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Infinisynth photo featuring KarrArikh Tor

band – genre: Progressive/Goth/Darkwave

Active members – KarrArikh Tor, Alex MacHein

past members – Kain leFayne, Kasey, Kat, Patrick Bosch

An early main project of artist KarrArikh Tor, Infinisynth’s many releases over the past 21 years reflect the band’s ever-changing line-up. Exploring the reaches of progressive, gothic and industrial rock music, Infinisynth’s sound evolves with each new album. “The music is very low-key, laid back while the contents and structure are mellow and gloomy with a soothing appeal, as the fast paced guitar work weaves you in and out of ecstasy” (Klaus Dello-Stryto, The Glass Eye, July 1997). “Incisive guitar work … Promising” (Bizarre Fanzine, Issue 10/Northampton, UK, 2000). “Es ist düstere, aber sehr schöne und wavige Gothic-Musik …” (Back Again Webzine/Germany, 2002). Infinisynth’s newest album, Spiral Default 2013, takes the sound of the band into the late 1970s progressive rock.

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The main electric project of artist KarrArikh Tor, Infinisynth began in 1992, in the aftermath of Future Dialogue’s first line-up disbanding. In 1993, KarrArikh hooked up with Alex MacHein (on drums and rhythm/programming), releasing ‘Subnormal Episodes Vol. 1’ in 1993 on cassette. The following years saw tremendous growth for the band. Local radio airplay and audience numbers at live shows in North America continued to increase. Ennui Entertainment Presents (MATA 14/47 in Milwaukee, WI) requested material from the band to accompany their video series, and Infinisynth responded by finding two new back-up artists to help flesh out the sound, Kat and Kasey Tyr. The new line-up began to record their material completely live, a bold move resulting in unique audio recordings. The 95 minute Norse Epic ‘Germania Saga’ written by KarrArikh Tor was the ultimate pinnacle of this line-up’s use of MIDI programming and outboard sequencers.

A move to goth-rock on the 1996 limited run international release CD ‘Shadow and Shade’ created quite a stir; critics throughout Europe recognised the hints of Bauhaus, The Cure, and Sisters of Mercy. Goth radio programmes raved about the release and requested more from the band. The pressure of supporting the release combined with a home base move lost KarrArikh and Alex their back-up artists, Kat and Kasey Tyr. This didn’t stop Infinisynth; their hard work paid off in continued college/independent radio airplay, club airplay, and a live radio/internet simulcast in 1998.

With the new millennium came a new recording style for Infinisynth; the band was finally persuaded to use multitrack recordings on ADAT. Now with Kain leFayne joining on bass, Infinisynth created the hauntingly beautiful ‘What Remains in the Machine… ‘. Unfortunately for the band and Infinisynth fans everywhere, the year 2000 brought so many changes to Dark World that ‘What Remains in the Machine…’ received little to no attention.

After establishing a new home in Ireland, Infinisynth was persuaded to remaster some of their classic songs from the past onto two releases, ‘default’ and ‘reload’. These releases offer both new and long time fans a unique opportunity to own some Infinisynth recordings never available before on CD. Remastered tracks from the video series Ennui Entertainment Presents, ‘Shadow and Shade’, and the little noticed but brilliant ‘What Remains in the Machine… ‘ are included. Although music charts and pop stations ignored the releases, fans found them and ‘default’ has become the best selling release by Infinisynth on iTunes.

In 2010, ‘Shadow and Shade – remastered’ was released as a CD-On-Demand, and made available through CreateSpace.com and Amazon.com. The CD contains two bonus tracks, originally released on ‘Subnormal Episodes…’. In 2012, ‘What Remains in the MACHINE…’ was remastered and released as a CD-On-Demand. This CD also contains bonus tracks, two new songs recorded in 2011.

KarrArikh and Alex began writing a new release in the end of March 2012, finishing it in December. The album, Spiral Default 2013, is now available as a digital release. Providing some of the band’s most inspirational guitar riffs melded with layered keyboards, ‘Spiral Default 2013’ is a powerhouse album that will entice and intrigue new fans as well as entirely satisfy fans of the existing Infinisynth sound. Driving rhythms, irresistible bass lines, powerful guitar riffs and masterful keyboards are the hallmarks of this astounding, momentous release.

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