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SONNY CRICKLE’S 2017 MELBOURNE BLOG #3

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

THE MAKE IT UP CLUB

This week I went to the long-running improvised sound night, the Make It Up Club, at Bar Open. It’s been running every Tuesday for almost 20 years!!! Saw a couple bands with great names – INTRINSIC LIGHT, and SACRED ORDER OF MAGNITUDE – the latter pictured here:

Sacred Order of Magnitude

SHOW TONIGHT! I.RYOKO, THE CONVOY & DOWSER

There’ll be tourist photos galore in the next week or so but today I’ve been preparing for the fast-approaching show, at The Toff in Town TONIGHT! (Thursday) > Tickets here!!! < Please tell all your sound-loving Melbourne pals : )

THE CONVOY

THE CONVOY got a review of their album, ‘Heh’, on Echoes and Dust this week that said of their music: “It’s such a gorgeous embrace of all living things happening around us. With soundscapes that drone into infinity and elements that engage you. I can’t stress this enough, this is the music everyone needs in their lives.” (-Anthony Cooley)

It’s good advice. I certainly felt better after being treated to some deeeeeep sonics from these two! Here’s Matt & Erin troubleshooting a squeely tape machine a couple nights ago:

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SONNY CRICKLE’S 2017 MELBOURNE BLOG #2

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Gonna be posting mostly photos here, beginning with the obligatory plane shots departing NZ:

Marlborough Sounds, NZ

From here it’s all Melbourne. Every night before the show we’d have to hang in the alleyway outside the venue waiting for the other show to finish. One night I struck up a conversation outside with the venue manager who thought I was a homeless guy and asked if I was sleeping rough! Fair call.

This is Stella ‘the grand-daughter’ and Joe ‘the pizza guy’ listening to Arj Barker‘s set from the cheap seats outside the Lithuanian Club:

Jason ‘the lighting designer’ and Joe on their 21st Century anti-boredom inputs

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SONNY CRICKLE’S 2017 MELBOURNE BLOG #1

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Posted by Thomas Lambert

Two weeks in Australia has flown by in what feels like no time at all and the Melbourne Fringe season of The Basement Tapes is now complete!

Stella Reid in The Basement Tapes
Stella Reid in The Basement Tapes, Arts House Warehouse

We had a great response from audiences here, receiving a nomination for best performance at the festival, moving numerous people to tears and scaring many more!

As one reviewer put it, “the story really burrows its way into your mind and then begins to play tricks on you in a truly terrifying theatrical experience.“ Another called it “an intriguing – at times, frightening – piece of theatre that’s expertly delivered.”

A huge thankyou to everyone who has supported this project – and to Stella Reid, Jason Longstaff, Jane Yonge and Joe Wright for being the coolest colleagues and travel buddies!

Stella's preshow warmup
Stella’s preshow warmup

I’m lucky to be hanging back for another couple weeks to play some shows (as I.Ryoko) and immerse myself in the incredible space that is Magnet.

More to follow!

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!

ORCHESTRA OF SPHERES’ CHILDREN’S SHOW!

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Hooray for child-friendly psychedelia! The always awesome Orchestra of Spheres have teamed up with Erica Sklenars (aka Lady Lazer Light), Stephen Bain and Gerard Crewdson to create a show for the Capital E National Arts Festival in Wellington!

“The sky is not even the limit in this compelling musical expedition, set in a visually vibrant and kinetic world. Inflatable installations and beautiful projections contribute to an immersive kaleidoscopic light and music experience, pushing the boundaries of imagination on a voyage to the furthest reaches of space.”

Make a booking for the one public show on Saturday morning (March 21) here > http://capitale.org.nz/portfolio-posts/national-arts-festival-orchestra-of-spheres/

PHOTOS: BRAND NEW ZEAL PARTY 2!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to or attended these events! And to the Wellington City Council creative communities fund for the financial assistance that allowed us the use of such great venues. These were prob the last of our shows for the year but look forward to future good times!

Gamelan Padhang Moncar
Gamelan Padhang Moncar

Seth Frightening
Sean Kelly / Seth Frightening (Visuals by Beth Hilton. Photo by Tristan Brooks)

I.E Crazy
Claire Duncan / I.E.Crazy

Paperghost
Zach Webber / Paperghost (Photo by Tristan Brooks)

Samin Son
Samin Son (Photo by Tristan Brooks)


Kokomo Joe (Photo by Georgette Brown)

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PHOTOS: BRAND NEW ZEAL PARTY – INVERLOCHY ART SCHOOL

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

These pics from The Brand New Zeal Party on October 11th at Inverlochy Art School. Thanks to everyone who came along and contributed to the good times! (NB: Party #2 on November 1st!)


Inverlochy Art School


A Hum of Voices & Womb

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PHOTOS: ORCHESTRA OF SPHERES’ ALBEMARLE HAPPENING!

Friday, October 17th, 2014


Orchestra of Spheres

Orchestra of Spheres embark this very day for the shores of Iceland and the Airwaves Festival, and as a fundraiser for the trip they filled the coolest vacant building in the city (pending demolition) with art and music! Way to go.


The Albemarle (rear view)

Gerard Crewdson and Jeff Henderson
Gerard Crewdson and Jeff Henderson

SKLENARBIRDS!
Radical Sklenarbirds! By Erica Sklenars / Lady Lazer Light

TREEFROG PAINTING!
Live painting by Treefrog Sanders

Nathan Taare zone
Nathan Taare zone

Although this party was so expansive I couldn’t document it all, there are MANY MORE PHOTOS HERE! >> (more…)

PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 – DAY 6

Monday, August 11th, 2014

The following photos are from 19th June on the day of the Lyttelton show at Tommy Changs:


Ben levitates


Port Hills, Christchurch


View of Diamond Harbour from Port Hills


Condemned homes on the beach at Taylor’s Mistake, Christchurch


PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 – DAY 4 & 5

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014


Girl the dog dons a hat for the cold weather


Split Apple Rock


Marahau morning mist


A stop on the Lewis Pass, heading to Lyttelton