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since 2001

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Infinite Number of Sounds

"Time Wants a Skeleton" CD

Infinite Number of Sounds Recording Company


Infinite Number
PO Box 14328
Cleveland, OH

Dec 22 - 28 2003

Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Infinite Number of Sounds call themselves an "electro-rock/media-art performance group."  Time Wants a Skeleton is their debut album, and it's an interesting one indeed.  The band's repertoire isn't really organized into clear songs, but instead into short pieces that work with certain concepts.  The resulting album is pleasant to listen to, but somewhat unfulfilling; none of the tracks seem to go anywhere.

"Emojoe" and "The Modulator" are perfect examples of the good side of INoS.  The former is a lush, trumpet laced instrumental (think L'altra without the words), while the latter is a chirping slice of electro.  The album's other songs are also a very eclectic, intriguing mixture of styles - indeed it seems as if there are an infinite number of sounds on this disc.  However, we also learn a very valuable lesson here - that there is more to music than interesting ideas.  If you look past gems like "Nine Turning Mirrors" and "Emojoe," Time Wants a Skeleton is a tad dull.

Infinite Number of Sounds have all the tools, they just need to work on their songwriting.  Instrumental music is a tricky business, but you've got to do it right.  Time Wants a Skeleton falls just short.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 14 tracks, distributed by the band, released 2002]