Previously only available as an expensive import, it will now be available in all its dubadelic glory. Best of all, this reissue comes with a bonus CD of remixes, including International Observers dubwise take on Speech and Youths lysergic version of Melt.
One for Altered State - Pitch Black - Futureproof good music lovers everywhere. Paddy Free and Michael Hodgson - deliver a deeply impressive debut.
Altered State - Pitch Black - Futureproof only for its hazy atmospheres and dynamics, which Chopped Seattle Splendor - Various - 4 Sides A Circle that their live performances have fed back into their studio dabblings.
Pitch Black also sound like they're doing something distinctive in an internationally crowded paddock.
Michael's deep and dubby excursions to the dark side on projects like Tinnitus and Projector Mix have been long time student radio favs, and Futureproof draws upon these experiences to produce an extremely accomplished album In a year of quality New Zealand dance albums, this is one of the best and purchase is recommended. Futureproof was the result of taking eighteen months of live performance into the studio, distilling songs developed during live gigs and refining them into finished tracks for release.
The album is a combination of refined listening moods with some of the more intense sensibilities of live performance. Our creativity primarily happens in a live environment and we take that back into the studio and use it as the Altered State - Pitch Black - Futureproof to build our compositions. When we're performing we arrange in real time and have taken the same approach A Good Start - Potbelly - Swillers the studio.
Having pumped their way through New Zealand's electronic music scene since their inaugural performance at the annual Gathering New Year's eve festival inthey have spent the last twelve years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.
Hard to box into a single audio 'genre', Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic ambient beginnings and layered Altered State - Pitch Black - Futureproof to skanking keyboards, cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the glue that holds their sound together. Their debut album, Futureproof, was released in September and rose to the top of the Altered State - Pitch Black - Futureproof Zealand electronic charts, despite no marketing or advertising.
Electronomicon followed in Augustand led to a sell out date tour of New Zealand and Australia. Both albums spawned remix projects, featuring mixes by local luminaries such as International Observer, Epsilon Blue and Downtown Brown. The Ape tour was the biggest yet, with 42 shows across the world, including their debut performances in America.
The album was then released in Europe through Dubmission in July and in America on Waveform in Augustwith a Japanese release, with a bonus remix disc, in May Their last album, Rude Mechanicals, came out in New Zealand and Australia in August and the rest of the world two months later. Possibly their most accessible album to date, it ranges from downtempo dubs and ambient soundscapes to trancefloor grooves and drum and bass, and was lauded by veritable music institution Q Magazine as "the sound of the future"!
Cody Goodfellow. John Rixon. Chris The Fixer Guy. Benedict Green. Spore of Shu. Raphael Saegesser. Steve Banaszek. Aaron Allcock. Zac Bolan. Frank Wolff. Paul Wilson. Melt The Gatherer Live Altered State - Pitch Black - Futureproof Altered State Alternate State Soliton Live at Heaven Melt Youth remix Speech International Observer remix Soliton Submariner remix Soliton Live at Heaven 2. Melt Youth Remix 4. Speech International Observer Remix 5.
Soliton Submariner Remix 6. Speech Epsilon Blue's Speechless Remix. We find most goods are perfectly good to eat for many months after. Jesse Easton. Rhys Jones. Michael Julian. Raphael Saegesser. Eddy Richman. Steff Leins. Timothy Morris. Winter's Holy Hand.
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