Long out of print, Insomnolence was both Zero Times Infinity & Voidstar Production's first full length recording, released in 1995, 20 years ago. The recording is focused on minimalism and repetitious sound as a tool to lower conscious defenses against hypnosis and control through subliminal messages.
From the original 1995 release notes: To give away the messages would unfortunately defeat the experiment's purposes, but Voidstar Productions welcomes questions.
Instrumentation used includes walkie talkies, keyboards, pocket change, junk, broken car horns, radios, static, glass, human voices, guitar, and other sound creating devices...
This was the beginning of Zero Times Infinity. Started fresh out of college by Deftly-D, Rick Destephano and Chris 'the Hex' Castiglione while being rather broke and limited on instruments and recording tools.
Deftly wanted to make Zero Times Infinity a project that avoided as much as possible all of the musical influences that the members were familiar with to attempt to find new ground and truly experiment. Artists like Nurse With Wound, Iannis Xenakis and SPK were not yet on their radar but would be mentioned by people that heard this first recording.
ORIGINAL LINER NOTES:
All Songs Conceived and Directed by Deftly-D.
Mixed by Ennui and Deftly-D
Zero Times Infinity
Deftly-D Ennui Hex
WARNING: This album is layered with subliminal messages and may be harmful to the unaware listener.
Gates Close 1:03
Deftly-D: Guitar, Sickness, Subliminal
Ennui: Thump, Feedback
Zero Times Infinity is a project that could be said to be dedicated towards experimentation, hypnosis, and minimalism, Except that Zero Times Infinity is not dedicated to anything.
A subtlety of sound defines Zero Times Infinity, and yet there is no actual definition of the sound.
Ambient, Noise, Trance, New Age, Industrial, it is all meaningless and oxymoronic.
It has all been done before. But does that invalidate a failed attempt at originality?
NOTICE TO OTHER MUSICIANS:
Deftly-D supports sampling in music, and welcomes any artists to sample portions of this work to use in your own unusual way. We ask only that you give a notice of credit and possibly the contact address in your own liner notes, Thank you.
LOOK FOR OTHER DEFTLY-D PROJECTS COMING FROM THIRD WHEEL MEDIA INCLUDING
NAU-ZEE-AUN & SOUL OF THE VOID
[out dated info]
copywrite 1995 Third Wheel Media
END of original liner notes from Insomnolence
"Zero Times Infinity are an important band in an historic sense because their creation is at once the history and future of experimental music. You can hear the full lineage of Dadaist approach in their artistic genius. Every device a tool used to communicate with the listener through sonic experience. This is the experimental music of the soul that the avant-garde has hinted at, but rarely produced. ZTI has removed the cheese then skimmed the cream from a wide variety of influences, and forged a direction all their own." - review of Insomnolence from Steve Pavao a.k.a. Mercymore
released December 21, 2015
David 'Deftly-D' Dodson
Rick 'Ennui' Destephano
Chris 'The Hex' Castiglione