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ZACH WEBBER ANIMATION / I.E.CRAZY INTERVIEW / MOTTE

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

NATURE ADVANCES THROUGH THE SUBURBS

As if making amazing, intricate music isn’t enough of a mission, Zach Webber (of Paperghost) has been chipping away at the colossal task of animating & scoring a lofi mini-series! Here’s the latest wacky installment, Ep2: The Geese:

For Ep1: Insurance Fraud and further ZW goods, check out www.zachwebbersoundart.com. You can also hear get the soundtracks here > http://zachwebber.bandcamp.com/album/nature-advances-through-the-suburbs-ost


TO SPEND MORE TIME LOOKING AT THE GROUND THAN AT THE SKY – AN INTERVIEW W/ I.E.CRAZY


Claire Duncan

“Maybe if I was a happier person and the world were less fucked up, or if I could just stomach the putrid bullet of being a good capitalist and expressed myself through home renovations and new curtains, I wouldn’t feel the need to write music at all.” – Claire Duncan

Read the full interview by Charlotte Forrester (of Womb) thanks to Salient > here < More: iecrazy.tumblr.com


MOTTE – SONGS FOR MOVIES


And for your general listening pleasure, here’s some cinematic violin by Lyttelton’s Motte, aka Anita Clark:

WOMB VIDEO PREMIERE ON THE WIRELESS

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Neo-folk artist Womb today brings to life a compelling new video for gently anthemic second single ‘Teresa’.

The video transports the song into a world of limitlessly reeling digital landscapes. The director, Tristan Joseph Brooks, calls on the sublime element of digital realms, exploring the never-ending wormholes of unused and decaying digital spaces:

“I spent weeks ‘location scouting’ in Second Life”, he explains. “Exploring these vast empty worlds, my avatar became non-existent… I tried to touch abstractly on ideas of loneliness and the idea of being somewhere but not really belonging. Growing out of one world and into another.”

The beauty and futility in fathoming this territory ties perfectly with the sense of loneliness and abstract longing conveyed in the song itself. Brooks’ vast infinitudes of digital landscapes are punctuated by comparatively ‘real’ visual renderings of Womb (aka Charlotte Forrester). She stands spectral-like, as though transmitting a message from an unknown palace lost in the ruins of the internet.

Check out the premiere feature & interview with Charlotte & Tristan at The Wireless!

FAMILY TIME! WOMB & A HUM OF VOICES

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

VIDEO: WOMB LIVE

Charlotte Forrester, aka Womb, has united her mother’s progeny to form a live band! Here is a video from their second ever show late last year featuring Georgette Brown on drums and Haz Forrester on guitar, both of whom also created the stage setting, with projections by Erica Sklenars/Lady Lazer Light:


Womb font by Georgette Brown

TWIN TALK

The Forrester twins (ex-Athuzela Brown) were recently featured in a radio series on Musical Siblings. Listen here to their interview with RNZ‘s Shaun D Wilson in which they discuss “growing and making music, together and apart”:

A HUM OF VOICES

Haz makes ethereal folk & electronic music under the name A Hum of Voices. You can listen to and freely download his beautiful debut EP here:

SETH/CRAZY

Monday, January 4th, 2016

I don’t know what the lambs get up to but this lovely pair of humans had a productive 2015!


Sean Kelly (Seth Frightening) and Claire Duncan (I.E.Crazy) with Midnight and Lamb #2.
Thanks Veronica CP and Joseph Griffen for the photo!

It began with Seth Frightening‘s release of But We Love Our Brothers And Sisters – his sixth in as many years & the latest in a back catalogue of unrelenting brilliance. Direct and personal while still poetic, haunting, beautiful and always in that unmistakeable Seth Frightening style.

BWLOBAS FEATURE/ REVIEW

‘…his music is full of ugly emotions. Themes include, but are not limited to; death, sex, abortion, loneliness and existential frustration, told through layers of self-deprecation and home recorded charm. It’s heavy stuff, but far from being intimidated by such subject matters, Kelly finds writing about them therapeutic’.

“I write sad songs, but I don’t write them for you to feel sorry for me. I write them because it empowers me.” – Sean Kelly

Delve into this insightful review/interview by Sam Carswell for NZ Musician > Ugly Sounds Of Undeniable Beauty

BWLOBAS VINYL!

In November, Sean and his equally talented and radical accomplice Claire Duncan (I.E.Crazy / Dear Time’s Waste) toured the country to empathise with folks and promote his vinyl that had not yet arrived. Alas, it soon after came – fashionably late in beautiful bone tone – and has since been dispatched via a network of couriers. Email sethfrightening@gmail.com if you want one!

Seth Vinyl

I.E CRAZY EMERGES FROM SHELL WITH #1 HIT

“To celebrate having lapped the sun 28 times without yet flying directly into it, I’m loosing this limping beast of a song into the world.” So wrote Claire on her birthday as she released her first track under the name I.E.Crazy:

The project is a distinct departure from previous work as Dear Time’s Waste, now expressing a harder-edged character. ‘A jilted lover’, ‘a “psycho ex”, a “crazy bitch”‘, she explains of the lyrics to You’re A Stranger To Me Now (#1 on the ODT’s 2015 NZ Singles of the Year list : D)

I.E.CRAZY SPEAKS!

Be delighted and/or disturbed by Claire’s “water-related analogies” and more in this up front interview with Emma Smith on RNZ’s Music 101:

WHEN THEIR POWERS COMBINE (w/ SHOCKING PINKS)

Lastly (but not leastly) check out this incredible Seth & I.E cover of the Shocking Pinks song, Nostalgia, released as part of a collection by A Low Hum in November:

What will 2016 bring from these talented two? Keep your ears & eyes pinned & pealed!

LAND OF THE LONG WHITE STAIN

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

The Lumiere Reader have released an online music-documentary featuring Seth Frightening, Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing, Shab Orchestra and I.E.Crazy as they tour the country. A “contemplative ode to a brood of genre-bending Auckland musicians”. Stream here & get further insights below:

“While the songs themselves are the heroes of the story, behind-the-scenes footage permits a glimpse into the processes and world-views of a group of fiercely creative individuals whose work falls outside the ever-constrictive paradigms of popular music in New Zealand.” – Claire Duncan, writer & director.

Zac Arnold of RNZ’s Music 101 spoke with Claire to discuss the difficulties of capturing the essence of live performance and what it means to be a musician on the margins:

Also, keep your eye out for more in Lumiere’s web-series covering pockets of New Zealand’s underground print and cinema scenes > http://video.lumiere.net.nz

AN INTERVIEW WITH WOMB ON UTR

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Charlotte Forrester / Womb
Charlotte Forrester / Womb

Thanks to Under the Radar for this great wee interview with Charlotte Forrester of Womb:

“It’s like the womb is the most sacred, safe place. It is warm, it is floating. Then the womb is also totally sexual, and red, and passionate. And finally, in some ways it is raw and frightening, this eerie zone of amniotic fluid, and then you’re pushed out, bloody, into the world.”

Read the full interview on UTR

SONOROUS CIRCLE FEATURED ON RADIO NZ!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Thanks to Samuel Flynn Scott and the lovely folks at Radio New Zealand‘s Music 101 for putting this together and broadcasting it to the nation! Featuring interviews with Womb, Paperghost and I.Ryoko. Stream below.

Womb
Charlotte Forrester, aka Womb

“Record labels are machines of hype, or at least they used to be. Some labels seem to exist for more esoteric reasons. Bring the right music together under the same label and strange alchemy can happen. Samuel Scott certainly found that to be the case at Sonorous Circle.”

Want more? Check out Music 101 for their amazing range of new music insights!

SCR030: PAPERGHOST – SIGNAL FINGERS

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

The new Paperghost album, Signal Fingers, is here at last! It has been fittingly described as “… a cycle of densely layered songs born from intricate stories and environments. Surreal and architectural…”. Delve away! + If you like the music and like to read, check the interview…

Streamable and pay-as-you-like downloadable here, with limited edition t-shirts featuring a drawing by Zach Webber!

PAPERGHOST T-SHIRTS! $30 (Holla if you want to pick up in Wellington and avoid the cost of postage : )

Paperghost shirts
Sand and Charcoal coloured cotton shirts with black ink screenprint by Brandon Sayring

AN INTERVIEW WITH ZACH WEBBER / PAPERGHOST:
Intrigued as to how one comes to produce such intricate, imaginative work I spoke with Zach about his art, influences and creative process. > You can read the full interview (with pictures!) here <

Zach Webber
Zach Webber in his Newtown studio