroic support of our work this year. We shall return in 2019 with two new albums, more tours and eternal vibrations.

Love & rage,

Dan, Sam, Paul.

Hypersurface – a solo album from Dan

We will of course be presenting to you our annual Winter Solstice track very soon. (Very soon!)  …We’ll also have an announcement to make in the new year about our next album – which we’re hoping to release early in 2019.

But before all that, I thought you’d be interested to know that I’ve just released an instrumental solo album. It is called Hypersurface. Eleven wordless songs/hallucinations which I hope you will find suitably cinematic.

This is what happens when Paul and Sam are not around to restrain my unnatural urges. It’s available now from Bandcamp only. It may well appear on all the usual streaming places at some unspecified future time.

You can get it right here: https://danielknowler.bandcamp.com/album/hypersurface

As ever, let us know what you think. As promised there will be some some rather more Infinite Three-specific news very soon.

Love & rage
Daniel Knowler
(Him what is in The Infinite Three)