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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Forenzics are playing a free gig with Psychic Date, Galaxy Fuzz Band and Helpful Kitchen Gods, Sunday 18th March 2012, at The Gladstone Hotel, 115 Regent Street, Chippendale. We’re on first, a little after 5pm. Dirk (guitar), Matthew (guitar), Joe (trumpet), will be joined once again by Forenzics regular yet quite extraordinary Alex Slater (drums). We’ve also got the awesome RedCell Disorder doing visuals for us once again. Come along for some cheap beer and even cheaper live music. We’ll also be selling our latest CD Build Ruins released on the New Weird Australia’s New Editions label.
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.