Zero Times Infinity: Insomnolence - remastered XX year anniversary reissue

by Zero Times Infinity

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about

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...

2015 notes:

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.

Side Alpha

Gates Open (live) 1:03
Deftly-D: Guitar, Sickness, Subliminal
Ennui: Thump, Feedback

Alpha (live) 1:57
Deftly-D: Voice, Distortion, Subliminal, Thump
Ennui: Keyboard

Zero by Zero (USM) 3:11
Deftly-D: Minimal Sequencing
Ennui: Minimal Distortion

Rainbows (live) 4:56
Deftly-D: Vocals, Distortion, Lyrics, Subliminals
Ennui: Keyboard

Summoning (parts 1-4) 8:37
Deftly-D: Subliminal, Pocket Simon, Tape Effects
Ennui: Backup Tape Effects
Hex: Tape Experiments, Sampling Keyboard
M. Anderson & Others: Ambience

Recognition (live) 1:20
Deftly-D: Television, Subliminals
Ennui: Keyboard

Infinity over Infinity (USM) 2:17
Deftly-D: Minimal Sequencing

Energy Captivates the Soul (live) 4:02
Deftly-D: Coffee Can, Pocket Simon, Chain, Spare Change, Glass Candle Holder, Popcorn Can, Congas, Scrap Metal, Distortion, Other Things
Ennui: Turntables, Radio, Mixer, Spare Change, Minimal Guitar, Pocket Simon, Other Things

Contact Through The Wires (Your Mind Digests) (live) 6:18
Deftly-D: Voice, Walkie Talkies, Subliminals, Whispers, Squelch, Lyrics
Ennui: Keyboard

Control Through Somnolence (repetition) (live) 5:51
Deftly-D: Beat Sequencing, Vocals, Distortion, Subliminals, Congas, Lyrics
Ennui: Minimal Sample Playing

The Unsynchable Trance 3:22
Deftly-D: Minimal Sequencing

A Song Called No Music 2:50
Deftly-D: Subliminals, Voice, Lyrics, Radio, Television, Laughing
Ennui: Subliminals, Voice, Lyrics, Radio, Television, Laughing, Gut Noise

Ecnelonmos 4:41
Deftly-D: Sequencing, Messages, Subliminals, Congas, Ecryption

Voidstar 3 0:46
Deftly-D: Guitar, Distortion, Subliminals
Ennui: Glass Candle Holder, Can, Congas

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VOIDSTAR 1

Side Omega

Gates Return 0:46
Deftly-D: Guitar, Distortion, Subliminals
Ennui: Glass Candle Holder, Can, Congas

Somnolence 4:41
Deftly-D: Sequencing, Messages, Subliminals, Congas, Ecryption

Kiss Manned Laknosa 2:50
Deftly-D: Subliminals, Voice, Lyrics, Radio, Television, Laughing
Ennui: Subliminals, Voice, Lyrics, Radio, Television, Laughing, Gut Noise

A Friendly Call 3:22
Deftly-D: Minimal Sequencing

Control 5:51
Deftly-D: Beat Sequencing, Vocals, Distortion, Subliminals, Congas, Lyrics
Ennui: Minimal Sample Playing

React Through The Wires 6:18
Deftly-D: Voice, Walkie Talkies, Subliminals, Whispers, Squelch, Lyrics
Ennui: Keyboard

Pulse Wave Frequency 4:02
Deftly-D: Coffee Can, Pocket Simon, Chain, Spare Change, Glass Candle Holder, Popcorn Can, Congas, Scrap Metal, Distortion, Other Things
Ennui: Turntables, Radio, Mixer, Spare Change, Minimal Guitar, Pocket Simon, Other Things

Infinity over Infinity (remix 1) 2:17
Deftly-D: Minimal Sequencing

Recollection 1:20
Deftly-D: Television, Subliminals
Ennui: Keyboard

(Almost) Decoded 8:37
Deftly-D: Subliminal, Pocket Simon, Tape Effects
Ennui: Backup Tape Effects
Hex: Tape Experiments, Sampling Keyboard
M. Anderson & Others: Ambience

Swobniar 4:56
Deftly-D: Vocals, Distortion, Lyrics, Subliminals
Ennui: Keyboard

Zero by Zero (remix 1) 3:11
Deftly-D: Minimal Sequencing
Ennui: Minimal Distortion

Omega 1:57
Deftly-D: Voice, Distortion, Subliminal, Thump
Ennui: Keyboard

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

CONTACT ADDRESS
[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

credits

released December 21, 2015

David 'Deftly-D' Dodson
Rick 'Ennui' Destephano
Chris 'The Hex' Castiglione

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As of 2017, Voidstar Productions is focusing more on new releases.

Voidstar Productions was founded in 1991.

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