Posts Tagged ‘Infinity Window’

Sightings: Human Teenager, “Whites (In General)”

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Human Teenager is the duo of Gary War and Taylor Richardson (Infinity Window), founders of the Brooklyn-based psych label Fixed Identity. “Whites (In General)” is a track from their upcoming debut LP, Animal Husbandry, slated for release in early 2012, label TBD.

A visceral, ambient/industrial, psych/noise, multi-layered speedball of analog synthesizers, drum machines, and samples, “Whites (In General)” buzzes us up while numbing us out. Adrenaline-pumping, high frequency oscillations, darting arpeggios, and sharply apocalyptic battle sounds juxtapose with warped vocal samples, slow drones, and slurred synths. The war of consonance/dissonance ends in Pre-Columbian America underwater ambience before returning to complete silence. Despite easy comparisons to both Merzbow’s psych-infused noise and Popol Vuh’s ethno-exotic ambient releases, this track is not an incarnation of the past, nor does it directly anticipate the future. “Whites (In General)” is about the present. With its derisive title, noxious vocal samples, and doomsday sonic imagery, it may suggest socio-political commentary– and its genuine immediacy calls for action now

Human Teenager, “Whites (In General)”

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Words: Mary Katherine Youngblood
Photograph: Fumie Ishii

Look for Animal Husbandry in early 2012. Check out Fixed Identity for War and Richardson’s label releases

Arthur Radio Transmission #5: Amor Apocalíptico, with live set by Wish

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Collage: In-studio photo by Anna Gonick and artwork by Wish

Last Sunday, Visitation Rites returned to Arthur Radio to celebrate the astronomical conjunction of the Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and President’s day, which just so happened be the release date for Excepter‘s almost eponymous new double L.P. Presidence (preview inside). Rather than make love songs the ordre du jour, we thought we would simply regale you with some tunes that have been pulling our heart strings of late. In the second hour, Zeljko McMullen of the music/visual/art collective Shinkoyo, and founder of Brooklyn’s Paris London West Nile DIY performance space, took us a thousand leagues under the sea of pop musical detritus with his electronic solo project, Wish.

Horizons: What, if any, are the Politics of Hypnagogic Pop?

Monday, September 28th, 2009

huge.84.423296The first thing I did when David Keenan’s hotly debated “Hypnagogic Pop” article came out in The Wire last June was log on to the Terminal Boredom message board–not because I read it all the time, but because it was the site where that debate began, as far as I could glean from a preliminary Google search. And the first thing I saw when I logged onto Terminal Boredom was a question that would make a really big imprint on my subsequent readings of the piece, partly because it was written in all capital letters and tickering from right to left across the screen:

Infinity Window: An Interview with Taylor Richardson and Daniel Lopatin

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Infinity Window is a bit of a game-changer. Not that there’s anything drastic about them, but listening to their atmospheric lull is bound to effect you. Try putting on “Artificial Midnight” on a late, dark Saturday afternoon with your friends, like I did, and see the change. If your friends are anything like mine, they’ll sink into the couch and won’t budge an inch. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t traveling.