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"[FORMA] continues rocketing down the autobahn with a glistening, dense take on the komische of Tangerine Dream and the ambient compositions of Laurie Spiegel... a lush bliss-out."

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"Nearly a decade after the scene's initial explosion, they're still propelling the sound forward."

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"Beatific beads of Kosmische rhythm and tone."

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“...music with a sense of warmth and wonder, manipulating and balancing the familiar to create tracks that signify discovery, rebirth, and exploration.”

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FORMA is a trio formed in 2010 in Brooklyn, NY, currently consisting of members Mark Dwinell, George Bennett and John Also Bennett. FORMA’s mixture of minimalism, ambient explorations, kosmische, and frenetic rhythm has captivated the international experimental music community since their 2011 self-titled debut on John Elliott’s influential Spectrum Spools label. Following 2012’s darker OFF/ON, the trio stepped onto the perimeter of the dance floor with their Cool Haptics EP on The Bunker New York (2014). Physicalist (2016), their debut for Kranky, was a shift in a new direction for the group - their first recording to utilize acoustic instrumentation alongside their formidable electronic arsenal. FORMA’s celebrated live performances - extended, often improvisational journeys using an interconnected array of modular synthesizers and acoustic sounds - draw a wide range of synth, noise, ambient and dance music devotees into their realm.

 
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"Buttery arpeggiated synthesizers, pulsing drum machines, soothing psychedelic drones and a piano composition reminiscent of the early-twentieth-century spiritualist and composer G. I. Gurdjieff."

 
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"Physicalist feels like a heavyweight statement."

 
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TOUR DATES

Email Matthew Duane at booking@onthesly.co for booking inquiries.

10/19/18 - Toulouse, FR - Venue TBA

10/20/18 - London, UK - The Glove That Fits - INFO / TICKETS

10/22/18 - Aachen, DE - Musikbunker

10/23/18 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique Salon - INFO / TICKETS

10/25/18 - Berlin, DE - Arkaoda Berlin

10/27/18 - Lausanne, CH - Le Bourg - INFO / TICKETS

With Exploded View:

11/1/18 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle - INFO / TICKETS

11/2/18 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx

11/3/18 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison

11/4/18 - Montreal, QB - La Sala Rossa

11/6/18 - Boston, MA - The Middle East Upstairs

11/8/18 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade

11/9/18 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA

11/10/18 - Norfolk, VA - Venue TBA

11/11/18 - Washington, DC - DC9

11/12/18 - Harrisburgh, PA - Venue TBA

SELECTED PAST SHOWS

7/20/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust

6/08/18 - Montreal, QB @ Stationnement Éthel, Verdun

1/25/17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club

1/26/17 - Madison, WI @ Mickey's Tavern

1/27/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ Drone Not Drones Festival

1/28/17 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

12/2/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Murmur Theatre w/ Do Make Say Think

10/22/17 - Toronto, ON @ Baby G

10/21/17 - Montreal, QB @ Suoni Per Il Popolo

10/13/17 - Queens, NYC @ HOLO (1090 Wyckoff Ave)

3/11/2017 - Brooklyn, NY - Villain w/ Hans Joachim Roedelius

4/13/17 - Milan, Italy @ Masad

4/12/17 - Kiev, Ukraine @ Plivka

4/09/17 - Berlin, Germany @ West Germany

4/7/17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ World Minimal Music Festival

4/6/17 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Het Bos

4/5/17 - Lasaunne, Switzerland @ Le Bourg

4/4/17 - Basel, Switzerland @ Eulysia

4/1/17 - Aachen, Germany @ Musikbunker

11/28/16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 4614 Liberty

11/27/16 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class

11/26/16 - Chicago, IL @ Constellation

11/25/16 - Akron, OH @ Hive Mind

11/23/16 - Columbus, OH @ The Summit

11/22/16 - Baltimore, MA @ The Crown

11/21/16 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge

11/20/16 - Montreal, QB @ La Vitrola

11/19/16 - Worcester, MA @ The Firehouse

11/18/16 - Boston, MA @ Hexproof Arts Lab

11/5/2016 - Boston, MA - Boston Hassle Fest

11/2/2016 - Brooklyn, NY - Good Room w/ Silver Apples