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Scherbenschlaf (Sleep of Shards)

by Infinitus Ensemble

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    Immediate download of ALL 14 album tracks in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Including artwork (booklet 4 sides)
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Gapless concept album.................

"Infinitus Ensemble performs dark, atmospheric compositions which exude a sort of haunted house mood, reminiscent of the solo work of Einsturzende Neubauten's Alexander Hacke. On the tracks with words, the compositions are primarily mood-setters, be it the eerie dirge of "Best of Prey," the haunting synths on "The White Room," or the windy, Autumn-ish emptiness of "Laborious." Somehow, the German language is so perfectly fitted to these mysterious compositions - though part of that is the creepily detached intonation of the speakers. The instrumental tracks take even greater liberties with their atmospheres. "Capsule," for example, elicits an image of a rickety old mansion in a thunderstorm; it comes replete with an unsettling drone, sampled creaking and cranking, and the sounds of a distant bell. Also titillating are the warped piano keys of "Smooth Away (pt. 2)" and the boiler room ambiance of terrifying "Escape."

The overall effect of this album evokes images of a creepy tour through the decaying mansion of the subconscious, and with that in mind, the Infinitus Ensemble has done a spectacular job of designing an atmospherically intense journey of an album.

N.B. Comes packaged in eerie, flower-patterned wallpaper. Perhaps torn straight from the mansion's walls?

Matt Shimmer/Indieville"

01) Fehlermeldung | (Error Message)
02) Raubtier | (Beast of Prey)
03) Abszess des Irrealen | (Abscess of the Unreal)
04) Das weiße Zimmer | (The White Room)
05) Flucht | (Escape)
06) (Guten Morgen) Tretmühle | ((Good morning) Treadmill)
07) Rückgrat | (Backbone)
08) Kapsel (Vorahnung) | (Capsule (Premonition))
09) Mühselig | (Laborious)
10) Kapsel | (Capsule)
11) Wahrhaftigkeit | (Truthfulness)
12) Glätten (Teil 1) | (Smooth Away (pt. 1))
13) Glätten (Teil 2) | (Smooth Away (pt. 2))
14) Glätten (Teil 3) | (Smooth Away (pt. 3))


released July 1, 2009

Written by Iri Li & Ralf Rabendorn. Produced by R. Rabendorn. Pictures by Iri Li (CD Version). CD comes in limited Wallpaper.


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Infinitus Ensemble Germany

Formed by Iri Li and Ralf Rabendorn in 1999 in Neunkirchen, Germany
The idea behind Infinitus Ensemble is to "remove all barriers".
Infinitus Ensemble CD's can sound really different. From experimental radio -play to dark ambient to jazz to alternative rock. Even within a song you can often hear different styles.
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