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The Sounds Unsound #6

When:

Sat 24 Oct 2015, 8:00pm–2:00am

Where: Valve Bar, 871 George St, Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: matt73

The Sounds Unsound Presents: a night of experimental, improvised or just plain weird music.

This, the sixth in the Sounds Unsound series features a massive synth vs guitars lineup with the Japanese man/machine noise unit of Defektro, the dark guitar based improv of Forenzics, Melbourne synth genius Abre Ojos producing sound and vision for dystopian meditation, the post doom textures of guitar duo Sound Object, and synth maestros Demoncore producing the wretched screaming of rare thrush infused & unreleased Justin Bieber. Plus the awesome and hypnotic large scale projections created live by resident visual guru Redcell Disorder.

Please note this gig is Underground at Valve.

Defektro
Characterised by harsh machine produced junk metal sounds Defektro has been performing for two decades in various guises. Formed originally as a trio in 1995 in Tokyo, Japan, noize unit Defektro unit now comprises one human and many machines. Hirofumi Uchino,a futuristic Dr Frankenstien, is the evil mastermind and father of the machines used in Defektro. The sound is produced by the machines, sampled, effected chewed up and spat out for the listening pleasure of the audience.

Forenzics
Forenzics are a Sydney-based free music act with a distinct sound and attitude. Each performance is entirely unique, yet the sonic instincts and improvisation styles of each player transform the varied influences of post-rock, noise, jazz and electronic music into the bands’ distinctive, engaging, and ever-evolving aesthetic.

The line-up for this show features Matthew Syres and Dirk Kruithof on guitar, both using myriad effects, tunings and preparation, and Josh Isaac on drums.

They have released four albums to critical acclaim, H3O (2009), Static and Silence (2010), and Build Ruins (2011), and Malign (2015). Live they are a force to be reckoned with, taking their audiences on a journey that is sometimes wild and tumultuous, sometimes hypnotic and fragile, yet always transporting.

Abre Ojos (Melbourne)
Abre Ojos is a term found while reading a book called 1606 – An Epic Adventure by Evan McHugh. 1606 is about the multiple discoveries and voyages to Australia before the “official discovery” by Captain James Cook in 1788. “Abre Ojos” was a constant saying by the Spanish and Portuguese sailors while navigating the dangerous reef infested waters surrounding Australia’s coastline meaning “Watch Out” or “Open Your Eyes” there is danger all around.

Abre Ojos explores synesthetic modalities with this audio-visual project.
Combining vintage analogue electronics with 21st century digital technology the Abre Ojos project is designed to provide experiences using sacred geometric animations and audio frequencies.
Labelling the work as “improvised sound and vision for dystopian meditation”, Abre Ojos is seeking to find a balance between the imminent evolution of humanity and the distorted reality we inhabit today. When you watch an Abre Ojos live set or recording you are watching the sound and vision as it happens- all improvised, all live, allowing serendipitous clashes of the sound and reactive visuals. Walls of tones with their root in the sacred frequencies mix with monk like chanting and hypnotic mandala based images creating something more than their parts, something more than you hear or see.
The project has released multiple DVD’s and has been performed live around Australia including performances at Eclipse Festival 2012, Rainbow Serpent, Federation Square and the Tote Hotel.

Sound Object
Post rock infused with noise, soundscape, drone and melody. Two guitars, four amps, way too many pedals.

Demoncore
Enjoy the wretched screaming of Justin Bieber performing rare unreleased tracks protruding from his prolapsed moist thrushy orifice. May also include two guys, loads of anoalogue and digital synths, and a busload of moog effects.