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.
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.
At long last Static and Silence is finished! Pretty much ready to go – artwork is also done and we’ll be uploading to itunes etc shortly ready for the release early next year. Exact date to be confirmed. Once again Jorden Brebach and William Bowden have helped us create a record that sounds fantastic, full and sonically rich.
I don’t think the problems we are having finalizing ours are what most people mean when they talk about the difficult second album. Playing completely free and being open to whatever develops musically, we are not really trying to outdo what we achieved in our first one, or concerned about it being the same but different. For us it’s a different day with a different drummer so there’s a different outcome. So far so good!
The main problem we do have is trying to make sense of the huge 3.5 hours of music we recorded with Evan back in January. It doesn’t sound like that much but believe me it is…. Want to listen through the whole session twice? That’s the best part of a working day right there! As you can imagine it’s really hard to stay objective and even remember the stuff you liked over that time period . Because of all this we weren’t really getting anywhere individually so we spent a big chunk of today going over it together. We’ve now got some clarity about what to include – or at least what not to include.
The second problem is that we recorded a really diverse range of stuff that day; from very minimal almost electronic and static sounding textures, to quite massive sounding weird art rock, plus much that lies between the two. Bringing all this together in one album, plus combining 5 minute pop songs (not literally, you’ll not be hearing us on 2day fm anytime soon…) with 20 minute soundscapes is proving much harder that we thought. And we haven’t even started to mix it yet…
We’ll keep you posted.
Forenzics debut album H3O is finally available for download from itunes. The other sites came online quicker but as itunes is the most widely used by everyone we held off announcing availability till then. You can also purchase it from emusic, amazon, napster and rhapsody. Go to the shop page for more info.
Forenzics are proud to release their self-funded debut album ‘H3O’, an hour-long spontaneous piece of music recorded in one complete take on 8th October 2007. Mixed by Jorden Brebach and mastered by William Bowden.
H3O is a semi-abstract liquid sound world that touches on psychedelia, ambience, art-rock and noise. The band features guitarists Matthew Syres and Dirk Kruithof who, with drummer Ben Eadie, create hypnotic and slowly building currents of sound, from turbulently disruptive noise to serenely calm minimalist textures.
The two guitarists have distinctly different playing approaches; creating a wide array of textures through the use of effects, non-standard tunings and found objects. The music moves from a very electronic sound palette all the way through to unabashed power trio rock sounds.
Rather than an ‘anything goes’ aesthetic of some free music the album has an internal logic and continuity; a group-sound arrived at through playing together over a number of years, and a loose conceptual sonic theme based around water.
Coming soon to itunes, amazon and other online sources.