Review: INFINITY SHRED’s “Long Distance”

Mogwai meets Aphex Twin? A homogenous mixture of post-rock and electronic music. Infinity Shred’s sound jumped out to me immediately; there aren’t too many post-rock bands that trancend the generalities of the genre.

With Long Distance, a NYC-based act firmly establishes themselves as an important factor in the post-rock movement. As opposed to a large majority of the expermiental/post-rock bands, Infinity Shred opts for a mix of long(er) and short(er) songs and polarising tempos. The songs generally start off with a steady rhythm, mildly effected guitars, and often keys, and you will be launched into a paroxysm of manic electronic drum beats and crushing guitars. This tactic is both fresh and powerful.

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This trio can pound five times as many climaxes as Godspeed You! Black Emperor in a given time space, and almost give you equal satisfaction. Certainly, this material lacks the epic crown that the aforementioned has encompassed, but if you’re in a time crunch, or you just want to get pumped, you can rely on Infinity Shred to give you a good fix of high-energy post-rock that will make you convulse with the rhythm. I would hesitate to use it for dancing though – the result would be more like a seizure.

All in all, this album points to a bright future; I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next. Long Distance is recommended to fans of experimental, post-rock and electronica alike. There is much to enjoy here.

Long Distance is available directly from the band here.