Pitch Shifter – Infotainment – Cassette
Infotainment is the third studio album by the British industrial metal band Pitchshifter. It was released in 1996 and marked a shift in the band’s sound, incorporating more electronic elements and industrial influences into their heavy guitar-driven music. The album features a blend of aggressive and energetic tracks, with distorted guitars, pounding drums, and intense vocals.
A welcome change from the band’s earlier industrial pastiche, Pitchshifter’s Infotainment integrated staccato drum’n’bass percussion and comprehensible vocals to end up with the best album of the band’s pre major-label run. Songs like “(We’re Behaving Like) Insects” and “Product Placement” were as loud as ever but instead of the usual post-punk hardcore metal sound.
The walls of noise were broken down into small chunks and only detonated within the pockets of proper choruses and hip-hop rhythms. The bad-tempered jungle instrumental “Hangar 84” was the most significant, pointing the way forward to the preposterous but no less convincing peaks
The album received positive reviews for its innovative sound and the band’s ability to combine elements of metal, industrial, and electronic music.
Pitchshifter is known for their unique and dynamic approach to music, fusing metal with electronic and industrial elements. Infotainment is considered one of their notable releases and showcases their evolution in sound and experimentation.
Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic
1. Introductory Disclaimer
3. Insects, (We’re Behaving Like)
5. Product Placement
6. Interlude, (Harmless)
8. Hangar 84