Infinity Girl – Harm

Screen shot 2015-09-01 at 08.05.40Just as you think you’re settling in for some pure, dreamy sounds, out of nowhere Infinity Girl hit you with some of the very finest shoegaze on offer and then go on to spend an entire album filling your head with ideas that’ll never be yet feel so close that you can reach out and give them a big ol’ squeeze.

What appeals to me most about this album is that, straight from the off, the vocals are given no special treatment and they come across as just one of the instruments being used to put these sounds together. By pushing the voice back into the mix, the band make sure that you know every sound is just as important as each other and that every time there’s a big hit it just means so much more than you ever thought it could. As you continue your aural journey through the album, the Brooklyn four-piece will mess with your head so much that you’ll think you’ve been on a nice long holiday into another dimension – one in which the walls make the most powerful guitar sounds every time you so much as touch them gently with your hand.

As noises swarm around the foreground and background, you’re left with that wonderfully disorienting feeling that can only be found when someone has melded dream pop (or whatever the kids are calling it these days) as perfectly as an alchemist would have to measure out his wares. There’s not a weak song to be found on the album and, while my personal favourites are ‘Locklaun‘ and ‘Dirty Sun‘, you can make up your own minds about exactly which track is best. Answers on a postcard.

Ciaran Steward

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