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As artists continue adjusting to the repressive whims of a global pandemic, 2021 seems set to offer a fresh cluster of projects born from perpetual cycles of isolation. This would certainly appear to be true of Infinite Arcade, an anonymous new guise from a musician who’s COVID year has evidently been spent in pursuit of fresh creative pastures.

Debuting on Friday 26th February alongside accompanying videos, curtain raising tracks I Will Make You Better and Sparrow share a strikingly minimal tone, yet equally hint at the disparate strands underpinning their maker’s imagination. Sensual and multifaceted, the former could score the most intimate of on-screen dramas, while the latter’s taut, foreboding beats would perhaps prove better suited to an intense psychological thriller. Stylish and mellow in tone, each piece represents a rich, wholehearted embrace of bedroom electronics; awash with warm, fluid textures and atmospherics dictated via bass synth swells and evocative found sounds as opposed to overbearing beats or melodic motifs.

With a pair of contemporaneous yet contrasting EPs set to follow come Springtime (and… who knows… maybe even a couple of live shows?), these twin initiations pitch Infinite Arcade as an artful and intriguing addition to the North East’s thriving electronic community – one whose post-pandemic face already feels markedly different to that which entered.

Infinite Arcade releases I Will Make You Better/Sparrow on 26th February

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