• The Infant Cycle "Drop-out Center"

    8 Nov 2012, 09:15 by Zhelezobeton

    "Drop-out Center" is the anniversary album of The Infant Cycle project celebrating 20 years of the personal creative journey of the Canadian musician Jim DeJong which began in November 1992 after leaving the band Mind Skelp-Cher. During this time Jim has recorded and released a massive amount of material both on his own label The Ceiling and on other respectable underground labels such as EE Tapes, Drone Records, Afe Records, etc. and this is his second full-length album on CD after The Sand Rays (Diophantine Discs, 2009).

    The album includes nine abstract compositions recorded with Jim's trademark approach. Using such sound sources as shortwave radio, vinyl surface, videotape, bird cage and also more "normal" instruments (bass guitar, electric mandolin, Korg Poly-800 synthesizer) he creates slowly drifting multilayered textures with sometimes unexpected stops and narration twists. Sharp crispy foreground sound is set off by gentle background waves of resonating feedbacks…
  • The Infant Cycle - Free Bag Of Hiss Life MP3 sampler

    3 Jan 2011, 19:28 by theceiling

    CEIL034 January 1, 2011

    Online sampler of the past two years, dipping into the pool of recent record, CD and MP3 releases and squeezing into 35 minutes of distilled fragmentation. Four previously released tracks, as well as a 13 minute rework of "Shiny Venus (detail 2)" that originally appeared on the recent "The Infant Cycle Plays Fender Bass Guitars And Bird Cages Of Unknown Origin, Exclusively." EP.

    Available until springtime at theinfantcycle.com

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  • The Infant Cycle "Playout"

    13 Nov 2007, 19:53 by Zhelezobeton

    The Infant Cycle is a project of the Canadian artist Jim DeJong working under this name since 1994. It may seem surprising, but all these 13 years he remained in the underground of experimental music, and his name is well-known only to inveterate enthusiasts and explorers of this strange phenomenon. The project has put out 6 full-length albums on cassettes and CD-Rs, several singles and an amazing series of minions called Clear Shape released in ultra-limited editions on transparent vinyls of unusual forms (square, hexagon and triangle). Jim has also recorded a lot of collaboration works with such musicians as Big City Orchestra, Dronaement, Orphx, Aidan Baker, Delphium, etc., some of them were published by his own label The Ceiling.

    The Infant Cycle's music has never been notable for tensity or ornateness, instead of this it focuses on the subtle aspects of sounding of separate timbres and their combinations. Such textural orientation allows to create a completely peculiar effect…