|Three piece Australian band driven by metaphysical resonance and currently residing in Berlin. Matt Blanton (vox, guitar, samples, keys), Eli Kalaitzides (drums, keys) and Nick Burrough (vox, bass, guitar) all met at school and began playing seriously in 2009.
Heavily inﬂuenced by psychedelic plants, pagan myth, colours, spaceships and the veil. It has been described as psychedelic spaceman drone rock and being based in Berlin it tends to suit the abandon building atmosphere.
From basement acid jams, to working with soundtracks for conspiracy theory documentaries, to recording with the ghosts of the former GDR radio station at Studio East, Berlin;
Strange Forces create their own trip with a full, scary, oceanic, cinematic, and high strangeness reality.
Psychotropic vocals, sci-ﬁ guitars and winding roads of organic and digital sounds being channeled from one swell to another, make Strange Forces a unique act in these dark and strange times…
Hypervisions - Episode 1 from Strange Forces on Vimeo.
“Strange Forces allow us to dwell in a bar of gothic ambience before ﬂooding us with the sun-kissed dreams of chillwave. Layers and layers of vocal, guitar and synth mingle in the reed ﬁelds of this heavenly bliss.”
“...they haunt their surroundings with their echoey psychedelia.”
“Reverb soaked guitar ﬂutters in the shadows of a tree lined clearing, shadows constantly profaned by the ﬂames of some awful, ancient ritual at the clearing’s centre. Unimaginable colour shooting up into space from a cyclopean obelisk. The Old Ones would be proud.”
20 Jazz Funk Greats blog
“It is fairly safe to presume that Strange Forces’ music is heavily inﬂuenced by all that its name connotes; that is, the supernatural, the universe and the inexplicable. The result is a sound that could only be described as experimental-psychedelic, infusing excessive use of synthesizers with heavy guitar and drums.”
The AU Review, Feb 2010
“Das hört sich dann schon mal an wie ein hypnotischer Trip auf dem Schweif eines Kometen. Auf Platte fusioniert die Band Ambient mit Wave oder Psychedelic- und Drone-Stäubchen.”