I admit I didn’t know this band existed until I Googled Infinite Jest music about five minutes ago, because, yes, I wanted to put a thematic song here. Imagine my surprise that there’s a band called Infinite Jest (and that they are based in Boston).
Infinite Jest are an electronic duo (their site says they specialize in live shows with mind-bending visuals). All of their songs are available for download on their site. I picked this one because I liked the title (I was honestly hoping for a song title or two that referenced the book, but alas).
All of the music is electronic, but it’s not bass-heavy dance style–it’s more spacey electronic (the kind that I like). I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the genre, but i like it from time to time and most of this stuff is pretty cool. I rather prefer the instrumentals, although some of the songs with processed and autotuned vocals are okay. The track “Fuck” uses a sample of a scream which I would have guessed was Trent Reznor, but I assume anyone can scream like that. They’ve even made a video for their song “Cuddling.” Like Infinite Boston it shows scenes from around Boston, only set to music. You can hear and see it all at their website .
[VIEWED: July 2012] Infinite Boston
For fans of Infinite Jest, William Beutler has created a very exciting project: Infinite Boston.
Infinite Jest is set in the Boston Area, specifically in Enfield, a fictional town that is located around Allston and Brighton, MA. Many people have taken photos of interesting locations (fictional and otherwise) in the Brighton area, but none have approached this task with the steely-eyed determination of Beutler. (more…)