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.
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.
Forenzics will once again play their completely improvised, post rock influenced, experimental music at the Gladstone Hotel, 115 Regent St, Chippendale, Sydney. This time we’ll be playing alongside Helpful Kitchen Gods, Honey Buckets and Curb, Sunday 27th October.
Our lineup for this show will be Matthew Syres on Guitar, Dirk Kruithof on Bass, Joe Cummins on Trumpet and Mystery Man on Drums.
Doors open at 5pm, entry is free, and the beer is cheap.
Been a bit slow on the blog posts but just had to post about this great all-improvised gig coming up.
It’s a Sounds Unsound Presents gig so you know it’s going to be something special!
Featuring a brand new guitar duo comprising Matthew Syres (Forenzics, Strange, Jekyll Switch) and Pete Jones (Whore, Psychic Date, Axis) to open the night, followed by the incomparable Louis Burdett doing a solo set on drums and electronics, then finishing up with Forenzics featuring Joe Cummins on trumpet, Dirk Kruithof on bass, Matthew Syres on guitar and a Special Guest drummer.
Visuals will be supplied by RedCell Disorder – not to be missed.
Doors Open at 7pm, Saturday January 19th 2013. Tickets are $10 on the door. Town and Country Hotel, 2 Unwins Bridge Road, St Peters, NSW.
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.
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.
As promised in my last blog post, finally got the official forenzics site up and running. Direct link to the new site is www.forenzics.net and to this blog forenzics.net. There’s also a feed from the blog on the new site so you can keep up to date from the one spot. I’m still tweaking some things but it’s all pretty much there now. Go have a look and feel free to comment – now that you can!