Forenzics are proud to be part of a Dark Ambulance – a massive improvised and experimental music event taking place at the Record Crate in Glebe, Saturday the 10th December, kicking off at 3pm and going through till close. Music will be alternating between the upstairs band room and the downstairs bar/store/bistro. There’s a huge lineup with headliners Paul Kidney Experience (featuring the astonishing Louis Burdett on drums!), Forenzics, The Gruntled, n000000000, Triage, Louis Burdett (Solo), Joe Manton, Rabid The Bear, Fifi La Frug, and DJ’s Seb Sqquoiah-Grayson and Monobrow.
Ticket’s will be $15 on the door but there’s also cheaper pre-sale tickets including some meal deals so check them out here.
For more info, updates and to RSVP check out the Facebook event here.
Forenzics are playing an all ages afternoon show at The Record Crate in Glebe, Saturday 4th June 2016, with awesome support from electro-psych-shoegazers Fabels and improv-experimental-noisemakers Codakrohm. Doors open at 2pm. It’s sure to be a great afternoon of live improvisation, experimentation, psychedelia, soundscape, beauty, noise and dissonance.
Our line-up for this show features Matthew Syres and Dirk Kruithof on guitars, Joe Cummins on trumpet, and the return of Joshua Isaac on drums and percussion.
For more info and updates check out the Facebook Event here.
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.
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.
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.
Forenzics join Axis and Atrabillions for an extra special Wild Thing gig at The Sly Fox, 199 Enmore Road, Enmore, this Thursday 20th February 2014. Axis are an ambient/drone two piece comprising Pete Jones (Psychic Date, Whore) on guitar and Shane Fahey (Scattered Order) on keyboards, Atrabillions a keyboard driven group of young punks. Forenzics will be playing as a two piece comprising Matthew Syres on guitar and Joe Cummins on Trumpet, for a spacey avant/jazz neo noir experience. For more information check out the Facebook Event page.
Realtime Arts have posted a review of Sound Series #15, as part of their look into Sydney’s experimental music scene. We played this gig back in July at Hardware Gallery, Enmore alongside Textile Audio, Secrets and Toydeath, who were in fine form. On the night we played with Alex Slater on drums for the second time and Joe Cummins on trumpet as usual. I feel that we may almost have a regular line up now at long last with these awesome players. Anyway here’s an excerpt from the review.
Forenzics have been around since 2005 but I hadn’t heard them play. With Matthew Syres on guitar and way too many effects pedals, Dirk Kruithof on lead guitar, Joe Cummins on trumpet and Kaos pad and Alex Slater on drums they play loose yet utterly cohesive improv inflected with jazz, rock, drone and psychedelia. Joe Cummin’s trumpet loops and soaring melodies are a particular highlight creating a smoky, sensual atmosphere and the rhythmic interplay, pushing against the metre with loping rubatos, gives the sound an intriguing elasticity. It occurred to me that music is best when it picks you up and takes you somewhere you didn’t know you wanted to go, and Forenzics did just that.
Gail Priest, Realtime Arts, Issue 104, Aug-Sept 2011
For the full review of the entire gig and also a look at The Now Now’s show from round about the same time, go to Realtime Arts website here. The images from the gig are taken by Lucien Alperstein, Sound Series’ official photographer.
Ed from Hoplite & Packhorse has released a short film documenting the Remote Control group art show put on at Tortuga Studios in July this year at which Forenzics performed two storming sets. The film features two tracks off our H3O album and also a very brief snippet of our performance on the night. Check it out above or on youtube here. Ed also took this cool grungy still of the gig.
Japanese drummer Shoji Hano completely blew me away last night at a Now Now gig in the Big Room, Newtown. Playing a blistering solo set, his intensity, passion, power and technique left me a little deaf but happy. Check out his website www.shojihano.com. Two laptop acts followed him – one a duo comprising Ben Byrne and Ivan Lysiak playing choppy crunchy sounds, the other Gilles Aubry from Berlin playing field recordings overlaid with some pretty harsh and torturous drones. Check out upcoming gigs at www.thenownow.net.