Karekare: Te Reo O Te Whenua
Paddy free is one of New Zealand's best-known electronic musicians most notable for being one-half of electronic duo pitch black. He has written music for television, film, theatre, dance and multi-media art, as well as acting as producer and engineer for several New Zealand artists. Paddy has just released his debut solo album karekare: te reo o te whenua through the dub conspiracy label. Te reo o te whenua means the language of the land. Paddy has united with richard nunns (taonga puoro - traditional maori instruments) to create a uniquely aotearoa sound, paying homage to the raw beauty of the New Zealand landscape, in particular the titular auckland west coast beach, karekare. Ranging from dreamy ambience to full-on pounding beats, karekare: te reo o te whenua, is a sonic journey that captures the many moods of karekare. It was paddy's intention that the electronic parts always serve the kaupapa behind the taonga - that nothing be taken out of context, or dominated by the electronic elements.