‘Where The Night Goes’, the first album by electronic chamber group Infantjoy, was originally released in June 2005 by the major behemoth Sony BMG and was subsequently wrestled back from their cold dead hands after months of legal wranglement...
Available here for the first time in several years, and for the first time in all its high quality un-DRM'd electronic glory.
Produced by James Banbury and Paul Morley, a journey through a single night haunted by the music of Erik Satie, it includes a version of the classic Japan song Ghosts gorgeously sung by Blackbox Recorder's Sarah Nixey.
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 with his heart forged by Sheffield electropop and his mind made up by by modernism. They decided that their first musical act as 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.
released July 11, 2006
Produced by James Banbury and Paul Morley
Special ghost star - Sarah Nixey
Talking - Paul Morley, James Banbury and the By And By Random Speakers
Programming, piano and cello - James Banbury
Drum loops - Tim Weller
Other things - Paul Morley
Haunting - Eric Satie
Recorded at Spezia Space
Mastered at The Exchange by Mike Marsh