Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Lambert’


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.

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!


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


Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

This album was created predominantly in early 2014 when I was the Artist in Residence at the Audio Foundation in Myers Park, Auckland. Further arrangement and recording done at SCHQ, Newtown, Wellington. Available now to listen/ download and pay what you like. Limited edition cassettes will be available at live performances.

Review thanks to Alex Mitcalfe Wilson ( :
“I.Ryoko is Thomas Lambert’s longest-running musical project, a musical identity that has evolved through his deep involvement with independent music and sonic art over many years. Imbued with thought and care, I.Ryoko’s latest album, Opening, is a polished suite of nine recordings that showcase Lambert’s signature juxtaposition of synthetic and recorded sound with his own nuanced voice. The overall mood is both energetic and insistent, its assemblage of sounds challenging the listener and demanding their full attention.

Each of the album’s parts is arranged with a keen attention to rhythm, narrative and flow that is rare in abstract music; their striking sonic contrasts arranged with a singular dedication to the construction of an emergent, collective whole. The tracks oscillate between swollen, overlapping tonal peaks and rigorous, stripped-back arrangements that resonate in empty time.

Throughout Opening, Lambert’s control of soundscape is elegant and light-handed. Mixing each of its tracks for the maximum of sonic richness and emotional impact, he created an album that follows in the strongest traditions of exploratory electronic music while taking stock of the latest possibilities of digital sound. Opening is, at all of its diverse moments, an immersive listening experience that demands attention, constantly reminding the listener of its composer’s expertise and his drive to tell the stories of our world.”


Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

We are pleased to say our 48 Hour film is now online after winning the ‘Incredibly Strange’ award at the Wellington finals and being nominated for ‘Sexiest Looking Short’. Perhaps you can see why…

Speaking of film, I’ve been gradually trying to make my way through Werner Herzog’s filmography, and the more I see, the more I come to the conclusion that he is the coolest guy alive! The following interview may be two hours long but it’s thoroughly entertaining and illuminating of the mad genius:

If that’s too long and you’d just like a little Herzog taste, check out his unique description of the jungle from the making of ‘Fitzcarraldo’ – ‘the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder’.

Wellington’s fantastical artist Georgette Brown is having another exhibition in a couple of weeks!

In other news – new releases from i.ryoko and Seth Frightening coming soon!!!


Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Unfortunately the i.ryoko residency at the Audio Foundation has now come to an end! What a joyous time, I wish it could have gone on longer! Thanks so much to Zoe, Chris and Jeff at the Audio Foundation, and all who attended the shows and/or had chats and inspired me while I was there.

So begins the recap – starting with these video stills taken from the show in the AF stairwell on Wednesday 19th Feb, 2014 featuring Duncan Bruce, Sally McIntyre (Radio Cegeste), Matt Faisandier (The Convoy) and Thomas Lambert (i.ryoko). Video shot by Zoe Drayton.


Matt Faisandier (The Convoy)

Sally McIntyre (Radio Cegeste)

Thomas Lambert (i.ryoko)

Audio and video on the way…


Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Here’s a cool ambient/drone EP I mastered recently for Nathan Taare, aka one of the sweetest dudes around!

“CENTRAL COMPLEX was recorded and mixed throughout Central America over 5 months during 2012 – Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica. The tracks were brought back to Upper Hutt and paired with additional tracks that were recorded in a storage unit. The final sessions were finished off inside a Toyota Corolla (TK3560).”

Recorded and Mixed by Nathan Taare. Mastered by Thomas Lambert. Art work by Nathan Taare.

Nathan is also a film-maker and prosthetics-enthusiast, responsible for gorey clips such as “Corey Grinder I: In the Kitchen” and “Corey Grinder II: Bike Ride” ((CAUTION: gushing blood not for the faint hearted!!))

Here’s a more family-friendly video from E N T’s previous album, Street Dreams:


Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Great times once again at Home Economics on Saturday! Thanks to Richard, Georgina, Tristan & Alice for putting it together/ supplying delicious food and drinks, and to Warwick and Thomas for the amazing venue.

Richard Keys, Pedro Torres & Beth Hilton

Sunken: Antony Milton & Stefan Neville

Visuals by Thomas Lambert

Brilliant Swords

Toucan Stubbs

Mouth Erect

Warwick & the Wankers


Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

From ‘Home Economics’ – Holloway Road, Aro Valley, Wellington, NZ – 12th January 2013.

Dan Beban
Dan Beban

Thomas Lambert / i.ryoko
Thomas Lambert/ i.ryoko

Phil Dadson
Phil Dadson

Campbell Kneale
Campbell Kneale / Our Love Will Destroy the World



Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Mount Aspiring National Park, South Island, NZ. Photo by Thomas Lambert.

Went on a wee roadtrip in August. This place was near Wanaka. Will post more pics soon.

In Sonorous Circle news, the new album by SETH FRIGHTENING is due for release one month from today! Will release a track or two for you to taste in the next while…


Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Calming Deities & Sacred Spaces

Also featuring work by Charlotte & Haz Forrester & Phoebe Pachter.