"Ultimately, this music communicates not only a sense of grief but also one of hope, perhaps hope in an afterlife, as the religious language of the album and track titles suggests. Patton has created something deeply moving with The Infected Mass. It's a rare example of an ambient work successfully engaging with themes often reserved for other mediums, and it has the potential to profoundly shake its listeners."
Exclaim • 9/10
"...there's a deftness of touch and an elegance to it that is utterly beguiling. The use of human sounds such as the flow of blood means that there's life all over this album, even in the moments when death comes rushing in and that is somehow reassuring. Ultimately, what you bring to this album is going to affect what you get out of it and when you walk away from it, you will feel different."
MusicOhm • ★★★★1/2
"A truly powerful experience to truly immerse oneself in, and one that feels completely unforgettable."
Echoes and Dust
We are pleased to celebrate the release of Winnipeg-based composer Matthew Patton's new project, The Infected Mass by Those Who Walk Away. This haunted and profoundly emotive requiem of minimalist composition is an immersive listening experience, claiming pause and inviting surrender to an expansive sense of time.
See our release page for full information.
You can also stream from Spotify and Apple Music.
A 12-page 12"x12" booklet of evocative artwork by Neil Farber and Micheal Dumontier, alumni of the Royal Art Lodge in Winnipeg, is available with the 180gram audiophile vinyl as visual accompaniment to the aural experience – and as a beautiful standalone object, printed on 100lb uncoated paper.
Scroll down to see each page of the booklet, or view a .pdf version here.