iNFiNiEN

by iNFiNiEN

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    Our first full album. You can begin to hear our departure from the first EP where we start to experiment more with form and improvisation. Includes the hit singles Aquatica, Spiritual Rats and Despierta.

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1.
take me to the moon I know when I'm with you I can go anywhere I want to We'll Soar Take to outer space Flow through my veins Pull me out of body Explore Take to outer space Far beyond all space and time your superpowers have led me to mine You've helped me learn there's no need to try I'll ride the waves you leave behind Stoned by your magic, I'm lost in your beauty I disappear as music consumes me
2.
Aquatica 05:54
Empires are bound to fall Now we're drifting on the sea I smile as the water covers me Just like waves we crash into unity and as I'm drowning slowly, I remember how this all came to be We took control into our own hands to assure we'd always have enough Forced this way of life on all men and killed our competitors If we had trusted the Earth to feed us, we may have evolved But we waged war against our planet, I wonder who we thought would win Our God was gold and oil and drugs Our God was gold and oil and blood Now We're drifting on the Sea I smile as the ocean swallows me Just like waves we crash into unity and as I'm drowning slowly I remember how all this came to be Governed by greed, distracted by TV, I just wish we didn't kill everyone I always thought the end was coming, but never really understood that it would bring a new beginning, beautiful and limitless It doesn't come as a surprise or even a great disappointment, I think was really might enjoy it The worst is behind us now Now War is Over. Playing God is Over. There's a light on down here in Aquatica. I guess this place has no borders anymore
3.
I can't see. Walls Surround Me. I am Distraction. I am Condition. I keep you safe and warm, so you can know you are still alive. I help you feel solid. I keep the truth of things hidden from you. So you won't find out form is your prison, and I stay in control. My actions, only to preserve your prison. Safety, more important than condition. I fill your mind with ideas to keep you scared, and you give all your power away, And all the while you're preoccupied with me Your comfort gives me all the control, You believe I exist, and I'm only in your mind I'm not complaining, I thrive on your self-doubt I am doubt. I am fear. I am distraction. I am your everything. But without your attention I am nothing Make the choice and I'll be gone
4.
Breathe Easy 05:33
You ask me to recall the pain that cause it all But I've been trying to forget I guess you know how bad it would hurt So you just wanted some company Well your misery will cling to me until I show my teeth Check out how long and hard we've been trying, just to get through to our insides. Well I thought by now the time had come for us to breathe easy. Breathe Easy
5.
Live to be entertained... fashion, politics, violence, No prerequisites and no feedback required Here comes another image to amuse your eyes If we asked you to think, our ratings would sink, Enjoy! Consume Flip to the news where models rush through stories in thirty seconds flat... Must be that important Like so what if fifty men today died in war? You'll smile and ignore cause look, we're feeding the poor Hooray! BUY MORE We may not help you discover what's real but we'll keep you distracted and amused And we can make sure that you never lose trivial pursuit What does it give? What do you get? Where's your mind when you get sucked in? What does it give? What do you get? Where's your mind? Lost in a box... Well, here's your education Cut to commercial Mass-consumerism is our curriculum Put your faith in showbiz It's the new religion Everyday we worship Praise the television
6.
Into Pieces 02:34
We lay watching clouds as they transform into what we're feeling so they keep on changing then you move closer, and the clouds start to rain My heart gets soft on the inside It feels like we'll break into pieces Cause like the clouds, we to will part and make way for sun rays after the rain I get soft on the inside It feels like we'll break into pieces Cause like the clouds we too will part and make way for sun rays after the rain is through
7.
You are not who you say you are. Hypocrite. Your mind twisting itself, turning itself inside out You decide. Trust in yourself But you are not who you say you are Lie. Avoid Reality Manipulate. Play the part But no matter what you will get hungry No matter what, you'll need some money When you wake up, you will see clearly You were already enough A spiritual rat deceiving yourself... Make believe you have no ties to money Then buy these candles and these books and these beads just to prove you are unique in spirituality But you're sure you've got everyone fooled Pull us down to rise above But no matter what you will get hungry No matter what you'll need some money When you wake up you will see clearly you were already enough You're struggling to find the stairs but you're bragging about how you're certain they're there Searching high and low for something more You're stealing things you swore you'd never need What's next... You gonna tell me you don't bleed?
8.
Despierta 07:54
9.
Every beam of sunlight, every shadow too You're in the dark You're in fire and rain, a walk in the park You're the hopeful spark in the eyes of a child You're in the wind, and I feel you on my skin You are the waves You are the depth of the ocean Beauty is Beast We're both nightmares and dreams It's all within... one in the same Your energy is in everything! You are all the courage of a peaceful fight And then again, you're the violence that defends or ends lives Neither right nor wrong and never separate Each blade of grass, every seed and weed that grows around the sun, each smile and tear, you're every last one You are the planets, and you are the stars Thunder and lightning... comforting, frightening, It's all within You flow through everything
10.
I'm not going to lie to you and say I have total confidence in knowing much at all really But who knows anything anyway? Life is mostly total uncertainly We get so comfortable pretending it's okay But does the magic slip away? We're always almost there spending every day in perpetual twilight I'm sure you know we're all been brainwashed all our lives so how could I hold a grudge about what you believe? Will we ever know what it is? I won't hold my breath But we get comfortable pretending it's okay But does the magic slip away We're always almost there, spending every day in perpetual twilight

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iNFiNiEN’s first full-length album was produced in 2008 at Kawari Sound in Wyncote, PA. Recorded with authentic analog instruments on a 2-inch reel, combined with modern digital techniques, this album delivers a full range of soundscapes and textures.

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released May 24, 2009

Jordan Berger: Electric and Upright Bass, Sitar
Tom Cullen: Drums & Percussion
Matt Hollenberg: Guitars, Saz, Oud, Electric Sitar
Chrissie Loftus: Vocals, Piano & Keyboards


Additional Musicians:
Chris Aschman: Trumpet on "Breathe Easy" and "Perpetual Twilight"
Kyle Cripps: Sax on "Breathe Easy" and "Perpetual Twilight"
Anne Goering: Viola on "Knock Knock", "Despierta" & "Spiritual Rats"

Knock Knock: (Music by M. Hollenberg, Lyrics by C. Loftus)
Aquatica: (Music by M. Hollenberg & C. Loftus, Lyrics by C. Loftus)
Make the Choice: (Music and Lyrics by M. Hollenberg)
Breathe Easy: (Music and Lyrics by C. Loftus, horn arrangement by J. Berger)
Trivial Pursuit: (Music by Justin Carney, Lyrics by C. Loftus)
Into Pieces: (Music by M. Hollenberg, Lyrics by C. Loftus)
Spiritual Rats: (Music by M. Hollenberg, Lyrics by C. Loftus)
Despierta: (Music by M. Hollenberg, Lyrics by C. Loftus)
Beauty is Beast: (Music by M. Hollenberg, Lyrics by C. Loftus)
Perpetual Twilight: (Music by iNFiNiEN & Justin Carney, Lyrics by C. Loftus, horn arrangement by J. Berger)

Recorded at Kawari Sound, Wyncote, PA in Spring 2008

Produced by Karl Rieders, Zach Goldstein and iNFiNiEN

Mixed by Karl Rieders and Zach Goldstein

Mastered by Paul J. Geissinger at the Royal Bank of Starkville

Cover art by John Singletary and Blake Shockley

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iNFiNiEN Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia-born iNFiNiEN combines eclectic musical personalities into a visionary, unified force. Using rock, jazz, soul, world, and classical influences, the quartet plays intricately composed songs with a focus on improvisation. Far from the typical rock band, they explore new territories of sound by using exotic scales, chords, and rhythms. ... more

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