- Pitch Black (band)
Infobox musical artist 2
Name = Pitch Black
Background = group_or_band
Christchurch, New Zealand
Years_active = 1997 - present
Michael Hodgson Paddy Free
Pitch Black is a
New Zealand electronicaband that was formed in 1997.
New Year's Eveat the annual Gathering Festival, Pitch Black has spent the last few years rousing dance floors, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.
Although classed as an "electronica" band, Pitch Black cannot be boxed into just a single audio genre. Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys, created by Paddy Free and
Their debut album,
Futureproof, released in September 1999, 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.
Their third album,
Ape to Angel, released in New Zealand on October 4, 2004, gained critical acclaim. The "Ape to Angel" tour was the biggest to date, with 42 shows across the world, including their debut performances in America.
Pitch Black songs have been used on a variety of international film and media, such as . Also they have worked with
Metia Interactive's Cube game for the PlayStation Portable, designing sound, and contributing music [ [http://www.amplifier.co.nz/news/26490/pitch_black_turn_10_free_mp3_download.html;jsessionid=45189EE0175F93372F35B8AF8D1356C4 Pitch Black Turn 10. Free MP3 Download | Amplifier NZ Music ] ] .
The group have appeared on a few compilations and soundtracks since their inception onto the
New Zealandmusic scene. The following is a list of these albums that have featured tracks by the Pitch Black.
* (1999) -
The Gathering(record label unknown) - "Alternate State".
* (2000) -
The Gathering 2000(record label unknown) - "Melt".
* (2001) -
Loop 13 CD.08(Loop) - "Soliton".
* (2001) -
Loop Select 002( Loop Recordings) - "Unadrummer (Sunshine Sound System Remix)" (remixed by Downtown Brown).
* (2001) - Snakeskin OST (
Mana Music) - "Data Diviner".
* (2001) -
The Gathering 3( Virgin Records) - "Reptile Room".
* (2002) -
Loop 003( Loop Recordings) - "Electric Earth (DC Mix)".
* (2002) -
The Gathering 2002( Loop Recordings) - "Unadrummer (Sunshine Sound System Remix)" (remixed by Downtown Brown).
* (2002) -
The Green Room 001( Loop Recordings) - "Speech (White Amplitude Mix)" (remixed by International Observer).
* (2004) -
The Green Room 003( Loop Recordings) - "Lost In Translation".
* (2005) -
Kaikoura Roots Festival 22005( Dub Conspiracy) - "Elements Turn".
* (2006) -
TFM 2006( Living Works Trust) - "Lost In Translation".
* [http://www.pitchblack.co.nz/ Official site]
* [http://www.nzmusic.com/node/1154 Pitch Black Forum]
* [http://www.nzmusic.com/music/pitch_black Pitch Black Profile Page - NZMusic.com]
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