Te Ku Te Whe

Te Ku Te Whe

Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns

Gold Album Award for sales in New Zealand

Our most successful release, Te Ku Te Whe reached gold status in 2002 and continues to be our most widely revered album.

This achieves the aims that the new ambient producers merely grasp for - here the music is truly the sound of the land. Fifteen tracks that need to be heard from beginning to end, a journey from birth to death, a spiritual embrace. A moving experience.

"Te Ku Te Whe is a wonderful testimony to the dedication .. brought to the lost voices of the Mäori world – an outstanding success for all those involved. My congratulations."
- Charles Royal, MUSIC IN NZ


RAT-D004 (June, 1994)

Recorded and produced by Steve Garden at Progressive Music Studio, 1994
Remixed and remastered at the Garden Shed in 2011
Executive production by Keith Hill
Photography by Maureen Lander
Design by UnkleFranc
Original cover artwork by Ideaology and Tim Gummer Design
This recording was made with the generous support of Te Waka Toi and the Lilburn Trust