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Published on Jul 17, 2011
July 15th, 2011 Tone (16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills)
Set List: Room 3327 130 Immersion Pilot Fight Club Cursed Infant
Meniscus's lush ambient soundscapes, driving bass lines and poly-rhythmic beats create a unique musical experience that has been hypnotising Australian audiences since 2005. The Sydney trio's unique brand of instrumental post rock blends the moody dynamics of acts like Mogwai and Sigur Rós with the prog rock technicality of King Crimson.
The critical success of the band's 2007 EP The Absence of I elevated Meniscus's profile globally with rave reviews from The Silent Ballet ("Beautifully crafted and impeccably conceived....very good doesn't quite sum this up, it's amazing") and Sputnik Music ("Meniscus have a wizardly sense of dynamics, songs flowing with the purity of water....technically brilliant and tightly composed").
Despite this success, the departure of drummer and co-founder Duncan Wilson forced Meniscus into hiatus in 2008. In early 2009, founding members Daniel Oreskovic (guitar) and Alison Kerjean (bass) made a comeback to the live circuit with new drummer Cameron Brennan, showcasing new songs and arrangements.
In late 2009, friend of the band, Marty Wong joined the band to mix visuals during live performance. Marty's tasteful use of different visual themes for the bands live shows provided an extra texture and added to the cinematic style of the music. 2009 was rounded off with the band playing at their first music festival -- The high and dry festival which was definitely a highlight of the year for the band.
In 2010, the band spent a great deal of time working on new material and recording demo versions of the tracks that would later be recorded professionally by Ash Maklad at Eargasm studios and mastered by Paul Stefanidis at Viking Lounge mastering.
2011 looks to be a very exciting year for Meniscus, with the release of their first studio album entitled "war of currents". The new album was officially released on July 15th and Meniscus will be taking their new music to several cities around Australia soon after.