Brian and Maryrose Crook of The Renderers left their Christchurch home shortly after the 2011 quakes and set up a temporary base near Joshua Tree in the Californian desert, an environment that has seeped into many of their songs.
Emma Smith got musician and painter Mary-Rose on the phone and asked her about her relationship with this unforgiving landscape in their latest album, In the Sodium Light.
Artist: The Renderers
Song: Hiding, The Remembering Room, Harsh Proposition, You Raised Me
Composer: Crook/ Crook
Album: In The Sodium Light
Label: Ba Da Bing