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 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.
If you missed our intense gig with Louis Burdett a couple of weeks back, here it is in it’s entirety for your listening pleasure. Also available for free download if you just can’t live without it…
Forenzics record with Japanese electronic artist Ryota Yamamura on the 11th May 2009. In our quest for sonic diversity and continuing musical inspiration we took the opportunity to record with Ryota during his brief stay in Sydney. We’d played together last year – complete with our then drummer Even McGregor, and it totally rocked – so we were keen to get together and record it this time. Totally glad we did, some audio teasers and more pics to come. Kudos to Michelle Barry for the sterling recording under difficult circumstances.
Forenzics begin recording their second album, working once again with studio whizz Jorden Brebach at Sound Level Studios, Ultimo, Sydney.