Limited 180gm white vinyl LP pressing in gatefold sleeve. After the completion of Strapping Young Lad's extreme Metal album City and his solo Progressive Rock release Ocean Machine: Biomech, Townsend began to approach a mental breakdown. "I started to see human beings as little lonesome, water based, pink meat," he explained, "life forms pushing air through themselves and making noises that the other little pieces of meat seemed to understand." In 1997, he checked himself into a mental-health hospital, where he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After being discharged from the hospital, Townsend found that "everything just clicked" and he was able to write his second solo album, Infinity, which he described as "the parent project" of City and Biomech.