Graham Reid | | 1 min read
Infinity are guitarist/bassist, keyboard player Pateriki Hura and drummer Cameron Budge from, I believe, Hastings and this is their all-instrumental debut.
And you have to hand it to them, the opener is a spacious 11 minute piece entitled Infinity (they do seem to have a penchant for that word) which is three-part slice of enjoyably free-floating space rock which get tangentially David Gilmour in its final phase.
There's a bit of quasi-electro-funk here (Over the Grind with nods to Al Di Meola's more astro-fusion), A Summer's Tale hold down the bottom with a repeated bass phrase akin to Coltrane's Love Supreme, and there's a suggestion of West African thumb piano and juju guitar in the enjoyable and warm two-part Caris' Land.
The cover might put you in mind of the Underdog's Wasting Our Time album of the Sixties but at times they are closer to a more mellowed and chilled out (Hastings' better weather, right?) Human Instinct.
And mostly exploring a self-proscribed world of melodic and cosmic weightlessness (the standout Camerooned)
Infinity -- who as I suggested on radio recently (40 minutes here in after Liam Gallagher!) might need to change their name because a Google search won't easily turn them up -- don't shift music on its axis.
But there is something delightfully appealing about this for its diversity (which must recommend them to those looking for soundtrack musicians) and the fact that they just went out and did it.
To, we might guess, probably no great attention from anyone.
Other than perhaps Elsewhere.
Check them out at their website here.