Fis and Rob Thorne
Electronics & Taonga Puoro
(Berlin / New Zealand)
In a unique collaboration, Māori sound artist Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) and Berlin based electronic composer Fis dismantle boundaries in space, time, and genre, juxtaposing Thorne’s living, breathing practice with the weight of modern sound systems.
These two musicians hit with a weight of a dynamo - - - - - Fluid Radio
Thorne's unique instrumentation awash with Fis' juggernaut mix of murky electronics - - - - - Bleep
Subtext presents Clear Stones, the first meeting between two distinct voices from New Zealand. In a unique collaboration, Māori sound artist Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) and Berlin-based electronic composer Fis dismantle boundaries in space, time, and genre, juxtaposing Thorne’s living, breathing practice with the weight of modern sound systems.
Starting with Thorne’s taonga pūoro recordings, Fis sculpts bold new settings for the music, mired in deep bass and vast synthetic tones, at times pushing Thorne’s wood, stone, and bone into total transformative saturation. The conversation that emerges between these two artists encompasses technology and nature, computers and physical instruments, historical narrative and the present, perceived secularity and sacredness, framing them all as aspects of one single, conscious whole.
Ngā Parirau O Te Kārearea
Ngā Parirau o te Kārearea - the beating wings of the falcon. A compact follow up to Oli and Rob's debut album, 'Clear Stones' on Subtext Recordings.
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As of April 8th 2018 - the release has funded 8'012 trees.
Comes with bonus audio: A raw pūrerehua recording, from a Roland R05 field recorder, part of the source material for Te Whaitiri i te Kūaha.
Since his 2013 debut on Tri Angle Records, Fis has released a string of acclaimed albums, including his 2016 Subtext debut From Patterns to Details ending up in end-of-year lists in both FACT and The Quietus.