Patchwork of the Infinite Mind
Patchwork of the Infinite Mind (POTIM) is an independent rock band from Bayville, NY (Long Island), and features the original compositions of Dennis Robert Lippe. The group's self-titled, debut album takes the listener on an emotional voyage exploring joy, heartbreak, and motivation to overcome adversity in trying modern times. Critics have distinguished the album as "an interesting mix of acoustic and electric elements" and "the live sound in the recording lends a vibrant energy to the production". POTIM's sound has similar styles to artists such as Pete Yorn, Coldplay, John Maher, and Jack Johnson. POTIM's eclectic arrangements feature dynamic guitar leads complementing emotional singing with influential lyrics. Each track displays a variety of musical textures from driving drums that give way to subtle percussive ambience, with a touch of acoustic guitar complimented by vibrant organ and piano. Other assorted musical timbres include horns, banjo, mandolin, chamber strings, and a full choir, arranged in a popular alternative rock format producing energetic choruses and climactic moments throughout each track. The roots of POTIM formed during the initial recording sessions to what was going to be Foxy Moon Baby's (FMB) third studio album. During August 2007, Dennis Lippe (FMB's songwriter, guitarist, and band leader) presented several new songs to fellow FMB contributors John Rolland (drums), Chris Lippe (guitar), and producer Tom Campbell. The new songs had a stronger commercial edge and punchier vocals from traditional FMB compositions, which were a dramatic change from the longer and more complex jazz-fusion instrumental pieces that existed on prior albums. The new sound was such a dramatic change that the group collectively decided to present this new material under a new band. After a year and a half of production, the group finally decided to call the debut self-titled album Patchwork of the Infinite Mind, a name that portrays the endless tapestry of emotions and musical possibilities to express them.