“I may have been born blind, but whenever I hear Amit Duvdevani sing, I wish that I had been born deaf instead.”
Infected Mushroom is an Israeli "psy"trance duo (and an illegal drug in 26 countries), formed by Erez Aisen and Amit Duvdevani in Haifa, a missile range of Lebanon. Along the career they also got a Brazillian drummer and guitarist, which neither hang with the band presumably to avoid hardcore drugs associated with Erez and Amit. The duo has garnered a large international fanbase of 16 years old trance kiddies. Infected Mushroom are known for their consistent sonic reverse evolution exemplified by the subsequent albums, the stellar The Staggering (1999), The classic Fascicle Fuckroom (2000), The clubby A.L. Get Higher (2001), The mostly crappy Perverting Totaltarians (2003), the totally stupid I'M The Stupid Vizier (2004), the boring-ass Bitches are Malicious (2007) the extremely racist Edging on a Black Vagina (2009), and the most recent of all, and the lamest, Legion of Trees (2012) The decline of Infected Mushroom is blamed partly on copious consumption of cocaine from the buttocks of Duvdevani and partly on Aisen's BDSM pornography addiction and the apparent need to get onto MTV.
The Good Albums and the Nature of Seduction to Cheese grated items
1999's The Staggering was the breakthrough debut album for Infected Mushroom. The album featured a dark, rhythmic atmosphere exemplified in the song "Psycho" and "Release Me", both which used voice samples from box office bombs. The Staggering gathered much acclaim and popularity among nerds, hippies, psytrancers and other cult members. This album was one of the first albums to bring Israeli psytrance to more 'mainstream' audiences that included up to 30 people at its height, and contributed to the gradually growing popularity of the crappy genre of "psytrance" world-wide. It also had an excellent track which sampled the fascinating art-house intellectual thriller Independence Day. The following year (2000) the duo released the second best album, also being one of the most well known albums in the genre today, Fascicle Fuckroom (2000). The album showcased a track often cited as their most popular track, Bust A Nut. This album is commonly referred to as "the last good album".
The Somewhat Good Albums with the side dish of Whipped Cream
A.L. Get Higher (A.L. means Aye let's), was released in 2001, selling copies to everything on the planet at that time excluding Oscar Wilde. (Duvdevani was too busy snorting to realize him, and Aisen just stared at him blankly.) The album included new songs like A.L. Get Higher and Dancing with Muammar Gaddafi. It was around this time that the duo started getting cocky from their decent made acclaim and began doing more hardcore drugs besides mushrooms, beginning with poking holes into mushrooms and putting cocaine into the holes to snorting DMT.
Perverting Totaltarians was released 2 years later, and was actually, to everyone who listened to it, a big publicity stunt to announce that the group has become vegetarian, as it had become another hippie trend at the time, coming to the bands admiration. All the emo 16 year olds (20 year olds now) disliked the fact that Erez and Amit weren't man enough to consume animals. What's intriguing about the album is that it was released as two discs. One disc with shitty trance music (The Trance Side) and another disc with alternative contemporary songs (The Other Side). Professors Oskar von Beneckendorff III and Shneeddle von Hindenburg proved this theory of Inverse Inspiration in the summer of 2003 using quantum mathematics.
I'M The Stupid Vizier was released a year later, and was the most contriversal. Erez and Amit were making music way too fast and was definitely a sign of just how cocky they had become, thinking everyone loved their shitty music. At this time their fan-base went from teenage emo delinquents to hardcore drug users. Some trippy ass songs included I'M The Stupid Vizier, Orgies of the Future, and Puberty Breaks.
Infected Mushroom took a 3 year break, explaining that they were trying to get clean, but actually going at it hardcore. Along the way Erez and Amit finally got laid, but were screwed over real hard by those bitches.
In 2007, Infected Mushroom released Bitches are Malicious, an epic album that detailed the evils and misdeeds that promiscuous women commit, but their fan-base at the time consisted of Opium addicts, rather than the sympathetic and understanding emos from yesteryear, so the group got off their high horse and went back to doing drugs. Great spoken word songs include Becoming Insane and Masturbate.
In 2009, the defoliant duo dropped Edging on a Black Vagina, appealing to their hard loved fan-base of heroin shooting low lives, but failing miserably to appease critics, being one of the shittiest works of music ever to exist. Even the Illuminati wasn't happy with this espically because it's important to note Infected Mushroom is not affiliated with the Illuminati because of all the crazy shit Erez
and Amit pull off, not to mention Erez and Amit exposed the Illuminati back in 2003 with a track on Perverting Totaltarians called Illuminaughty. But the Illuminati and Them realized that shitty music like this could be an important factor in the War against Happiness, hence the shift of quality in Pop music starting 2010 onwards.
Infected Mushroom hopes to kick the cocaine habit and spend less time on porn so that they can return to the glory days of time past, however Erez has stated in a recent radio interview that “we are past psytrance, we did that when we where kids.” And so the psytrance world will have to listen to talented producers instead.