Forenzics ‘Malign’ Album Launch Tour in March

21 February 2015 by , No Comments

Forenzics Malign Album Launch eFlyer

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.

New Album ‘Malign’ to be Released 6th March 2015 – Presales Are Go!

20 February 2015 by , No Comments

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.

 

Forenzics ‘Malign’ Album Review on The Orange Press

28 February 2015 by , No Comments

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John Hardaker just posted a review of our new album ‘Malign‘ yesterday and it’s a cracker!  Here’s an excerpt…

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.

Forenzics Launch ‘Malign’ Album at Make It Up Club, Bar Open, Fitzroy, Victoria, 10th March 2015

21 February 2015 by , No Comments

Forenzics Malign Album Launch eFlyer - Melbourne

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.

Other acts playing the Make It Up Club will be a solo set by Todd Anderson Kunert and a duo comprising Clinton Green and Chun-Liang Liu (Moe Chee)

For updates and more info check out the Melbourne Facebook Event.

Forenzics Launch ‘Malign’ Album at The Record Crate, Glebe, NSW, 6th March 2015

21 February 2015 by , No Comments

Forenzics Malign Album Launch eFlyer - Sydney

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.

Forenzics Launch ‘Malign’ Album at 1/4 Inch, Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW, 3rd March 2015

21 February 2015 by , No Comments

Forenzics Malign Album Launch eFlyer - Wollongong

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.

Updated Website Design

21 February 2015 by , No Comments
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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!

Forenzics, Maria & Adam, Scattered Order To Play Sounds Unsound Presents #5, 6th February 2015

7 January 2015 by , No Comments

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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.

Forenzics To Play Sounds Unsound Presents #4, 24th October 2014

11 October 2014 by , No Comments

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We’ve secured a great lineup for this our fourth Sounds Unsound Presents event featuring us (ok that bit was easy), Defektro, Axis Trio and Louis Burdett.

Defektro is an amazing Japanese noise artist, playing his hand made stainless steel sonic machines through effects and sonic weapons, creating startling journeys in sound.  Axis Trio is a fairly new improvising No Wave outfit comprising members of Scattered Order, Psychic Date and Nhomeas.  Living Legend Louis Burdett will mesmerize with his intense performance using multiple kaoss pads, handsonic powered drumming and who know what else, for an improvised, electronic tour de force.  Forenzics will be in full quartet mode with Dirk Kruithof and myself on guitar, Joe Cummins on trumpet, and Evan McGregor on drums, for the full soundscape, noise, post rock, post jazz experience.

RedCell Disorder will be playing his trademark improvised visuals throughout the night, for the full synesthetic effect.

The show takes place at Valve Bar and Venue, Upstairs in the Agincourt Hotel, 871 George Street, Sydney, NSW, with doors at 9.30pm.  Check out the event page here for more info and updates.

The Sydney Fringe Festival Presents Forenzics @ Colbourne Ave, 4th September 2014

9 August 2014 by , No Comments

Forenzic performing at The Annandale Hotel

As part of Sydney’s Fringe Festival, the awesome folks at Glebe’s premier Jazz venue, Colbourne Ave have asked us to push the audio/visual boundaries into free synesthesia once more.

We’ll take you on a dark, noir-ish journey of sound and vision, with our sonic instincts and improvisation styles transforming post-rock, noise, jazz and electronic influences into an absolutely unique and engaging live experience. All enhanced by the intense yet atmospheric large scale live projections courtesy of RedCell Disorder.

The band’s line up for this show will feature, Dirk Kruithof on Guitar/Bass, Matthew Syres on Guitar, Joe Cummins on Trumpet, and Evan McGregor on Drums.

We’ll be playing two sets in this intimate and comfortable BYO venue.  Doors open at 8pm, advance tickets available through The Sydney Fringe Website or on the door.