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.
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.
Thanks to everyone who made it down to the Static and SIlence Album Launch, we had a blast! Defektro started off the night in great style with his solo noise show – moving from ambient to drone to full on noise with the aid of bizarre hand crafted instruments played through his huge array of effects. Very very impressive. Check him out if you get a chance!
Following up we had the experimental noise pop of Newcastle’s Crab Smasher, definitely a band after our own hearts, playing an intense and almost punk inspired (post-punk anyone…) set with drums, guitar, bass, keys and occasional vocals.
Varlets were next and made a hell of a lot of noise for a two piece playing a very short crunchy crowd pleasing set with drums, guitar and mixing desk (yes mixing desk…).
We were last up and I could not be happier with our show, I felt we really gelled and were as together as we’ve ever been playing experimental improvised music in Forenzics. Thanks to everyone who hung around to the end of our set, I know midnight is pretty late on a school night.
Also thanks to Sue at the Excelsior for booking us, Dylan for mixing us, Tim for his lighting wizardry, Ed for his video work, and Michelle for the thankless task of selling our stuff on the night.
I’ll be posting some video and possibly a link to a review over the next few days.
Once again thanks for making it such an excellent night!
We’ve finalised the line up for the album launch with the addition of the excellently noisy Defektro from Japan, founding member of the infamous Defektro Noise Army. He’ll be starting at 8.30pm sharp so don’t be late! Also adding to the mayhem will be Crab Smasher from Newcastle, local lads Varlets and of course Forenzics, for this performance consisting of Matthew Syres – guitar, Dirk Kruithof – guitar/vox, Joe Cummins – Trumpet/Kaoss and Evan McGregor – Drums.
All the other details are still the same: Wednesday 17th February, The Excelsior Hotel, 64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, 8pm to midnight.
So if you like noise/drone/improvised/ambient/experimental or just plain f**ked up music then this is the gig for you.
We’re pleased to announce that Forenzics will launch our new album Static and Silence on Wednesday the 17th February, at The Excelsior Hotel (64 Foveaux Street Surry Hills) with supports Crabsmasher (Newcastle) and Varlets, with more to be announced. Come along, we’ll be selling the new disc on the night for a special discount price to celebrate!