Infinity Girl – Harm (Topshelf Records)
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Brooklyn’s latest musical chameleons Infinity Girl fuse a multitude of sounds into an incredible piece of music, that shuns stereotypical need for genres.
The latest band to come out of Brooklyn, Infinity Girl originally made a name for themselves in the Boston underground scene before relocating. As their debut long player is released on Topshelf they kick things off in fiery form, opening up with the furore of Hesse, this attention grabbing blast of incomparable power sets up Harm perfectly. Laden with ecstatic guitar and filled with excitement, Infinity Girl immediately announces their presence.
This guitar heavy sound is what underpins Harm, yet they effortlessly combine a wide variety of sounds, from haunting quiet moments to outbursts of ear shattering noise. To the stable pace of tracks like Hold, Infinity Girl prove their worth and versatility throughout, for many records that attempt to combine such a variety of sounds the records often feel disjointed.
Yet Harm flows as a coherent piece of music rather than a collection of cobbled together tracks, as the synth led Not Man blends beautifully into the sweet shoegaze sounds of Liner. It’s a record that by design cannot be pinned down due to its ever shifting sound, one minute its filled with dreamy shoegaze beauty the next screeching feedback and pounding drums.
Records like this tend to be quick to show their weaknesses, yet there is something incredibly endearing about Harm. The different facets that Infinity Girl exhibits throughout are perfectly formed, succinct and exciting. All combined with their wonderful ability to combine all of their pent up angst and heart.
As they close out the record in a similar frenzy to which it started, Infinity Girl have thrilled, endeared and astounded us with their chameleon like musicianship. A record that really does transcend genre, throwing away the need for a category instead producing an exciting piece of music filled with exciting twists and turns as the tracks all perfectly complementing each other.
Infinity Girl can be found online here infinitygirl.bandcamp.com. They’re also on Facebook, and tweet as @InfinityGirl___.