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New album "Ape to Angel" from Pitch Black

New album "Ape to Angel" from Pitch Black

After 3 years of living on opposite sides of the planet, the Pitch Black boys have been holed up in a variety of studios in the Coromandel, Piha, Wellington and central Auckland working on their next album of deep luscious dub. To be released on Kog in late September, Ape to Angel is shaping up to be another slab of cross-genre dub beats and mind-expanding sounds.

Since the release of Electronomicon in 2000 and its follow-up remix album, Pitch Black have been touring to the UK and all over Europe each northern summer with jaunts home to play festivals and shows in NZ and Australia. The new locations and experiences have been the spawning ground for many of the new songs and vibes for the new album.

As well as their musical OE, the last few years have seen Paddy working as producer on two Salmonella Dub albums and Michael creating sounds capes for the web and games.

Last year saw the limited release of the FLEX ep, which showcased a couple of the tracks from the new album. The rich luscious sound and evolving compositions showing off the new production skills and technological tricks Michael and Paddy have been developing.

Playing LIVE has always been one of the things that has set Pitch Black apart from most other electronic acts, and this year sees a two month tour planned to cover New Zealand, UK, Europe, USA and Australia. Starting in Wellington on the 15th October and traveling around NZ till the 23rd Oct the boys will be out with their full multi-media show of integrated sound and visuals. Then it's overseas again with all the excess baggage to take the live show to the continental dub freaks.

NZ tour dates
15th Oct Sandwhich's Wellington
16th Oct Phat Club Nelson
20th Oct Subculture Queenstown
21st Oct Arc Dunedin
22nd Oct Winnie Bagoes Christchurch
23rd Oct Studio Auckland

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