Pitch Black - 'Rhythm, Sound And Movement' album review.
14 May 2009 // A review by JohnS
I have been desperately short of some walking tunes for some time and the new Pitch black album has filled that void nicely. Having released 'Rhythm, Sound And Movement'
, which is a artful collection of remixes of tracks from their 'Rude Mechanicals' album. Stepping up to tweak the original tracks are artists such as Simon Flower, Bluetech, Friends Electric and many more.
This is a fantastic album to chill out to as well as get ready for a big night out. I have a few albums in my collection that do get played as much as this album does. It was a lot better than I expected and I was expecting it to be good. This would be a excellent album to have on those long summer nights while cooking a few snarlers on the Barbie.
Of all the tracks on the album my favourite was 'Rude Mechanicals' remixed by UK DJ, Mistrust. This track really appealed to me but there was no real stand out winner. You would really benefit from purchasing the 14-track CD, or if you prefer to download, you can get the surgically-enhanced 20-track ultra augmented bumper edition!!
This is one of the most listened albums in my household. Highly recommended.
About Pitch Black
Having pumped their way through New Zealand's electronic music scene since their inaugural performance at the annual Gathering New Year's Eve festival in 1997, Pitch Black have spent the last nine years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.
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Hard to box into a single audio 'genre', Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys, created by Paddy Free and Michael Hodgson. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic ambient beginnings and layered soundscapes to skanking keyboards, cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the glue that holds their sound together. One critic has described them as like "Richie Hawtin meets King Tubby, or Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor".
Their debut album, 'Futureproof', was released in September 1999 and rose to the top of the New Zealand electronic charts, despite no marketing or advertising. Their second album, 'Electronomicon', followed in August 2000, and led to a sell out 30-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.