The Infant Cycle

The Infant Cycle

Real Name:
Jim DeJong
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The Infant Cycle is headed by Jim DeJong, exploring the relationship between sounds and their origins, as well as that which proceeds it.
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The Infant Cycle Discography

Albums

The Infant Cycle Froth Labels Anonymous Canada 1994 Sell This Version
The Infant Cycle Foam Labels Anonymous Canada 1994 Sell This Version
DDT06 The Infant Cycle / A.E.R. The Infant Cycle / A.E.R. - Split(Cass) Doomsday Transmissions DDT06 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
The Infant Cycle 4 AM Wallpaper (A Memorate) (Album) Doomsday Transmissions Canada 1995 Sell This Version
Mind Skelp-cher / The Infant Cycle Mind Skelp-cher / The Infant Cycle - Fractured Cassette 95 Sculpturesque Productions Canada 1995 Sell This Version
The Infant Cycle Backwash Sick Muse Records US 1996 Sell This Version
DDT12 E.C.E. / The Infant Cycle E.C.E. / The Infant Cycle - Untitled(Cass) Doomsday Transmissions DDT12 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
MCT-012 AER* / The Infant Cycle / Big City Orchestra AER* / The Infant Cycle / Big City Orchestra - Virus Radio Vol. I(Cass) Mutant Cactus Recordings MCT-012 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
CEIL022, n.m.10 Dronæment / The Infant Cycle Dronæment / The Infant Cycle - Klab (Phonorecord)(LP) The Ceiling, Nauze Muzick CEIL022, n.m.10 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
ET74 The Infant Cycle Remote(CDr, Ltd) EE Tapes ET74 Belgium 2001 Sell This Version
WMDA039 Aidan Baker / The Infant Cycle Aidan Baker / The Infant Cycle - Rural(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Blade Records WMDA039 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
ZHB-XI The Infant Cycle Playout(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Zhelezobeton ZHB-XI Russia 2007 Sell This Version
CRCD 127 The Infant Cycle / Dronaement* The Infant Cycle / Dronaement* - Split(CDr, Ltd, Pap) Cohort Records CRCD 127 US 2008 Sell This Version
ZHB-XVII Aidan Baker & The Infant Cycle Aidan Baker & The Infant Cycle - Rural Sprawl(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Zhelezobeton ZHB-XVII Russia 2008 Sell This Version
CEIL032 The Infant Cycle A Mysterious Disc(CDr) The Ceiling CEIL032 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
n = 20 The Infant Cycle The Sand Rays(CD, Album) Diophantine Discs n = 20 US 2009 Sell This Version
ZHB-XXXIV The Infant Cycle Drop-out Center(CD, Album, Ltd) Zhelezobeton ZHB-XXXIV Russia 2012 Sell This Version
CEIL-FANQ2 The Infant Cycle Misc 94(CDr, Album, Ltd) The Ceiling CEIL-FANQ2 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
CEIL-FANQ4 The Infant Cycle Misc 93(CDr, Album, Ltd) The Ceiling CEIL-FANQ4 Canada 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PLUS 045 Children Of Asmodeus / The Infant Cycle Children Of Asmodeus / The Infant Cycle - Split(10") Moloko+ PLUS 045 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
mass02 The Infant Cycle Ephedrin Bird Samba(CDr, Mini, Ltd) The Locus Of Assemblage mass02 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CEIL025 The Infant Cycle Clear Square(Lathe, 8", Shape, S/Sided, Single, Ltd, Cle) The Ceiling CEIL025 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
D048 Orphx And The Infant Cycle Orphx And The Infant Cycle - Interference(CD, Maxi) Hands Productions D048 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
CEIL027 The Infant Cycle Clear Hexagon(Lathe, 8", Shape, S/Sided, Single, Ltd, Cle) The Ceiling CEIL027 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
CEIL028 The Infant Cycle Clear Triangle(Lathe, 8", Shape, S/Sided, Single, Ltd, Cle) The Ceiling CEIL028 Canada 2004 Sell This Version

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Butterman

Butterman

July 14, 2016
For the most part, THE INFANT CYCLE's general "sound" feels more timeless than most other non-music abstract projects out there, made more impressive by his DIY and non-major-studio-backing nature. With an ethereal quality, most sound works feel as three-dimentional glimpses of a larger, eternal universe, as though Jim managed to capture and explore seemingly infinite moments of the sonic venture. With this in mind, exploring his entire "craft" is both rewarding and captivating, as one seems to never run out of material to process. In fact, it is more often the case that I find myself immediately re-listing to his releases after they have played through, since it often feels as though the audio journeys have passed sub-consciously through my being without having been perceived. By far, THE INFANT CYCLE is one of the most gifted and respected artists out there, Canadian or otherwise. Whenever I find myself lacking inspiration, I simply immerse myself in random bits of his (non)music.
teshia

teshia

October 26, 2007
The Infant Cycle are one of the finest exports Canada has to offer. It is my very strong belief that the work of Jim DeJong is criminally undervalued, both inside and out of Canada. Why this happens is subject to any number of theories but it doesn't change the fact that it's wrong. When you listen to DeJong's work, it is quite clear that he is somebody that loves sound and possibly even the sound of sound, if that makes sense. It does to me at least, because when I listen to his music (and the music of Andrew McKenzie as well), I get a clear connection between what they do and what I do, musically. While the motives or meanings behind the work of DeJong (and McKenzie) are often not clear to the listener, that connection between the listener and the musician is somewhat irrelevant under these circumstances. For me, when I listen to this music, I can only think of two things. First, DeJong has a great respect for sound and playing within sound, much like a toddler playing wildly within a sandbox full of shovels and pails. Second, I enjoy the experience of listening to it. That's what really keeps you coming back to something over and over, isn't it? I may not be able to technically explain exactly why I like it, but it is what it is. I've yet to hear something from DeJong that didn't put a smile on my face or even knock my socks off, whether it be drones, noise, complicated structures or pure dissonance. In my experience, you can't really go wrong with The Infant Cycle. There isn't a bad release in the entire catalog.

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