Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Paddy Free with Richard Nunns: "Kohatu"

Free Download - Paddy Free with Richard Nunns: "Kohatu"

Today we are pleased to be featuring what I think is a stunningly beautiful track from a project by Paddy Free (one half of the great electronic dub duo, Pitch Black ) in collaboration with Richard Nunns. The record, Karekare is a fusion of electronic music in combination with traditional music of the Maori people (the indigenous people of New Zealand) as played on traditional Maori instruments. Paddy's production is expansive and lovely and is always sympathetic to the many ancient instruments utilized by Nunns who is considered a living authority on nga taonga puoro (traditional Maori musical instruments). The end result is a sound that is both ethereal and deeply rooted in nature and the sounds of the earth and one that rewards repeated listening by revealing increasing depth. So many electronic fusions these days are all about the pounding rhythms of the dance floor and while there's nothing wrong with that, it's refreshing to find a project that takes the time to find the quiet beauty in the sound of two cultures coming together.

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