SETI THE FIRST
Seti the First is a cello based instrumental project spearheaded by Kevin Murphy and Thomas Haugh, Irish musicians long associated with experimental music. Musically, compositions tend to surf the lower end of the string spectrum,
with Double-Bass, Viola da Gamba and particularly the Cello featuring strongly. Cellist and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Murphy, was a central creative force in the critically acclaimed, Dublin based band Igloo, in the late 1990s. He has also
worked with artists such as Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), Andrew Phillpott (Depeche Mode and The Broad Bean Band), Gavin Friday, Nine Wassies from Bannie, Adrian Crowley, Valerie Francis and Norah Belle among many others.
Thomas Haugh has released two critically acclaimed experimental records under the mantle of Hulk. He has also played with the Plague Monkeys, produced records for artists such as Adrian Crowley and remixed notable artists such as Efterklang.
Flower of there or thereabouts is the title of Seti The First’s debut album, due for release in September of 2011. A couple of tracks have already provided musical backdrops for notable film documentaries in recent times. The opening track ‘Sugar to Sealion’ has featured in Garvan Gallagher’s Hidden Garden which received rave reviews at the 2010 Dublin Fringe Festival, while the closing track ‘Citric Dirt’, provides a searing backdrop to Dearbhla Glyn’s portrayal of the Gaza tunnels in Ag Filleadh ar Gaza.