Dion Fischer's Infinity People are as trippy as they wanna be
Published: July 18, 2012
It would appear that the beauty of the Infinity People is the group's flexibility. Fischer could bring in whomever he wants whenever he wants, and musically expand in whatever direction he sees fit.
"I'm playing with all my favorite best people," he says. "Sure, people don't always have the time to continue doing it. I don't have a list of people to replace people with because right now, it feels like the right people to play with. We don't need any more guitar players or bass players. Certainly, I've been privileged to play with most of the great local musicians in my age range, and some others like Kim Fowley and Andre Williams. People like that. It's all come about pretty naturally. It really does feel like some kind of musical alchemy when we get together. I'm not looking for anyone else. I mentioned our new bass player Dusty. I didn't know the kid three months ago, and now he's one of my best friends and easily one of the best musicians I've played with. So it all just comes natural."
The band celebrates the release of its double album, In Love with the Light, over two nights this weekend, and Fischer says that, true to form, we can expect something different each night.
"It's something that is going to change show to show," he says. "We're doing the two record release shows. On Saturday night, you're going to get an over-the-top, rock 'n' roll, acid-freak experience. It'll be loud and fun. The next evening, we'll do a show that is acoustic, for lack of a better term. It won't be all acoustic, but we'll play the quieter songs, a few covers. It'll be a completely different experience, though we'll all be sitting there and in it together, the same. A 'sing along if you know the words' sort of situation. The next show, we might play a song on the album called 'The Serpent' that's 30 minutes long. You might get something different every time you see us."
Again, this is no ordinary band. It is something that has been building in Fischer, growing and evolving, until this unholy mess just poured out. As he says, "This is a painting that's been in my head since I was 20. I just now finally figured out how to do it."
Brett Callwood writes City Slang. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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