“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.”
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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!
Click here to stream & download the album which has received some glowing reviews such as this one on Vanguard Red Magazine: “…positively overflowing with beautifully surreal and exploratory New Weird New Zealand folk rock compositions. With his guitar playing, vocal delivery and overall arrangements, Seth has that “it” quality that only matters because we hear it so rarely.”
“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.”
The full Signal Fingers album will be available for download here on Wednesday!
WOMB - AIRPLANE:
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.’
“The sky is not even the limit in this compelling musical expedition, set in a visually vibrant and kinetic world. Inflatable installations and beautiful projections contribute to an immersive kaleidoscopic light and music experience, pushing the boundaries of imagination on a voyage to the furthest reaches of space.”
Wanna help this documentary team film a river buried under Auckland’s Queen St for two centuries?
“In this portrait of our urban surroundings we pay homage to the waterways buried under the Auckland CBD only to discover that though having spent two centuries intombed in our sewer pipes, polluted and degraded, the river Waihorotiu still flows.”
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
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
KRAUS - Can She Excuse My Wrongs
SKYMNING - October
BLANK TAPES - Satanloves
E.N.T. - Playa Policia
SAMUEL LONGMORE - Take 14
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