Infantjoy is literally a musical collaboration between cellist/percussionist James Banbury and conceptualist/percussionist Paul Morley. They met whilst compiling a remix edition of the Art of Noise album The Seduction of Claude Debussy – Morley as a member of the Art of Noise whose contribution to the group was somewhere between making the tea and dreaming the whole damned thing up, Banbury as an ex member of the Auteurs entering a strange new world as a programmer and string arranger with his heart forged by Sheffield electropop and his mind made up by by modernism.They decided that their first musical act as Infantjoy, once they had decided they would be Infantjoy, should discreetly and indiscreetly acknowledge
the composer who suggested that you play a piece of his music by 'wondering about yourself.' or by 'opening your mind' or by being 'as light as an egg' - Erik Satie, a major influence on Debussy and Eno, the former triggering most modern music, and the latter re-routing most post-modern music. They wouldn't consider Paris, but make up their own city, with it's own streets, and it's own lighting, and it's own river, and it's own people muttering in the dark about the time Satie was alive, and livid, and of course extremely unlivid.
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