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.