Infinity Skull is the musical project for Dom Williams. He recently released an EP entitled Heat Death. It’s an instrumental EP that meshes ambient music, post-rock and a number of other sub-genres.
The EP starts with “This Ends Tonight.” The feel is supposed to be ambient and contemplative. I liked the stillness of the track but the tone of the initial piano didn’t gel well with the ominous hum. A warm piano with more low end would have complemented the frequencies better in my opinion. Luckily the tone works better once he adds a reverb- laced guitar. The track ends on a high note,
I thought “Today Decay” was going to take a while to get going but it doesn't. This is a solid track with a cerebral quality to it. The only issue is similar to the previous song. The palette of sounds don’t always gel. Everything works well except the drum sound felt a bit off with the track. The song is somewhere in the middle between New Age and M83 with a hint of post-rock. The last minute of the song is where it shines.
“All Nothing Everything” is the highlight on the EP. This song has more energy and has a number of impressive crescendos. On top of that there is this triumphant vibe in the song that works. It doesn’t sound contrived or go overboard.
He ends with “Tomorrow The Universe” which had the most overt post-rock vibe to my ears. The song is solid with a number of inspired moments.
Williams is a self-employed artist who in addition to making music spends his time painting, making sculptures and illustrating his own picture books. As someone who who has producing and writing music for twenty years I have to say I’m impressed that he is such a diverse artist. On top of natural talent it takes years of dedication in a single art to become proficient.
For Williams I think he has some good ideas and is a solid songwriter. I’d say there is still plenty of room to grow as a producer who can find the right reverbs, EQ out the right frequencies and knows how to mitigate low-end muddiness so it doesn’t invade your precious mids. The other option is to start working with a producer to help navigate some of these issues.
Overall Heat Death is a solid effort and I enjoyed his music. I look forward to his evolution.
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