PHOTOS: ALL SEEING HAND / SETH FRIGHTENING TOUR 2014 - DAY 4 & 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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STROMA: THE MIRROR OF TIME 3

June 25th, 2014

Stroma is, in my experience, New Zealand’s most exciting and inspiring chamber music ensemble, performing a consistently fresh repertoire with a focus on cutting-edge compositions written in the last 100 years.

This week, however, Stroma’s string quartet teams up with early music specialists to play a sonic feast bridging three millennia of music, all in the beautiful surroundings of Sacred Heart Basilica. ‘Works by New Zealand composers are interleaved with arrangements of Medieval and Renaissance music from composers who truly ‘pushed the boundaries’ of music, often foreshadowing twentieth-century developments. One work is even based on the earliest known notated melody dating from 1400BC, written on a stone tablet.’

For examples of Stroma’s previous work, have a listen at www.stroma.co.nz/media/audio.html

Stroma
Kamala Bain (recorders), Rowena Simpson (soprano), Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Rebecca Struthers (vn), Andrew Thomson (va), Rowan Prior (vc)

Works by:
Jack BODY, Heinrich BIBER, Simon EASTWOOD, Johannes CICONIA, Michael NORRIS, Pierre DE LA RUE, Mary BINNEY, Christopher TYE, Karlo MARGETIC, Cipriano DE RORE, Rachael MORGAN, Maki ISHII, Ben VAUTIER, Anon and a world premiere by Chris WATSON

Two Wellington performances (60 minutes each):
Thu 26 June, 6 & 8pm, Sacred Heart Basilica, Thorndon

Tickets $10/$20 from Dash Tickets

Listen here > www.stroma.co.nz

NEW SETH FRIGHTENING // FANS RELEASE SHOW PICS

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