of1000faces will drop their new album titled ‘The Infinity Line’ tomorrow (December 16, 2020). Atmospheric almost to the point of universe building, ‘The Infinity Line’ goes beyond both musically and vitalistically in ways that may be to long to describe.
That initial listen creates and paints a world within you as you take each track in and ingest it that causes a natural relaxation and introversion that may be hard to describe. Designed to both lose and find yourself when played in sequence.
The ‘Astronomica’ album is out now, previewed by this sampler video spanning the full album. ‘The Infinity Line’ LP will be released digitally tomorrow, December 16, across online stores such as Apple Music and streaming platforms such as Spotify and Bandcamp.
Chicago-based artist of1000faces presents his new album ‘The Infinity Line’, previewed by the title track. The clever new video was created by film director Patrick Buhr. This long-play is the second in his expansive instrumental ‘Monomyyth’ trilogy, following his ‘Astronomica’album and video for lead track ‘Astronomica’.
of1000faces is the solo project of Matt Walker, a renowned drummer and producer who has worked with some of alternative music’s most iconic artists. For 25 years, he has toured and recorded with Morrissey, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage and Filter, all the while dedicating himself to myriad side projects, independent bands and film/tv work.
Known for his obsessive writing and recording while on tour, Walker eventually decided to pursue a more singular and personal endeavor. Thus was born of1000faces, the moniker reflecting the project’s inherent premise and, at the same time, a nod to Joseph Campbell’s ‘Hero of 1000 faces’.
The Infinity Line is an eclectic instrumental album with ambient DNA, but is far less passive than its predecessor. The dynamic scope has been widened and the general mood is darker and more evocative.
“Strangely, I have no memory of the title track’s inception. What followed were many lost hours in its polyrhythmic maze, searching for the right synthesis of mallets, strings, and electronics. All lending to that feeling of running in a dream state, without a beginning or end,” says Matt Walker.