by Dorian Tocker
If you’re over the age of 18, here’s a reason to feel bad about yourself: InfinitiRock.
Why? He’s the 18-year-old artist behind the new record Music For Primordial Recollection aka Volume 14 of Asthmatic Kitty’s (the Sufjan Stevens-owned record label) Library Catalog Music Series. And you know what? It’s fucking awesome. Regardless of Infiniti’s age. His sounds and (more importantly) his ideas are mature, densely layered, and terrifically unexpected. It’s difficult to describe the music without simplifying it. Here’s why: Is it Electronic influenced? Yes. Is it Hip-Hop influenced? Yes. Is it classical-Indian influenced? Yes. Any other sounds you can imagine? Yes. (I’ll let Infiniti speak for himself–check out a sample from the album below or the whole thing HERE.)
I’ve “known” Infiniti for a few years now through his brother (and oft collaborator), Neil aka rapper Aviator. Hanging out in Neil’s dorm room at Boston University our sophomore year, he said to me, “Dude, you’ve gotta check out my brother’s beats—he’s only fifteen!” Well, little did I know that “Neil’s brother” had been making music since the age of five. So, it turned out this kid, five years my junior, already had a decade of music-making and experimentation under his belt. Needless to say, I was blown away (as the cliché goes: practice makes perfect).
With the recent release of Primordial Recollection, I’m blown away once again. It’s been an amazing pleasure to listen to Infiniti as he’s matured sonically, and I can’t imagine what else he’s got in store. I hope I’m ready.
Pick up Music For Primordial Recollection HERE
“Spirit Animal” from Aviator prod. by InfinitiRock