Have a listen to a track from each of the five acts playing The Sounds Unsound #6 on the 24th October 2015. These are all available for free download as mp3’s for a limited time so enjoy. For more info or audio check out the links above each track.
Defektro, Forenzics, Abre Ojos, Sound Object, & Demoncore to Play The Sounds Unsound #6, 24th October 2015
Dirk and I have put together an amazing lineup for this, the sixth in The Sounds Unsound presents series. It’s a massive synth vs guitars type lineup happening on Saturday 24th September 2015, Underground at Valve Bar and Venue, Agincourt Hotel, 871 George Street, Sydney, Australia, with doors at 8pm and tickets $15 on the door.
Digital/analog synth duo Demoncore will be kicking off the night at 8.30pm, followed by post-doom guitar duo Sound Object featuring yours truly from Forenzics and Pete Jones from the mighty Axis Trio, Melbourne based audio/visual maestro Abre Ojos, the usual darkly textured improvised soup of Forenzics, and saving the best till last, Defektro in all his man/machine noize interface glory. Our own visual maestro RedCell Disorder will be projecting his signature improvised textured insanity throughout the night apart from Abre Ojos’ set.
We’re also way excited to share the stage once again with Forenzics’ original drummer Ben Eadie for the first time in many, many years. Sure to be interesting.
Experimental music is not supposed to affect one this deeply. But it does. In fact all of Malign does. Yes, like all good modern art it asks to be listened to on its own terms. Yet it does not push away but creates a place for the listener to go and to explore as it happens. Unlike too much ‘experimental’ music, it includes; it does not exclude.
Read the full review on The Orange Press.
Our Melbourne launch will be at the legendary Make It Up Club, a long running improvised music series, at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, on the 10th March 2015. At this, our first ever show in Melbourne, the band’s line up will feature Matthew Syres and Dirk Kruithof on guitars, Joe Cummins on trumpet and electronics, special guest Maria Moles on drums, and Shahane Bekarian on projections for a unique, stunning, cinematic, and synaesthetic journey down the rabbit warren of our darkest musical hearts.
For updates and more info check out the Melbourne Facebook Event.
Our Sydney launch coincides with the release of the album online and takes place at Sydney’s unofficial second home of outsider music and arts, The Record Crate, 34 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW, on the 6th March 2015, doors at 8.00pm, $10 entry on the door.
This show will feature the seminal line up of Matthew Syres and Dirk Kruithof on guitars, Joe Cummins on trumpet and electronics, Evan McGregor on drums, and Shahane Bekarian on projections, for a totally unique, stunning, cinematic, and synaesthetic journey down the rabbit warren of our darkest musical hearts. Joe has relocated to Melbourne so it may be a while before this awesome lineup appears in Sydney again. Not to be missed.
Special guest for the evening will be Elsen Price, improvising on solo double bass. Elsen has shared the stage with such notable performers as Mike Patton, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Hunter and Bobby Singh in addition to performing and releasing material under his own name.
For updates and more info check out the Sydney Facebook Event.
Our Wollongong album launch will be at the highly regarded 1/4 Inch, a performance series devoted to experimentation in sound and the moving image, presented at Rad Bar, 95A Crown Street, Wollongong, NSW, on the 3rd March 2015, doors at 8.15pm, $5 tickets on the door.
Our line up will feature Matthew Syres and Dirk Kruithof on guitars, special guest Joe Manton on electronics, and Shahane Bekarian on projections for what is sure to be a glitchy yet unique, stunning, cinematic, and synaesthetic journey down the rabbit warren of our darkest musical hearts.
We are supporting French/Cambodian musician LAFIDKI, a sound and vision artist who brings a unique sense of abstract electronics, energy and joy to his deeply experimental psychedelic noise. Another support is yet to be announced.
For updates and more info check out the Wollongong Facebook Event.
Forenzics are embarking on our first ever interstate tour in support of this, our fourth studio album, entitled ‘Malign‘, playing 1/4 Inch at Rad Bar in Wollongong on the 3rd March, The Record Crate in Glebe on the 6th March and Make It Up Club at Bar Open in Melbourne on the 10th March.
We’ll be playing with a slightly improvised line-up at each venue but with stalwarts Dirk Kruithof and Matthew Syres on guitars, coupled with Shahane Bekarian’s (RedCell Disorder’s) signature large scale projections, each is sure to be a uniquely stunning, cinematic, synaesthetic journey down the rabbit warren.
More details in the accompanying posts.
The observant among you will have noticed some changes here at Forenzics HQ. Finally updated the look from the Static and Silence era and have added a couple of pages and some better functionality overall. The image is one of a series we shot on a rooftop with the talented Rowena Clarke, have a look at her other work. We’ll be using the images across our entire web presence over the next week or so. It should also be much easier to comment now using your existing social media profiles so let me know what you think of the changes. We will eventually completely change entire the look and functionality of the site when we get the time – two weeks before the launch of a new album is not that time!
Our new album that has been so long in the making is finally starting to see the light! We’re releasing the album on the 6th March 2015 and will be playing Sydney, Melbourne and Wollongong gigs in March to support it – see accompanying posts for more info.
In the meantime have a listen to some tracks off the album, or even pre-order your copy of the album and you’ll get immediate download of 3 tracks, with the CD or Digital Album being sent or available for download after the release date.
A little about the album…
This new album ‘Malign’ was recorded completely live, without overdubs, edits or preconceived music over the space of one day on the 15th June 2012 and features drummer John Wilton, whose subtle yet fiery approach lends the eight tracks of darkly sublime and textured improvisations an openness, clarity and purposefulness previously unmatched in studio recordings from Forenzics. Where previous album ‘Build Ruins’ (released via ‘New Weird Australia’ in 2011) was noisy, chaotic, electronic and dense, ‘Malign’ is subtle and bewitching, spacious, otherworldly and surprisingly listenable whilst still maintaining the band’s signature dark and atmospheric sound.
In awesome news, noisy genre bending legends Scattered Order are headlining the next Sounds Unsound Presents show, Friday 6th February 2015, upstairs at Valve Bar and Venue, Agincourt Hotel, 871 George Street, Sydney, Australia, with doors opening at 9.30pm. Forenzics will be kicking off the night around 10pm, creating our usual darkly improvised sonic soup, followed by Melbourne based improvising duo Maria Moles and Adam Halliwell, with Scattered Order closing up proceedings with visuals by their regular genius Colum. Our own visual maestro RedCell Disorder will be projecting his signature improvised textured insanity for both us and Maria and Adam. Check out the Facebook Event for updates and more info.