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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:

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!

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!

ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING NZ TOUR 2014

Monday, June 16th, 2014

“The All Seeing Hand are collaborators in conversion. Sound shapes minds, and the amalgam of turntables, throat singing and drums holds potent persuasive powers. The turntables provide a dense weaved fabric of sounds and create a subliminal future from the carcasses of redundant songs. The throat inhales your spent breath and mumbled words then exhales harmonic rich vocals; while you struggle to hear the language your synapses are firing new paths. The drums resonate with your heart, then beat it irregular; while your chest collapses with pounding toms, your brain pulsates with frantic snares.

The music of Seth Frightening is complex and varied but also focused and direct to the point of rawness. His music tells stories with shifting, clouded characters and evasive narrative, speaking as much to our own lives as to the one he himself leads. This ability to connect, to draw listeners out of their ease and guardedness, speaks as much about the depth and richness of his character as it does about his soaring and richly textured voice.”
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the-all-seeing-hand.bandcamp.com
sethfrightening.bandcamp.com

NEW RELEASE & INTERVIEW: I.RYOKO

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

i.ryoko - Rarities

SCR022 – I.Ryoko – Rarities (2007 – 2011)
A collection of seven unrelated tracks. At long last i had to get these out of the way to make way for some new music!

Interview on Under the Radar:
“I.Ryoko is the solo project of Wellington musical busybody Thomas Lambert, who also runs cult independent label Sonorous Circle. With a couple of releases on the way, including Rarities (2007-2011) out now, we finally pinned Thomas down for a chat about the project, what inspires him and what’s going on in the Wellington music scene at the moment…”

Read the interview here >www.undertheradar.co.nz/interview/576/IRyoko.utr

INTERVIEW & SHOW: BLEACHBOYS

Monday, February 18th, 2013

BLEACHBOYS

Bleachboys is the musical alias of the tape-wielding sound artist Maya-Victoria Kjellstrand of the United Kingdom. Also a member of Melbourne’s ‘Hex on the Beach‘, she is in New Zealand this coming week playing shows with expat-Wellingtonian and fellow Sonorous Circle member Matt Faisandier, aka The Convoy. We caught up with her over email to discuss her path to noise music, her process of creation and women in music…

Interview at Under the Radar > http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/interview/568/Bleachboys.utr

Fancy a night of sound immersion??? See Bleachboys & The Convoy in Wellington this Thursday at Puppies with support from Sky Burial and Hum Sufferer:

ALBUM REVIEW – DON’T YOU WORRY (HEAT DEATH)

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Seth Frightening – Don’t You Worry (Heat Death)
9.2/10

Review by Nich Cunningham for Under the Radar

“…Don’t You Worry (Heat Death) conveys a sense of openness and honesty while drawing on an eclectic palette to deliver a work of compelling emotion and intriguing ingenuity…”

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SETH FRIGHTENING: FULL ALBUM STREAM AND INTERVIEW

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Seth Frightening

The new Seth Frightening album is now complete! T’will be available for download and on CD (with artwork, etc) from this Saturday but in the meantime you can stream it in full thanks to Under the Radar.co.nz

Interview by Courtney Sanders of UTR:

… We caught up with Kelly to discuss his song writing process, how he feels about both his latest output and nabbing the opening slot for Grizzly Bears two New Zealand tour dates…

Hey Sean, what are you up to at the moment?

I’m just having a coffee because I drank some cider for lunch so I’m feeling a bit tired…

Full interview available here
> Seth Frightening Interview on Under The Radar.

UTR INTERVIEW : ATHUZELA BROWN

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Athuzela Brown
Interview By Jenee Tibshraeny for Under the Radar.

Earlier this month Wellington sibling duo Athuzela Brown released their debut album Tides via Sonorous Circle. Turns out they are more than just siblings, they are twins – intrigued by this and impressed by their debut long player we got in touch to find out more…
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SC INTERVIEW ON UNDER THE RADAR

Friday, January 14th, 2011

UTR

“Sonorous Circle is a brand new independent label releasing some of the most exciting young artists in New Zealand at the moment including the much lauded Seth Frightening and Glass Vaults. We caught up with them to find out what makes the label tick and what their future plans are…

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