Ngā Parirau o te Kārearea a Spectacular EP
New Zealand-born experimental producer Fis and sound artist Rob Thorne’s collaborative EP Ngā Parirau o te Kārearea, a follow up to last year’s acclaimed Clear Stones, is included in Fact magazine’s 25 best albums of the first quarter of 2018 list.
“Running a label that plants trees instead of raking in currency, Fis is more attuned to nature than many of his peers. His passion for the planet gets an extra boost on this spectacular EP with Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu),” April Clare Walsh writes for the publication.
“Ngā Parirau o te Kārearea (‘the beating wings of the falcon’) stirs up an evocative meeting of minds that unites Fis’ nuum-influenced electronic processes with Thorne’s contemporary practice of taonga pūoro: the traditional musical instruments or ‘singing treasures’ of Māori. However, despite the gently lapping waves of the album’s opener, Ngā Parirau o te Kārearea is by no means a calming ambient journey, instead relying on decayed industrial sounds and distortion to document the destruction of nature at the hands of human beings.”
Fis is Oliver Peryman and grew up in Sumner. Thorne is originally from Palmerston North.
The pair performs together with Munich DJ, Pyur in Wellington on 7 June at Club 121.
Original article by April Clare Welsh, Fact, March 31, 2018.