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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!

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!

SCR031: WOMB (SELF-TITLED)

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Hey-hooray! Today the dream-folk songstress, Charlotte Forrester, brings us her debut, self-titled, solo release as Womb! Five stunning tracks that speak for themselves… Stream below or pay-as-you-like to download. Pretty t-shirts to follow!

Mix & master by Sean Kelly (Seth Frightening).
Cover art by Georgette Brown.

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

MARTYN PEPPERELL INTRODUCES PAPERGHOST & WOMB

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Music enthusiast and reviewer, Martyn Pepperell, has introduced a couple of SC affiliates for TheAudience.co.nz recently, introducing new tracks by Paperghost and Womb. Read more & link to the streams below!

PAPERGHOST – BADSPIRIT:

Paperghost
Drawing by Zach Webber

“With his forthcoming new album, Signal Fingers, Wellington composer, producer, and sound designer Paperghost (real name: Zach Webber) concocts a cycle of densely layered songs born from intricate stories and environments. Surreal and architectural, his music mixes imagination with reality, fictions and personal experiences so blurred you can’t quite tell one from the other.”

Read more and stream the track, BADSPIRIT here > www.theaudience.co.nz/news/martyn-pepperell-introduces-paperghost/

The full Signal Fingers album will be available for download here on Wednesday!


WOMB – AIRPLANE:

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Charlotte Forrester (previously of Athuzela Brown) also shared a new track, Airplane, from her forthcoming EP:

‘Describing her music process as ritualistic, Charlotte has found she writes best within a sacred space and the correct accompanying headspace. “I feel it is necessary to return to the emotional landscapes the songs were written in, so that the recordings will harness the nature of the song I’ve written,” she explains.’

Read more and stream the track, Airplane, here> www.theaudience.co.nz/news/martyn-pepperell-introduces-womb

Thanks to Martyn and theaudience.co.nz!

SCR029: SETH FRIGHTENING – BUT WE LOVE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS

Monday, March 9th, 2015

The wait is over! New Seth Frightening album streamable and pay-as-you-like downloadable below. Vinyl preorders available soon!

“a deathly ode to the failings of love,
the reality of being nothing
and alone dead in space.”

sethfrightening.bandcamp.com/album/but-we-love-our-brothers-and-sisters

FINAL TURNING PAGES: A COMPILATION

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

FTP is a recently-defunct gallery space and venue in Auckland. This is their compilation originally released on cassette alongside a publication of the same name. Cover cop drawing by Dylan John Scott. Tracklisting below!



SIDE A:

RON GALLIPOLI – Stranglewek
ORLANDO FURIOUS – Egypt
PAUL BLANCHARD – Sonnet #38
I.E. CRAZY – An Incident on the Edge of Town (Live)
SAMIN SON – Running Drum Jump & Through
JOY DISEASE – Hang Yourself
DIANA TRIBUTE – Softly
PARK TAPES – Shimmer

SIDE B:

NEO-WACO – Hammer from the Skies
SETH FRIGHTENING – We Hate You (But We Love Our Brothers and Sisters)
WET NURSES OF SODOM – Dross and Blackwater
HUF & BROWN – Trying Not to Think (Live)
DICK WHYTE – The Dark
I.RYOKO – The Mountebank
MAD OPAL – Take It

SIDE C:
KRAUS – Can She Excuse My Wrongs
SKYMNING – October
BLANK TAPES – Satanloves
E.N.T. – Playa Policia
SAMUEL LONGMORE – Take 14

MISCELLANY 15.08.14

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Tonight (Friday) begins the audio-visual mini-fest, Exploded Cinema, at Wellington’s Film Archive, Nga Taonga. Starts at 7 and over by 9!

Friday 15th:
6.30 doors / 7.00 Oona Verse and Lady Lazer Light / 7.40 Samin Son and Yousuke Fuyama / 8.20 i.ryoko

Saturday 16th:
6.30 doors / 7.00 Antony Milton / 7.40 Sign of the Hag / 8.20 Noel Meek and Olivia Webb


Thanks to John Heighes, aka Milky Joe, for putting together this compilation featuring Wellington favourites Ballah Playah Gnar, The All Seeing Hand, Orchestra of Spheres, I.Ryoko, Douglas Lilburn, Mr Sterile Assembly, The Golden Awesome, John White and MORE!

“Mixed by Milky Joe for The Society for the Promotion of A Fantastic Way of Life… Headphone listening recommended… With only a couple of exceptions this is a Wellington-centric mix, and represents a very small sample of the fantastic, extra-ordinary, implausible, astonishing, surprising, improbable, unlikely, incredible, unbelievable, shocking and Microsoft Word Synonym function worthy music being made here in Wellington, Aotearoa.”

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

NEW SETH FRIGHTENING // FANS RELEASE SHOW PICS

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Before I post the pics from the South Island leg of the All Seeing Hand/ Seth Frightening tour, I’ve gotta catch up on a few posts! These red photos are from a show at Pyramid Club in Wellington on May 25th:

Seth Frightening
Seth Frightening @ Pyramid Club

Here’s a new track from the forthcoming Seth Frightening album which is very close to completion:

Charlotte Forrester
Charlotte Forrester > watch a live video from this show here < Dean Roberts
Dean Roberts

Dick Whyte
Dick Whyte


FANZ are a Wellington noise group featuring Antony Milton, Samin Son, Noel Meek and Fergus Nelson Moores (Mischancerie). They recently released a CDR on the local noise/psychedelic/underground label, Pseudo Arcana (check out a promo vid here), and played a release show at Newtown’s excellent ‘Death Ray Records’ on May 31st:

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Death Ray Records

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Fanz

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Roc///Opt/ > listen @ Bandcamp