Interview: Seti the First

Kevin Murphy and Thomas Haugh are Irish musicians but their music isn’t traditional. Inspired by The Penguin Café Orchestra they make their own quirky ambient chamber music, including instruments from the Markophone Colony.




Thomas Haugh: Marxophones, Ukelins, these things were made as kind of gizmos, sold door to door and in toy shops, billed as easy instruments to play, play songs on.  They came with songbooks.  They have a kind of magical aura about them I think.  I love them.



Kevin Murphy: We did kind of speak of trying to evoke a sort of Arcadian, medieval, mythical rural world I guess.  I use the world aggressive–I guess it’s supposed to be trying to evoke a sense of life, which is underpinned by dealing with the brutal realities of an early time where life and death was more of a day to day concern, a fixation.

Below, watch Seti the First‘s video of “Sisters of the Red Diamond” from their 2012 album, Melting Calvary.

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