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.
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.
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.
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.
Our new album Build Ruins was officially released on the 13th June 2011 on New Weird Australia‘s, New Editions Label. You can purchase the album as a limited edition CD or pay what you like digital download here.
Thanks again to Michelle Barry, William Bowden and Ryota Yamamura for helping us make such an awesome sounding record, and Stuart Buchanan for releasing it.
We are proud to announce the imminent release and launch of our third album, Build Ruins, recorded back in 2009 with Japanese artist Ryota Yamamoto on electronics and Joe Cummins on trumpet. The album was recorded and mixed by Michelle Barry, mastered by William Bowden, and is being released by New Weird Australia’s New Editions label. The album and poster artwork was created by Heath Killen, New Weird Australia’s resident designer and looks great. Without a doubt this is our best album to date, both sonically and visually, thanks so much to everyone who’s helped to make it so.
Anyway come help us celebrate at FBI Social, Level 2, Kings Cross Hotel, 248 William Street, Kings Cross, Thursday 16th June, 8pm. $10.
For more info check out the facebook event here.
At long last you can purchase your very own copy of our brand new album Static and Silence. It’s available from various retailers in Sydney (see the shop page for details), will very shortly be available on itunes (tomorrow with any luck, time zones have screwed things up a little there), and lastly through this site via paypal checkout using the buy now buttons on the shop, music and home pages.
The album’s been receiving great airplay from the Sydney experimental music shows on 2ser, Fbi Radio, and EastsideFM. Special thanks to New Weird Australia, Sunday Night at the Movies, Slip Inside This House, Music You Don’t Dance To, Utility Fog and The Free Design for their support. Listen to some of the tracks on the music page or check out our reverbnation profile to hear samples of all the tracks online.