The People of 2020 - The People of 2020
Release date: 06.19.20
40 composers from NYC and around the globe, seeking a way to deeply speak about the times, collaborated to write and record “The People of 2020” over a 14-day period (a ‘quarantine length’). Each musician had 24-hours to write and record their part and pass it to the next musician. The album’s songs and moods are based on the ‘social curve’ of 2020. The music was created by world-class players, having worked with with artists such Stevie Wonder, Sting, The Roots, Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, and others. The music is intensively eclectic, ranging from jazz-orchestral, to worldly-rock, to 2020-funk-hop, with instrumentation spanning from string sections, to steel pan, to synthesizers.
SUUZ - Sometimes I
Release date: 05.01.20
Suuz is a gifted vocalist-songwriter, whose style might be best described as organic pop. Suuz claims her own space, pairing natural melodic sensibility with enticing story-telling, a worthy frame for the joys, struggles, and romances of life. "Sometimes I," released on Infinity Gritty and produced along with Adam Ahuja, embraces new roles for live instrumentation in a 21st century fraught with carbon-copy electronics. Suuz's music is sometimes bubble gum, sometimes dark and heavy, sometimes a little broadway, and sometimes dance floor funkified, but it's her crystal clear voice and undeniable knack for a melody that gives us the golden thread, that will win, in pretty much, any context.
E Scott Lindner - In Flowers Through Space
Release date: 2.28.20
In Flowers Through Space is inspired by, and a tribute to, the mathematical Fibonacci sequence. The number of musicians on each song on the album increases to mirror the sequence—which opens with 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21—and studio sessions were held on dates featuring in the Fibonacci. Computer code was also created to translate Fibonacci numbers into musical note frequencies, which in turn inspired the scales used throughout the project. “This is the most complex and emotional album I've made and it's completely guided by this mathematical construct," says Lindner. Alongside the album, a documentary was created to showcase the emotionally charged and creatively demanding recording experience.
RoSaWay - Walk
Release date: 11..15.19
While performing in Italy during the Spring of 2019, Rachel and Stéphane were inspired to write their latest track and video, “Walk.” The tune is a thought-provoking, groovy adventure, with underbellies of jazz floating beneath Rachel’s playful vocal. The tune charts the journey of a woman traveling through a city much like Paris, shown through the eyes of the people walking by her, giving us an alternative glance at the type of person we might see walking by everyday. “Walk” hits the streets November 15th on Infinity Gritty / Ropeadope Records.
Adam Ahuja - Over the Rainbow (live-looping)
Release date: 11.08.19
In the 80th year anniversary of its original publishing, Adam Ahuja gives us a re-imagined, chill-synth, indie-jazz take on the beautiful classic melody, “Over the Rainbow.” The remake is performed as a multi-instrumental live-loop, and features a slow-evolving 30-chord progression paired with a somewhat-mysterious, dimly-lit, alt-pop vocal. Ahuja draws out simplicity amidst complexity, and conjures up feelings of yearning and intrigue as he builds the performance instrument-by-instrument in a single studio take: layering stereo keys, electric bass and vocals, swaggy live drums, a baby-grand, and robotic live-looping effects, sending the listener off through the caverns of singularity.
Zhou Kroix - Count the Clocks
Release date: 8.30.19
This super-collaborative, mystical offering from New York City‘s finest takes an experimental-reggae basis and mixes it beyond recognition via Middle Eastern scales, traditional Irish hymns, Bowie-Zappa-Rundgren love-children, and ASMR-style R&B vocals. Underneath the music itself lies a mysterious narrative concerning a wandering girl, seeking her ghostly lover-of-past. "Count the Clocks" is produced by Adam Ahuja (Infinity Gritty founder & artist) and E Scott Lindner (NYC’s Pinch Recording owner & head engineer), and features an all-star cast including Brad Walker (Sturgill Simpson, George Porter Jr.), Yula Beeri (Seasonal Beast, Brooklyn’s “The Hive”), and Ry Pilla (project founder & drummer).
VSUS - Visions of a Lethargic Sun
Release date: 6.14.19
VSUS returns with a guitar-driven collaborative record for the ages. The musicians on this 4-track storybook reimagine previous, younger versions of themselves – and re-create it in the chaos of New York City. Imagine King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Yes, Joshua Redman, and a touch of Jimi Hendrix. One might call it a modern twist on classic instrumental prog, wrapped up in a Renaissance mood to capture the memory of the soul. Music is written by teenager versions of E Scott Lindner (guitar/engineering) and his writing comrade Andrew Hagg (guitars), and reinterpreted along with Adam Ahuja (keyboards), Pablo Eluchans (drums) and Andrew Gould (sax). Old versus new. Visions of a lethargic sun.
SiFi - Don't Let Me Go
Release date: 3.15.19
Conceived decades ago on a distant continent, Australian-expat and now Brooklyn-based Simon Fishburn launched his dream band in March of 2016: an electro-pop dance-funk band ready to carve the space between the club-goer and the music aficionado. Playing along live to electronica samples triggered by Fishburn on the drums is a cast consisting of Adam Ahuja (keys/synth), Misha Savage (guitar/production), and Lavondo Thomas (bass) and Olivia Harris (vocals). The band hit Infinity Gritty home-base studio Pinch Recording in NYC to lay down its second single, "Don't Let Me Go," along with Infinity alumn E Scott Lindner engineering on the decks. Enjoy streaming this infectious, cogent, funky spinner. Major groove here.
RoSaWay - Stranger
Release date: 2.15.19
Rachel Ombredane & Stéphane Avellaneda are a flute and drums duo: from the back of the orchestra and the back of the band to the front of the stage. Rachel earned her degrees in flute, musicology, and vocals at esteemed Parisian schools, and SteF cut his teeth on the world stage touring with Serbian guitarist Ana Popovic. Together they are RoSaWay, a sort of pop, sort of electronic, sort of Jazz band with flute, drums, Rachel's otherworldly vocal, and a bit of help from Adam Ahuja on keys. RoSaWay intrigues with “Stranger”, a three tune offering which was written and recorded by the couple in Paris, along with some keyboard touches from NYC, plus the bonus anthem “Freedom.”
NOON - Duff's Groove
Release date: 12.07.18
Bringing forth the concept of Middle Eastern fusion music to the US, Dubai-based Ratish Chadha collaborates with New York musicians to recreate the sound of his band, NOON, in a completely new format. Chadha merged forces with keyboardist / Infinity Gritty founder Adam Ahuja to recruit a lineup of like-minded musicians including master oudist Tom Chess virtuosic bassist Akos Forgacs. The four-piece created a polyrhythmic Middle Eastern fusion single featuring elements of drum and bass, odd meters and psychedelic Eastern scales. The song is called 'Duff's Groove' in honor of Chadha's close friend that unexpectedly passed away exactly 2 months to the date of the recording session.
E Scott Lindner - Port Of Dreams
Release date: 09.21.18
Scott’s second full length album, “Port Of Dreams”, is a massive departure from his more jazzy first record. This album can be described as Orchestral Psych, and features a string quartet, woodwinds, piano, drums, bass, synths, and much more. This record was written, recorded, mixed and mastered in 3 days. It was performed, recorded, and mixed live to two track. The album was mastered by midnight on the 3rd day. It was the most challenging musical undertaking in Scott’s musical career.
DB3 - Firebrand
Release date: 07.20.18
After years of producing, co-writing and playing on countless records, David Bailis release the 1st record under his own name. The compositions reflect a diverse musical background, ranging from jazz, afrobeat, rock, americana, and R&B, yet all the tracks still live in the same musical realm and maintain a cohesive spirit. The major concepts of the songs in this record deal with living in balance, pushing ones limits and striving to have a positive impact in the world, topics Bailis discusses and highlights in his blog and podcast, 'Tourganic.'
VSUS - Eluchans vs. Lindner
Release date: 07.06.18
VSUS: a musicians’ dual; a chord symbol; a collective. Or perhaps, all of the above. Presented by Infinity Gritty, VSUS unleashes two musicians head to head, in a match up to challenge each others production, musical, and artistic skill. There is only one rule: keep it under thirty minutes. In the VSUS debut, Pablo Eluchans (drums, percussion) and E Scott Lindner (synth, guitar, engineering) layer and craft a strangely fresh and yet familiar, organic blend of polyrhythmic-kraut-ambient, featuring patient grooves, explorative soundscapes, and a fleet of obscure emotions that dictate five mature instrumentals. If you close your eyes, the album might soundtrack the life of an NYC subway dweller, who flies through the skies at night.
RoSaWay - FREEDOM
Release date: 06.29.18
RoSaWay is a Parisian pop duo consisting of Rachel Ombredane and Stéphane Avellaneda, whose music is born from an unlikely and original combination: the flute and drums. Bringing a refreshing “french touch” to the table, Rachel’s soothing voice beautifully bind together the pair’s instrumentation. With a pleasant reminiscence to 70’s theme-song-style grooves, RoSaWay combines vintage sounds with modern electro-pop beats for a satisfying blend of the present and past.
Project K-paz - Post-something
Release date: 05.25.18
Project K-Paz, started in 2009 by Alvaro Kapaz, Pablo Eluchans and Adam Ahuja, delivers pure improvisational music. The new album is titled Post-something - inspired by deep reflection on our times: 'we are in a controversial era, when the world seems easily polarized and tensions quickly rise. But the future lies in the hands of the new generations, who bring us hope of a reality that will build bonds out of bleak surroundings, turning our differences into strengths, and discover a new unity for our humanity. How we as humans choose to deal with sadness, loss, excitement, madness, joy, love.' (Project K-Paz). Post-something was recorded in one night at Pinch Recording with E Scott Lindner at the decks.
Adam Ahuja - Ubiquity
Release date: 11.17.17
Drawing influence from the spheres of jazz, rock, funk, soul, hip-hop, electronic, world, and some Vanilla Ice dance partying at age six, Adam Ahuja uses his musical toolset to meld a love for groove with an obsession with harmony, flavoring compositions with metaphysically-bent singing and rhymes. Ahuja’s new record, ‘Ubiquity’ interlaces two styles: ‘live-looping,’ featuring a compact multi-instrumental setup identical to his on-stage performance, and ‘band-style,’ where Ahuja jumps between keys, drum kit, bass, guitar, percussion, and vocals to layer takes one at a time. In addition to the audio, the entire album recording was caught as video performance.
E Scott Lindner - E Scott Lindner
Release date: 7.28.17
E Scott Lindner is a New York City based Recording Engineer, Producer, Guitarist, and owner of Pinch Recording. Drawing heavy influence from krautrock and jazz, his musical compositions lean on repetitive polyrhythms as a bed for searching melodies and compelling sonic textures. For this album, Scott assembled 2 drummers, percussion, upright/electric bass, trumpet, saxophone, rhodes, B3 organ, synths, and electric guitar. He booked a studio for 3 full days, and in that time, the musicians collaboratively wrote and recorded 8 compositions which were then performed and recorded live in the studio. His 2017 self-titled record is the first release on the Infinity Gritty label.