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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States | INDIE

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
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"Infradig in Metropulse, Knoxville"

Infradig
This is not some relic pulled from their dorky pasts; this is the current photo of Infradig, used to respond to press inquiries. Their reindeer sweaters, goony expressions and unkempt hair dos imply that it’s hip to be square, but their music belies this, swelling into a hipsta soundtrack for any cool dude swaggering down the street, possibly rocking a boom box on one shoulder. Taking celestial cues from Medeski Martin & Wood and Rjd2, the Chattanooga-based quartet makes music with texture. Like twisting a kaleidoscope, it flowers and bleeds and collapses again. This is a band without a singer, but you won’t likely notice because the drums, keyboard, guitar and bass conflate to implore and wail and scat like some mastermind lyricist. Doubling as technical gurus, these four young men have tinkered with knobs and switches, strings and keys, long enough to create a sound that’s almost a science, and in that context we guess the nerd shtick works. (E. M.)
- Metropulse


"WUTC 88.1 CD review"

The influence of MMW can still be felt heavily, but they no longer sound like MMW. The influence of turntablists like Rjd2 and Shadow is also evident throughout Kinetic Transfer. Arrangements are well conceived and executed. Jamming has been replaced with complex songwriting. They establish multiple ideas early in a song, then abandon, tweak and integrate those ideas as the song progresses. Infradig is moving in a very interesting direction. Kinetic Transfer is definitely the best work yet from Chattanooga-based Infradig, and will quite possibly be the album that results in a label deal for band.
--Joshua Daniels NPR Music 88/WUTC-FM - WUTC 88.1


"Southeast Performer CD review"

Could it be that this is that rare good concept album?...all four of the musicians in this band display themselves as technically wise and creative players. The conglomerate is an eerie album with a coherent groove that runs above, below, around, and through all 7 tracks.
--- Aaron Mendlesohn, Southeast Performer Magazine - Southeast Performer


"HGMN review"


Based in Chattanooga, TN, Infradig taps into a sublime jazz mine
excavated by Medeski, Martin, and Wood. Honing their chops with constant gigs, the band has kick-started their own evolution. Kinetic Transfer boasts better production and a more mature collection of songs than the first album. Deep and primal, Infradig's loose grooves provoke both parts of your brain.
--Bryan Rodgers, Homegrown Music Network - Homegrown Music Network


"Glide Magazine CD review"

Kinetic Transfer has the one thing missing from so much instrumental jam music these days: feeling. Too often, these bands adhere so closely to pure turntablism they end up sounding like machines, but Infradig add some passion to the breakneck beats and cyclic melodies.
--Brian Gearing, Glide Magazine - Glide Magazine


"WUTC press"

Infradig...it's the promise of music that is unlike anything you?ve heard anywhere before, and how many bands can you say that about? The Dig's music has the melodic complexity of jazz with a compelling techno driven pulse and a raw (George, not Bill) Clinton-esque funkiness.
--Richard Winham, music director, NPRmusic 88.1 - WUTC


"Jambands.com CD review"

It's easy to get lost in the mire that is modern improvisational music, just as Infradig once did. Back in 1998, the Chattanooga, Tennessee quartet quickly took to the populated course of jam-driven funk and jazz and lost their way, or so they claim. But upon the release of their newest album, Kinetic Transfer, the band acknowledged that they had found their way into their own musical world; one that swirls with the true spirit of funk while grabbing at the progressive approach of electronic music. What they have truly done is taken those funk and jazz influences that they coveted in the early days, and applied an electronic sensibility. In
that realm of music where DJs spin ambient textures of sound, musical foundations are created, built upon, and torn apart. Random noises appear, disappear, then reappear within the swirling musical structure where popping breakbeats often control the ebb and flow of the music, propelling even the simplest of melodies in both tempo and time. On Kinetic Transfer, drummer Josh Green, guitarist Andrew Hobbs, bassist
Dave Kauffman, and keyboardist Carl Cadwell have concentrated on the element of integration. Over the course of the album, they play across a suspended tightwire of sound, walking over a flurry of atmospheres from beatbox breaks to groove-laden glides. Their compositions are ultimately controlled by Green, whose smooth transitions from double-time drumming to sparse back beats bring the instrumental compositions to pinnacles, before rooting them back to their base formations. The sonic textures on Kinetic Transfer push forward with a sense of ease, yet the layers of
sound are deep, risky, and propelled by cyclical reinvention with each track. Kinetic Transfer flows with superior ease, yet each song differs from the next, uncovering a sense of one-upmanship. "Maroon Mood" opens up the disc with a thick bass thump that is layered with rippling guitar and topped with an infectious organ melody. Once all of the pieces are interlocked, the instrumentation quickly dives into a sonic maelstrom before pulling back into the tune's glove-tight groove. "The Dare" soars with an ambient pulse set above the Green's rapid-fire
drumming, and he powers through segments while the instrumentation builds toward a climax, laying out a wiry guitar theme that appears, then disappears into the shady back beat where a bass and drum thump slide below crying guitar and a well-orchestrated keyboard theme. Before serving up the final tune of the album, Infradig gives a nod to their funk roots with "Groove vs. The Ill," a bouncing, bottom-dropping romp that owes as much to a New Orleans juke joint as a 21st century dancehall. But, despite its sound, the musicians convincingly utilize
their newfound tools and create a separate voice for each instrument and player. They stack their fills on top of one other riff by riff, sewing together a layered tapestry of sound that is capable of forging into unknown territory with the slightest alteration of melody. Infradig has definitely made a statement with Kinetic Transfer. While they haven't strayed too far form their early funk/jazz course, they have opened their minds to the methodology that electronic pioneers continue to master. In doing so, their flow can leap and dip at a minute's notice, and the atmospheres they produce - whether jazz influenced or filled with
electronic dissonance - are many. Their thick sounds completely soak through these seven tracks, taking the listener on a multifaceted, ride in just over 35 minutes.---- 2003-10-29 --- from JAMBANDS.com


- www.jambands.com


"Woodmere, NY review"


I need to say that I was totally unfamiliar with this band before getting this disc in the mail. To say now that I have a new favorite band is not straying very far from the mark, these guys are fantastic...Experimental jazz/funk is one thing, but to hear it done with such class and excellence is a joy to this old DJ's ears. I can'y wait to turn people on to these guys. So far I know at least one of my top ten albums for 2003.
--Chris MacIntosh, The Phantom Tollbooth and program director, 88.1fm
WCWP, Woodmere, NY - Chris Macintosh


Discography

Market Street Boogaloo- 2002

Kinetic Transfer- 2003

Gravel Tooth EP - 2006

Clinical Indiffernce/the Psychology of Breathing - 2006

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Bio

Beginning its musical journey as a trio of guitar, bass, and drumset in 1999, Infradig has always defied classification. Pulling elements from jazz, hip hop, drum-n-bass, jungle, and any other style that suits their fancy, the Chattanooga, TN based band has molded a sound that is unique and sometimes challenging. The band's sound has gelled into a genre splicing mix of rich grooves, orchestrating analog and digital pallets seamlessly on stage. Infradig enjoys a sonic unity; electro-funk-groove-hop, if you will. Infradig has performed alongside such acts as Brothers Past, Ulu, The Slip, King Johnson, Cadillac Jones, Col. Bruce Hampton, “Fathead” Newman, The Recipe, and DJ Jahson.

Infradig's Kinetic Transfer CD shows more clearly than ever Infradig's new direction and sense of genre splicing: orchestrating analogue and digital textures through complex composition with tasteful post-production tweaking and shaping. They have found a place between jazz/fusion and turntablism that satiates both the enthusiastic dancer and avid listener. It's been called electro-funk/groove-hop - hard to describe, but easy to recognize with heavy hitting grooves and bold forays into a realm rarely ventured by a band of live musicians in real-time.

Having performed club and festival dates all over the country, infradig is working to strengthen its position in current markets, as well as develop new ones.

infradig is
josh green-drum set and percussion
andrew hobbs-guitar
dave kaufmann-electric and acoustic basses
carl cadwell-keyboards

infradig
c/o josh green
423 825 7034