Crab Smasher reviewed in Blitz Magazine

Wednesday 17th February 2010
Excelsior Hotel, Surry Hills

Unable to drink Jaeger Bombs (doctors orders), an evening of Avante Guarde and experimental noise was selected over Jaeger Uprising. Defektro kicked off with a set up that looked more like a table of alien weaponry than a musical arsenal. The extreme low waveforms, grinding industrial and literally flaming outro set the standard for the proceedings. Crab Smasher took us from Pavement to Suicide (the band), with moments of Devo laced with Casiotone; Equal parts noise and melody, heads were nodding appreciatively if not arrhythmically. Varlets forgot they were playing, but managed to show up and squeeze in ten minutes of more traditional guitar torture / Synth / drums. Headlining with trumpet, precision drumming and two guitars (one mostly played with a metal bus sign, the other with saturated with effects) was Forenzics. This four piece was something beyond sound scape and more in the direction of early Mogwai baiting Oren Ambarchi and Battles. One could almost sense John Zorn astral travelling around this show, with a broad but crooked metaphysical smile.

Cris Lapa – Blitz Magazine

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Infinite Decimals 0.18232323… album launch tour

Melbourne duo Infinite Decimals have a new album out through Audio Actions titled 0.18232323… To celebrate they are playing some launch dates up the east coast accompanied with live projections by Paul Rodgers. Also available on this tour will be copies of a limited edition DVD.

Thursday 1st April
The Front – Canberra
w/Snawklor, Warwick J Smith

Friday 2nd April
Bald Faced Stag – Sydney
Sounds Unsound Festival w/Forenzics, Defektro, Scissor Lock, Toydeath, Justice Yeldham, heaps more

Friday 2nd April
Jura Books – Sydney
w/Scissor Lock, Swill

Saturday 3rd April
ARThive – Newcastle

Sunday 4th April
The Big Room – Sydney
w/Raven, Crab Smasher

Sunday 4th April
Sedition – Sydney

Saturday 24th April
The Empress – Melbourne

Sounds UnSound Festival

A Festival of improvised, left-field, ambient, noise, art, punk, psych and generally UNSOUND musics.
Curated by Forenzics‘ Matthew Syres & Dirk Kruithof & presented by Cadence Commotions

12 unique acts will be appearing throughout the festival.

Friday April 2nd
DOORS open @ 2pm ~ $15

2.30 ~ Baad Jazz
3.05 ~ The Not Too Distant Future
3.40 ~ The Bznzz
4.30 ~ Forenzics
5.30 ~ Scissor Lock
6.05 ~ Prehistoric Fuckin’ Moron(s)
6.40 ~ Nhomea
7.15 ~ Toydeath
8.00 ~ Infinite Decimals
8.40 ~ Justice Yeldham
9.05 ~ Defektro
9.40 ~ The Sounds Unsound Trainwreck (experimental impro jam to end)

For more info visit The Sounds UnSound Festival myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/thesoundsunsoundfestival