A well-known software engineer, international keynote speaker, open source advocate, and street photographer, Kenneth Reitz, also creates and produces electronic music under the moniker, Infinite State.
“…the exploration of self, not as a lone single state machine, but as the infinite.”
Citing Moby as a primary musical influence, the Winchester, VA-based artist uses music as a therapeutic tool which helps him to maneuver life with schizo-affective disorder, and, “…to paint a picture what living inside my mind is like.”
Previous recorded material includes 2016’s Unmastered Impulses, 2017’s Messengers Rising and Resolution, and so much more. His latest effort, As Above, So Below, is decribed by Reitz himself as being the first album to go unaffected and uninspired by any old relationship(s). The material, the sound, the perspective…is all fresh.
HERE’S WHAT WE DUG MOST…
OUR FAVORITE TRACK…
The Journey features sound bites from well-known spiritual teacher Ram Dass. The piece uses subtle synth tones and rhythms, and Dass’ wisdom to touch on some of life’s greatest mysteries: who & what we are, and why we are here.
Named after the magical powers one might attain from deep spiritual practice and enlightenment, Siddhis, takes listeners into a dreamy, hypnotic, trance-like state with chanting and tribal-style rhythms. Very cool stuff.
Song is straight club track. Razor-synth tones and layers of ambient sound join the straight-up thump of kick and snare.
Easel and the Matrixbrute trio all have an early 2000’s Fatboy Slim-esque sound. Extra noteworthy is the short, sweet and urgent composition in Matrixbrute4. It never ceases to amaze me how completely a few piano notes can fill-up an electro-melody.
A layered round of razor-style synths in Real Synths is instantly reminiscent of early 90’s Euro-techno. The track is deliciously basic.
Reminiscence and Just Something introduce an undeniable hint of hip-hip flavor in their rhythm profiles; all while keeping the album’s rather mysterious thematic presence of new-age-meets-electronica.
A synthonic free-for-all. Rhythm-centric. An exploration of electro sounds. Infinite State’s (i.e., Kenneth Reitz’s) latest album, As Above, So Below, is simultaneously a sonic exploration of both peace of mind—and a restless heart. Neither content—nor yearning—for too long, the collection is both reassuring and curious; soothing and stimulating. Electro-heads will find something of value here.
Fatboy Slim meets Moby with a dash of Snatam Kaur…
BELOW: Listen to Infinite State’s new album, As Above, So Below, and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support Infinite State by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!