I’ve finally got around to reworking this site to reflect our latest release – Static and Silence. I had planned to get this happening for the release date but was too swamped at the time to complete it – and figure out all the insane workarounds that come with the iweb territory. I believe things are better in the latest version, though I don’t have it yet.
I’ve also completely redesigned (can you redesign it when you didn’t design it in the first place?) our myspace page along similar lines, complete with a live shot of us at the album launch – courtesy of hopliteandpackhorse. I used one of the templates and followed the instructions available from myspace band support, a great resource for the html challenged like me. So if you’re sick of your current site give it a go – if I can do it almost anyone can.
In the near future I’ll be replacing the image and video pages with feeds from our flickr and youtube (or possibly vimeo) pages, saving much double handling and also allowing access to great looking and sounding HD videos right here.
Should be lots more posts coming in the next week or so, including the sounds unsound festival wrap up, our latest gig at the Excelsior Hotel, drummers and more…
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.
Thanks to everyone who made it down to the Static and SIlence Album Launch, we had a blast! Defektro started off the night in great style with his solo noise show – moving from ambient to drone to full on noise with the aid of bizarre hand crafted instruments played through his huge array of effects. Very very impressive. Check him out if you get a chance!
Following up we had the experimental noise pop of Newcastle’s Crab Smasher, definitely a band after our own hearts, playing an intense and almost punk inspired (post-punk anyone…) set with drums, guitar, bass, keys and occasional vocals.
Varlets were next and made a hell of a lot of noise for a two piece playing a very short crunchy crowd pleasing set with drums, guitar and mixing desk (yes mixing desk…).
We were last up and I could not be happier with our show, I felt we really gelled and were as together as we’ve ever been playing experimental improvised music in Forenzics. Thanks to everyone who hung around to the end of our set, I know midnight is pretty late on a school night.
Also thanks to Sue at the Excelsior for booking us, Dylan for mixing us, Tim for his lighting wizardry, Ed for his video work, and Michelle for the thankless task of selling our stuff on the night.
I’ll be posting some video and possibly a link to a review over the next few days.
Once again thanks for making it such an excellent night!
We’ve finalised the line up for the album launch with the addition of the excellently noisy Defektro from Japan, founding member of the infamous Defektro Noise Army. He’ll be starting at 8.30pm sharp so don’t be late! Also adding to the mayhem will be Crab Smasher from Newcastle, local lads Varlets and of course Forenzics, for this performance consisting of Matthew Syres – guitar, Dirk Kruithof – guitar/vox, Joe Cummins – Trumpet/Kaoss and Evan McGregor – Drums.
All the other details are still the same: Wednesday 17th February, The Excelsior Hotel, 64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, 8pm to midnight.
So if you like noise/drone/improvised/ambient/experimental or just plain f**ked up music then this is the gig for you.
We’re pleased to announce that Forenzics will launch our new album Static and Silence on Wednesday the 17th February, at The Excelsior Hotel (64 Foveaux Street Surry Hills) with supports Crabsmasher (Newcastle) and Varlets, with more to be announced. Come along, we’ll be selling the new disc on the night for a special discount price to celebrate!
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.
We’ve finally managed to nail down the incredibly busy Jorden Brebach to begin mixing our second album. We’re almost half way through the 5 track CD which is almost certainly to be titled Static and Silence. Some teaser tracks to come in the next few weeks…