ProgDay 2016

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iNFiNiEN

Philadelphia-born iNFiNiEN combines eclectic musical personalities into a visionary, unified force. Far from the typical rock band, they explore new territories of sound by using exotic scales, chords, and rhythms. Using rock, jazz, soul, world, and classical influences, the quartet plays intricately composed songs with flights of fiery and explosive improvisation, driving polyrhythmic grooves, and socially insightful song lyrics. With three albums under their belt the band has found it's niche as something truly unique within the international progressive scenes.

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The quartet's newest record, Light at the Endless Tunnel, is a pinnacle of the bands sound and approach to composition. The album takes cues from all over the music world - full of beautiful engulfing soundscapes, old world melodic lyricism, heavy metal riffs, explosive improvisation, futuristic synth textures, Movie Score level grandeur, and socially conscious lyrics. One can expect to hear in any given piece a vast array of influences and styles in an evocative presentation. Their compositions borrow just as much from romantic composers like Debussy and Faure as from contemporary artists like Bjork, Tori Amos and Radiohead, world music such as Indian Carnatic Music, West African, Middle Eastern and Latin, and even adventurous fusion like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Secret Chiefs 3, John Coltrane and John Zorn. An entity unto itself, iNFiNiEN stirs listeners through a singular and moving musical adventure.

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On The Web:

iNFiNiEN on Bandcamp

iNFiNiEN on Facebook

Music To Check Out:

from Light At The Endless Tunnel (2016):

• "Aya"
• "Oasis"
• "If You Were A Song"


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please visit the MUSIC page.

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THE BAND
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JORDAN BERGER
(Bass)

TOM CULLEN
(Drums)

MATT HOLLENBERG
(Guitars)

CHRISSIE LOFTUS
(Vocals, Keyboards)

THE MUSIC

Light At The Endless Tunnel cover

Light At The
Endless Tunnel (2016)

iNFiNiEN cover

INFiNiEN (2009)

How To Accept cover

How To Accept (2006)

THE WORD

"As reviewer I am searching for references, but the music is so original. Yes we are listening to real progressive music... iNFiNiEN impressed me with this wonderful Light At The Endless Tunnel album. The band consists out of highly skilled musicians / composers and has with Chrissie Loftus an amazing singer on board. Besides jazz and classical influences the music of the band is a real melting pot of musical styles. All those different styles are integrated into their own original music. This gem is a real progressive album for the open-minded music lover and therefore highly recommended by progVisions!"
- Douwe Fledderus,
PROG VISIONS

"iNFiNiEN are the best band Frank Zappa never had in his lifetime...15/15 ”
- Frank Bender,
Bentreutesproggen

"...Light at the Endless Tunnel is for me a true gem that no friend of the demanding music should miss.”
- Siggy Zielinski,
Babyblaue Seiten
Prog Reviews

"Light at the Endless Tunnel is a fusion of jazz and psychedelic progressive rock that will absolutely delight those of you with a certain knack for that kind of jams. The entire album is a lovely and wonderful experience that’s only rarely come across.”
- Daev Tremblay,
CAN YOU EVEN
CALL THIS MUSIC?

"I admit, I was amazed by Light at the Endless Tunnel ...the epitome of an adventurous jazz - rock - progressive!”
- Gabriel,
PROGCRITIQUE