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The best kept secret in music


"The Wire Complex: live"

X-Press Review
Category: Music

'... The Wire Complex have become the band everyone predicted they could, would, and should be. With tell-tale signs of prog influences past and present, The Wire Complex effortlessly and cleverly screw around with timing and sound manipulation to such an end that the strength of the band comes not from their decision to bend the rules, but the fluidness with which they do so.

The band's live presence is also very much an affirmation of their music, with little in the way of physical movement, but a great deal of concentration and passion in their stationary delivery.

It is as effective as any approach The Wire Complex could take, because it seems natural and thus complementary to the music they are involving themselves in. Drummer Luke Fragomeni, however, does a lot of that drumstick twirling stuff that makes people who can't do it (i.e. most of us) go 'fuck that looks cool'. 'Tis the simple things in life'

Mike Wafer, X-Press Mag 19/07/06

- X-press Mag

"Sarah Thillagaratnam's Top 10 of 2004"

1) The Wire Complex: A work of fiction.

The Wire Complex released their debut EP "A Work of Fiction" in May, and the album is definately up there with the best of the best local rock releases.
The Wire Complex combines atmospheric rock with a sharp use of electronics that amalgamate flawlessly. With impressive vocals that hit all the high notes, each song, within itself, is arranged with good variation and in an interesting manner, balancing the use of music with space, where each instrument has a significant role and place in the song at any point in time.
There's a hint of Tool influence with guitar parts on "A work of Fiction" and "Chrysalis" - two of the bettersongs on the album. "Chrysalis" stands out with an ambient intro that kicks into an awesome rock-heavy riff, with cool Transformers-like laser sounds toward the end. "Spherical Comedy" is another outstanding track, along with "Omnipresent" - a seven minute epic.
The Wire Complex has something unique and interesting to offer to rock music, and should be taken notice of.

Xpress Mag
December 2004 - X-Press Mag


"A Work of Fiction" maxi-EP, 2004
"I, the Battlefield" cd single, 2006


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5 years of passionate exploration has led the wire complex through a labyrinth of styles and sounds, culminating in the release of its first maxi-ep, "A Work of Fiction" in mid 2004. This release was rated by one "X-press magazine" reviewer as the album of the year.

The wire complex is currently Perth's primary force in its genre, prog-rock, and has encouraged the emergence of a recent wave of young alternative and prog-rock bands.

Having played well over 100 live shows in a wide range of Perth metro and W.A regional venues, the wire complex has recently matured into a highly skilled and polished live act. The recent release of the first single of a new recording cycle, "I, the Battlefield", has demonstrated that its mastery of the self-recording process is swiftly reaching its peak.

Lovers of experimental and progressive music (such as Bjork,The Mars Volta, Radiohead, Sigur Ros) and fellow science-fiction geeks, left wing whistle blowers, and concerned libertines, will fall deeply in love with the beautifully organised chaos of the wire complex, guaranteed!