Pitch Black

Pitch Black - pic Kitmonsters

Pitch Black are the founding godfathers of New Zealand dub/electronica, and have just released a stunning new album called ‘Third Light’. Fusing compelling grooves, huge soundscapes and a rich organic palette, it is an addictive, magical, and moving offering that captures and probes our time. Masters of live electronica and spectacular visuals, Pitch Black regularly tour across the world, and have been championed by DJs from John Peel to Nemone and Nick Luscombe, with their music used in fashion shows, computer games, TV and film. The duo are award winning multimedia artist Michael Hodgson and Salmonella Dub producer Paddy Free, and we’ve an in-depth audio interview on the making of the new release. They’ve an Autumn album tour starting in October.

Homepage:
www.pitchblack.co.nz
Country:
New Zealand
Debut:
1997
Label:
Dubmission Records
Twitter:
@pitchblacknz

New Pitch Black album - Third Light

Pitch Black’s new album ‘Third Light’ is an absolute masterpiece. Shifting effortlessly between dance floor and brain food, it reflects on a world in transition, and the light and shade of our times. We interviewed the duo about the making of the new release, that’s out on Dubmission Records. Michael Hodgson joined us from London and Paddy Free from Piha Beach, Auckland, New Zealand, with Kitmonsters editor Terry Tyldesley asking the questions.

They discuss the sounds, the music gear, the ‘dub glue’. Their live set up and even a Pitch Black wine called Pitch Noir!

Artificial Intolerance is one of the album’s standout tracks, futuristic and compelling. Pitch Black’s Michael Hodgson made this video for it.

In the interview they talk about how they road tested some of the album material live, previewing it as a ‘Dance Test Dummies’ set at London’s Sebright Arms. It was an amazing show - here’s a taste!

Pitch Black’s new album ‘Third Light’ is available on Dubmission Records from:

Bandcamp - https://bit.ly/2MPiofM
Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2lKyxHk
Marbecks NZ - https://bit.ly/2Lg8ou9
Apple Music - https://apple.co/30Nl4Oo
Amazon - https://amzn.to/2HRtJIr

Pitch Black are on tour from October 2019, with dates in New Zealand and Europe.