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iNFiNiEN / Press

"Aquatica" begins on a chiming major-seventh keyboard lead as her voice dreamily pans from left to right and back again (listen on headphones!). The song swells and embellishes on this basic two-chord structure; riffs and sounds are progressively layered until the mix peaks steeply and ends cold and breathless. It's the Kid A-inspired constructions her old band attempted, but done with more redolence and sophistication... Calling it "fusion" isn't even entirely correct, since that smacks of cocktail parties and easy-listening boredom. This is the sublimation of styles, a group of highly trained players sacrificing their training for the sake of something more exciting."

“Philadelphia's iNFiNiEN take us on an enjoyable and eclectic whirlwind tour on this, their eponymously titled second album. With its roots in the jazz world, the album's music attempts fusions with various other genres such as psychedelic rock, straight rock, flamenco, other Spanish/Mexican derived and Eastern, as well as giving us a couple of samples of straight late-night club jazz.”

“If you’ve read a lot of my reviews and been observant, you’ll know that I really like music that combines disparate genres into a unique sound. Well, for that reason I think this CD is great. Actually, it’s very listenable, too – so that’s just one of the reasons I like it. The music here combines world sounds, jazz, progressive rock, space rock and jam band with some other minor elements to create a musical mélange that is challenging and yet accessible. The vocals on the CD call to mind Gwen Stefani at times and Tori Amos at others – and are different from either of those at other places. You’ll probably hear a lot of different musical concepts and leanings on this disc, but if you like adventurous music, you’ll love this one.”

"iNFiNiEN’s set is dynamic and energizing, with Loftus rolling her head and emoting like a languid seductress. The music is moody, jazzy, lounge-y and dramatic, with dissonant chords resolving into melody and tinkering Middle Eastern sounds. For most of their set, they’re joined by New Orleans saxophonist Kyle Cripps, whose jazzy playing adds another layer to their sonic creations. Their last track, “Perpetual Twilight,” is 10 minutes long, and devolves into a raucous, thrashing collage of sound. It’s the perfect end to a long evening, and I leave feeling like the possibilities for music are truly infinite."

The Phrequency.com
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