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PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 – DAY 3: CANAAN DOWNS

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

After the first two shows in the South Island we had a few days off to chill and explore the area. The following photos are from Canaan Downs/ Harwoods Hole on the Takaka Hill, taken on 15th June 2014.

CANAAN DOWNS

CANAAN DOWNS

CANAAN DOWNS

CANAAN DOWNS

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PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 – DAY 2

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

On the second day of the tour we woke up in one beautiful place, Dharma Bums in Wairau Valley, and travelled for a few hours to another, Tim’s Place in Marahau:

Wairau Valley to Marahau
Wairau Valley

Wairau Valley to Marahau
Creative space!

Wairau Valley to Marahau
Fantail

Wairau Valley to Marahau
Departing Wairau Valley

Wairau Valley to Marahau
Arriving in Marahau

Wairau Valley to Marahau
MOON!

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THIS LAND IS MINE

Monday, July 14th, 2014


A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Once again the Israel/ Palestine conflict has boiled into mass murder with over 172 Palestinians, mostly civilians, killed in the last 7 days from heavy bombing on residential areas and rocket launch sites. There have been no Israeli casualties, owing both to the lacking power of the Palestinian rockets, and the near impenetrability of the Israeli missile defense system, the so-called ‘Iron Dome’.

As the never-ending conflict continues we are reminded that violence solves nothing. The following cartoon musical shows a creative (and loose) history of the back and forth killing that has relentlessly tormented successive peoples of this area since ancient times:

For further information on the video and a breakdown of the ‘historical players’ represented, see the artist’s blog: blog.ninapaley.com/2012/10/01/this-land-is-mine/

PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 – DAY 1

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The NZ tour is racing along with only three shows left over the next two weekends (Auckland, Whanganui and Palmerston North) [+ a Seth Frightening ‘side-show’ on Thursday in AK]. Click here for > photos of the show on Saturday night in Wellington, thanks to UTR, and see below for some photos from the South Island leg of the tour, beginning Friday 13th (+ full moon!) June.


Seth Creepy on the ferry from Wellington to Picton


Marlborough Sounds


All Seeing Hand & Seth Frightening in travel mode


Wairau Valley. Hungry horse waiting for porridge


Living the dream in Wairau Valley


Full moon through the trees


The All Seeing Hand @ Dharma Bums

the-all-seeing-hand.bandcamp.com
sethfrightening.bandcamp.com

SETH FRIGHTENING / ALL SEEING HAND / ORCHESTRA OF SPHERES

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Seth Frightening has a new video out for the song Dress Rehearsal Dead Meat, from his new album which is due out soon! Have a looky/listen:

Seth Frightening is currently on tour with the legendary All Seeing Hand, who released a new album last Friday called Fog & Debris:

This presumably from the band’s press release: “The All Seeing Hand have access to an eye with more precision and scope than the Five Eyes of the dominant Western powers; One Eye through All Eyes, the Empathic Eye. They have disregarded petty rhetoric on concerns of law and collated the meta-data of human experience within this vast universe; not merely the meagre digital interactions confined to the World Wide Web, but a grand repository dedicated to living action and thought. They have experienced and analysed the thinking and behaviours of this radical species whose impact is becoming extraterrestrial. And while they wish to share their findings, they want you to know that you already know; and they are willing to manipulate you into a state in which you will be even more open to the new hierarchies they herald. It is a time to fear, a time to decode, a time to rejoice!”

Partake in the All Seeing Hand and Seth Frightening NZ Tour in Wellington this Saturday with the always excellent Orchestra of Spheres! T’will be a good one.

Orchestra of Spheres
Orchestra of Spheres playing Sun Ra at Meow, 6th June 2014

RENEE LOUISE CARAFICE

Monday, June 30th, 2014

This is New Zealand-born Nashville resident, Renee Louise Carafice, playing at Wellington’s Meow Bar on 13th June in support of her wonderful recently released album, Power Animals. Have a listen if you’re into (self-described) “experimental glam folk music”!

“This album is an anti-suicide note: love songs to myself and hate songs to the haters. These songs say: I am alive, and perhaps being alive is more brutal than being dead.”

“The sometimes whisperingly gentle, sometimes screamingly intense album unflinchingly covers the topic of power and power struggles in its many forms, and carries with it a sense of urgent knowing that things collapse and things can eventually rebuild.”

A review/ interview by Nick Bollinger of Radio New Zealand, 21st June 2014:

reneelouisecarafice.bandcamp.com
reneelouisecarafice.org

GOLDEN AXE / SEUNG YUL OH @ CITY GALLERY

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

These photos are from June 5th, 2014 when Golden Axe played at the Wellington City Gallery amongst the art of Seung Yul Oh. This was the first of a series of events that will take place at the gallery on the first Thursday of each month.

Golden Axe

Golden Axe

Seung Yul Oh

Seung Yul Oh

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ALDOUS HARDING / BALAMOHAN SHINGADE

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Here are the photos from the last two shows I saw in Auckland after Easter.


Aldous Harding @ The Wine Cellar

This wild-eyed woman from Lyttelton going by the name Aldous Harding wields a powerful and impressively chameleonic voice with beautiful folk songs and an endearing persona that will no doubt carry her into a promising musical future.

Hear her story in brief with some musical clips here:

www.lytteltonrecords.co.nz



Balamohan Shingade & musicians @ the Audio Foundation

Balamohan Shingade is a vocalist in the practise of Hindustani classical music, and a designer, based in Auckland who had a recent design exhibition and musical performance at the Audio Foundation.

“A raga is a tonal framework for composition and improvisation in Hindustani classical music. Each raga is associated with a particular time of day, and with an atmosphere to which that time corresponds. They form a continuous cycle, reflecting the course of the sun from dawn to dusk; dusk to dawn.” (see diagram above)

www.balamohanshingade.com

EASTER SUNDAY PHOTOS

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

I cringe every time I hear John Key refer to the ‘Mum & Dad investors’ who will supposedly benefit from the privatisation of New Zealand’s national assets and I am borderline disgusted at the volume of media coverage given to these overrated royal appendages on their recent ‘tour’ of the country, so it’s nice to see art like this around the streets making light of the situation!

Mum & Dad investorsThe Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and their son George, with NZ Prime Minister John Key. Artist unknown.

It’s true ‘Her Majesty the Queen’ owns alot of land in NZ because her ancestors employees colonised the country over 174 years ago, but I struggle to understand why her grandson and his family coming to visit should be the leading story for almost every news outlet for six days running! Anyway…

These photos are from another show at FTP gallery on New North Road, Auckland, Sunday 19th April. Huge thanks to FTP for having me play & stay!

i.ryoko
i.ryoko > Listen. This photo thanks to Joon Yang & UTR.

Kraus & Liam
Kraus & Liam > kraus.co.nz

HUF
Huf > Listen

DIANA TRIBUTEDiana Tribute (continuing with the royal theme)

After a mad long weekend it was definitely time for some loungey cat times in front of the fire, with soup! (Thanks dudes!)

didge & huf
Huf the dude and Didge the Cat.

BORDERLINE FEST / FTP / TEAM CATFOOD

Monday, April 28th, 2014

More photos from Easter weekend in Auckland, these from Borderline Fest, FTP Gallery & Union St on Friday & Saturday, 18th/19th April:

Girls Pissing
Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing @ Wine Cellar > Listen

Jonathan King & Alex Brown
Jonathan King & Alex Brown @ FTP Gallery

Emily Edrosa
Emily Edrosa @ FTP Gallery > Listen

Neo Waco
Neo Waco @ FTP Gallery > Listen

Drummy & Bonehead
Drummy & Bonehead @ Whammy > Listen to Bonehead

Team Catfood
Team Catfood @ Union St > Listen