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Seth Frightening

Day 5 of May Month Of Madness – celebrating(?) NZ Music Month with a daily journey into the underbelly of (mostly) unknown New Zealand music – is “Deliver” from enigmatic folk-ghoul Seth Frigthening.

Seth, or Sean Kelly as he is known in daylight, has plied his peculiar style of damaged folk for five years now and there’s an impressive back catalogue on the Seth Frightening Bandcamp page. The first album “The Prince And His Madness” is a wonderful starting point.

Progressive releases have become darker, less fanciful, but adding layers of creepy spectral depth and experimentation. Beautiful, strange & often disturbing; that’s Seth Frightening.

“In dreams I am awake with you…” Day 19 of the song-a-day-May NZ Music Month madness comes from Wellington duo Athuzela Brown, and their sleepily haunted dream-folk in the form of “Shade” from their December 2013 EP “A Cliff At Dawn”.

Anyone familiar with Tiny Ruins will find something just as gentle, slow, melodic and darkly haunted in this duo’s music. They bring the added appeal of two strong and very different voices and use them well together on this EP.

I don’t know anything about Athuzela Brown other than the brief information on their bandcamp page and a website called Sonorous Circle: “Athuzela Brown is: Haz & Charlotte Forrester. Currently based in Wellington, NZ”