AIDAN BAKER/THE INFANT CYCLE- Rural Sprawl CDR (Zhelezobeton, Russia)
Reissue of the rare "Rural" CDR from 2001, this time with an additional half hour of newer material. A result of the revolving yin and yang generated by the performers, creating terrain without a map, dream awake. Numbered edition of 250 copies.
CHILDREN OF ASMODEUS/THE INFANT CYCLE- split 10" EP (Moloko+, Germany)
Two tracks each from the British and Canadian (respectively) projects. The C.O.A. are a secretive organization associated with Delphium, exploring the grainiest sample rates and most fragmented drum'n'bass possible, yet very aggressive. The Infant Cycle strips the sound down to vinyl discs (audio and video) and shortwave- drones float over sparse, skewered beats. Cover art by Jim DeJong.
DELPHIUM/THE INFANT CYCLE/RAMUNAS YARAS- "Heart Full Of Soul/Translation" 2x 3" CDR (Diophantine Discs, U.S.A.)
On Delphium's side of the fence, their disc delivers a solid set of churning caustic noise, introspective soundscapes, along with their trademark breakbeat mangle, and stomache gripping basslines (some rare recordings under their alter-ego Children of Asmodeus). On the "flipside" is The Infant Cycle collaborating with Endiche Vis.Sat and Magic Carpathians member Yaras, from free frenzies of harsh rhythms to sparse electro-acoustic spaces. In a pamphlet-sized sleeve, pro-printed and limited to 100 copies.
THE INFANT CYCLE- Old Plus Four CDR (EE Tapes, Belgium)
Back in stock! After a brief existence on the now-defunct label, Austenite Recordings, "Old Plus Four" is available again. Comprising of material from two deleted cassette singles along with additional material, The Infant Cycle's debut CD release is layers of non-MIDI rhythms from scratched records and drums, and tones from feedback and sources. Simultaneously soothing and jarring; this is something for the adventurous listener operating outside of genre norms. The Ceiling edition is now sold out, but we got in some copies of the EE edition (100 copies, numbered).
THE INFANT CYCLE- Remote CDR (EE Tapes, Belgium)
After a long wait, the new Infant Cycle release is here. Comprised of three long tracks, this is the more "difficult" side of the project. Constant changes in texture, sudden contrasts, rhythms that flex and contract, and structures that reveal themselves as something very different than what they seemed on the surface- not background music...
THE INFANT CYCLE- Ephedrin Bird Samba 3" CDR (The Locus of Assemblage, Scotland)
The newest single continuing the sound explorations, released at the ten-year point of The Infant Cycle's existence. This time there is a more raw, immediate quality, using violent scraps of sound and jagged noise, tempered by more meditative moments. 200 numbered copies in full-colour wrap-around sleeve (art by Jenny DeJong).
THE INFANT CYCLE- Playout CDR (Zhelezobeton, Russia)
Limited to one rhythm-carved record playout groove, and operational record player sounds (augmented by violin bow and razor blade), The Infant Cycle creates a half-hour exploration through all the sounds possible. Harsher rhythmic timbres fly through into quieter microtonal terrain, the static interrupted by spasms of unstability. Numbered edition of 250 copies.
THE INFANT CYCLE- A Mysterious Disc CDR (The Ceiling, Canada)
A mysterious disc!
THE INFANT CYCLE- Secret Hidden Message 7" EP (Drone Records, Germany)
Released on Germany's highly-regarded curated 7" series comes three exclusive Infant Cycle tracks. Listen for the message within the folds of shifting sound masses and dreams made from inhaling instrument fumes, or as Drone Records themselves succinctly put it: "File under Multi-Layed Drone Hypnotism". First edition of 300 copies in multi-layed hand-made cover and smoky grey translucent vinyl.
THE INFANT CYCLE- Trialism - Clear Shapes Stereo 2x3" CDR (Abgurd, Russia)
The Infant Cycle, together with the Abgurd label from Russia, bring you Trialism- managing to reissue four entire releases in the span of just six tracks. The first disc brings together the original stereo mixes for the three shaped one-side lathe 8" (all limited to 40 copies each), Clear Square, Clear Hexagon, and Clear Triangle (2002-2004), while the second disc brings together the much belated (2005) Clear Shape B-Sides, originally an online EP. With the previous formats' necessity for compactness, this may be one of the best places to start for those dipping into the The Infant Cycle universe...
THE INFANT CYCLE- The Sand Rays CD (Diophantine Discs, U.S.A.)
First new full length by The Infant Cycle in a couple of years finds the culmination of pinball reverberations and multi-layered drones of earlier releases refracted further through broken cords, near-empty batteries, broken equipment. An uneasy coexistence of peaceful thoughts and harsher actions from a body with many independent limbs... In Diophantine's trademark high quality card wallet sleeve.
THE INFANT CYCLE- A Mysterious Disc 3" CDR (The Ceiling, Canada)
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THE INFANT CYCLE- Left Ear Revolt (Mysterious Disco 2009-2012) CDR (The Ceiling, Canada)
Collecting recent EP, rare and unreleased tracks into one package, we have here the most recent manifestations of the subconscious electro-acoustic rock drone clatter, and perhaps the best introduction for the uninitiated.
THE INFANT CYCLE- Drop-Out Center CD (Zhelezobeton, Russia)
The twentieth anniversary of The Infant Cycle brings the new full-length CD, still pushing further into the abstract and often contradicory impulsive flux between harsh and also deep and dreamlike sound areas. You don't get this far without learning a few tricks. Limited to 300 numbered copies.
THE INFANT CYCLE/ANTMANUV- Periodical III 3" CDR(The Ceiling, Canada)
The newest edition of the Periodical series! THE INFANT CYCLE presents more "Unrelated Work Tapes"- part of series of that is both deeply interconnected (to other parts and future and past Infant Cycle tracks), yet can be heard on their own. Like much of the Ceiling catalogue, what is seemingly chaos later reveals itself as something else, and features much of the Infant Cycle's uneasy balance between abrasive textures, and quiet meditation- a balance often on the verge of tipping over. Over the past few yeras, ANTMANUV has created a diverse body of work in many different mediums. On this release, he has contribued a piece of wholly organic sound, a dense and growing entity of everyday sounds propelled into a hypnotic sphere of the familiar moved into unfamiliar territory. Once again a "budget-priced release of 80 copies only".
THE INFANT CYCLE/THE ANCIENT TAPES OF INDU MEZU- In Between And In Both Sides In
The Same Time CDR(Cold Graey, Russia)
Collaborative EP between the two projects. Russian Indu Mezu work on anomalous sound sleeping computer interface recordings, while The Infant Cycle tackle a stolen Soviet computer data tape. Strange penetrating sound works from both projects. Very limited at 57 copies.
THE INFANT CYCLE/DRONAEMENT- Split CDR (Cohort Records, U.S.A.)
Eight years after the millenial Klab release, the projects team up again. The Infant Cycle provide three tracks of of angular and abstract dronework and field recording transformations, while Dronaement provides a suite of warm and flowing analogue soundscapes aimed right at the subconsious. Limited to 100 copies.
THE INFANT CYCLE/UPHOLD- Our Past Present (Now Then) 2x3" CDR (Afe Records, Italy)
One disc each from the Canadian soundscapers, featuring deep glacier-wash soundscapes, fidgety crackles and pops, unexpected twists and turns, and disquieting tales. Limited to 100 copies.
MIND SKELP-CHER/THE INFANT CYCLE- Fractured Cassette '95 C50 (Doomsday Transmissions, Canada)
A few copies of this rare tape have resurfaced. 1995 caught both projects at their most collage-oriented, soaked in ambiguous atmospheres; dark yet never descending into dark ambient cliches. Spiky sonic images, obscure track titles, and substance hangovers in cassette form.
ORPHX AND THE INFANT CYCLE- Interference CD (Hands Productions, Germany)
New EP from these Canadian projects. One new original each, and mutual remixes equaling four tracks of skewed, rhythmic electronic overload, dynamic shifts in perspective, and interesting sounds, all within the amorphous swirl of radio interference. In four-way foldout package.
VARIOUS ARTISTS- Ambient Intimacy Volume 3 CDR (EE Tapes, Belgium)
Back in stock! The third edition of the popular series. Numbered edition of 200 copies. THE IMPLICIT ORDER, THE INFANT CYCLE, VANCE ORCHESTRA, ALFA TAU BAU, ALCHEMY OF THE 20TH CENTURY, SMELL & QUIM, AMY LOVE, ANEMONE TUBE, WILDBERRY, KLANGWART, VIDNA OBMANA.
VARIOUS ARTISTS- Assortiement De Facthedral's Hall 2xCDR (Facthedral's Hall, France)
Partially a sampler of the artists orbiting the F.H. label, and also a compilation of the label's friends from all over the world. Two discs housed in great handmade packaging, limited to 100 numbered copies. The "ingredients": SIZZLE, LA KUIZINE, LE K., RAS-AL-GHUL, SOMNIAK, THE INFANT CYCLE, CHILDREN OF ASMODEUS, THE MIMETIC CASE, SCARS XS, SISYGAMBIS, PAT-ETIQUE LAB-ORATOIRE, DEADROW 77, DELPHIUM, SEPTEMBRE NOIR, PADRE P.E.
VARIOUS ARTISTS- Hungry Ghosts 2xCD (Mutant Music/Merchants of Sound, U.S.A.)
A great double set here, with a great line-up and hand-made package. Over two hours of magical, experimental soundscapes- great for the completist or newbie. RAPOON, FRANCISCO LOPEZ, SRMEIXNER, ILLUSION OF SAFETY, JEPH JERMAN, ERIC LUNDE, C.D., NOT BREATHING, CAUL, BREAST FED YAK, THE INFANT CYCLE, SKYE KLAD, J. DAVISON, FADLADDER, DATURA and more...
VARIOUS ARTISTS- Overshadow CDR (AntmanuvMICRO, Canada)
Tomane V. from Antmanuv has assembled a fine collection of experimental audio artists from all over the planet: @C, ERRATIC, VITOR JOAQUIM, DIEB, OK.SUITCASE, HACJERONTE, TIRRIDDILIU, ANTMANUV, THE INFANT CYCLE, SMBP, HOUSE OF SNAKES, MATVM.MX, CANCER, LOD, AMNAV.