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THE ALL SEEING HAND – NEW ALBUM / VIDEO / TOUR!

Thursday, November 24th, 2016


Greg the skin-chicken covets his nest egg

It’s time for The All Seeing Hand’s annual season of mind-blowing musical town-hopping radical fun times! With a new album out on December 1st (listen below) the trio are embarking on a national tour (details below) and have released a twisted video for ‘Cro-Magnon Corp’:

“It’s a glimpse of the ways people are enticed to wilfully participate in an extractive nightmarish game by spreading fear about the consequences of not getting your foot on the “property ladder” and grabbing your very own nest egg before the basket is empty” – Ben Knight, in conversation with Vice.

The All Seeing Hand are easily one of the most exciting bands in the country and MUST be seen live for full effect. Check them out, ESPECIALLY with the glorious added bonus of Unsanitary Napkin and E-N-T!

“It’s an interesting time to be making music. The themes in Sand To Glass emerged as a reflection of the dystopian sociopolitical environment we’re faced with right now, but from a zoomed-out perspective that looks more at patterns than specific events; the emergence and normalisation of mass surveillance over the last few years, the rise of fear-mongering reality-TV stars as political leaders, all against backdrop of ravenous neoliberal capitalism extracting so much that the capacity of the Earth to sustain life is literally under threat. But at the same time the album conveys ecstatic optimism for transformation in resistance to destruction. It’s definitely more about asking questions than offering answers, but hope and imagination seem more important than ever…” –> Read more from this excellent UTR interview

ALL SEEING HAND, SETH FRIGHTENING, LADY LAZER LIGHT TOUR!

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The third annual All Seeing Hand/ Seth Frightening tour has begun! This time with the addition of the great psychedelic vision sorcerer, Lady Lazer Light. Always a pleasure. Enjoy!


Poster by Toby Morris, aka XTOTL

“We need no Noah to know the floods are coming. There is no divine intervention required, the angels are silent yet the prophecy is happening. As blue ice transforms to surging mud we are told this is our chance to diversify. The ice breaker cuts through ten thousand years leaving new routes to nowhere. As the waters rise we toast progress with this new saline to intensify our madness. We need no Noah, we all need to shout. There is no ark. This is our rain dance.”

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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: 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

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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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

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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

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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