Alternative music from New Zealand and beyond: The Electricka Zoo, Gamelan Padhang MoncarDave Black, Dave EdwardsThe Winter, Ascension Band, free improvisation, travel

Music videos

Live music



Other Islands: 2012-2018

fiffdimension vol3 – recent highlights recorded in New Zealand, Western Australia, Fiji, Indonesia and Okinawa

Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012

Compilation of diverse highlights from a period of change – made in New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Mongolia, and Japan

 Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005

Best-of compilation of songs, spoken word and improvisations from the early phase of my gloriously unsuccessful career


The Electricka Zoo

“A totally original, mind warping album that smacks you across the face with big sound….  I salute anyone that makes a whole album out of EDM post-punk avant-garde rock / jazz, reggae, Balkan, [and] Portuguese music” – (2017).



Our first collaboration with the even more legendary & underground artist Snake Beings (2015)


The Winter: Exit Points

Free improvisations that swerve from acoustic folk/blues with hints of Asian, Celtic, and Balkan influences, to electro-acoustic soundscapes, abstract dissonance, and pots & pans percussion (2015).


ネオン列車の風景 Neon Train Landscapes

Japanese psychedelic rock made by kiwis (2014)


in the non-idiomatic idiom in Norway

Free (in both senses) jazz from Wellington, Aotearoa (1999/2014)


First Time Around: East Asia

Field recordings, sketches, soundscapes and stories from South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, China and Mongolia (2008/2013)


South Island Sessions

Steampunk folktronica from an alternate 19th century (1861/2006)


The Winter: Flying Visit

Acoustic trio improvisations on ukulele, charango, sanshin, saxophone, clarinet, piano, guitar and percussion (2012)


The Winter: 2011

Acoustic trio improvisations on banjo, ukulele, clarinetpiano, guitar, harmonica and percussion (2011)


After Maths & Sciences

An Australian novel for the ear (20052006)


 Ascension Band: Evolution

Award-winning electric symphony for post-punk big-band (2005)


 The Winter: Swansong (for the Huia)

Electro-acoustic trio improvisation in tribute to extinction (2004)


Loose Autumn Moans

Semi-acoustic songs with string section, recorded on all-analogue equipment (2003)


The Winter: Parataxes

Electric and acoustic trio improvisations for guitars, cello and percussion (2003)


Mantis Shaped & Worrying

The difficult third album, an idiosyncratic spoken word + instrumental voyage into inner space (2002)


Waiting for the Drummer

Taranaki improvised rock/noise deconstruction with  sputtering synth, air-sucking turntables, didgeridoo and sundry toys providing layers of surreal abstraction (1999/2006)


Scratched Surface

The debut album – a genuine lo-fi postpunk singer/songwriter artifact from the ’90s (1997-1998)




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2 thoughts on “Music

    Indonesia & gamelan | fiffdimension said:
    05/07/2014 at 10:14 am

    […] To help with this project, please buy some of our music. […]

    Mezcla de Refresco « fiffdimension said:
    17/05/2017 at 12:37 pm

    […] de Refresco is a new duo featuring Nat da Hatt (who also performs with fellow kiwi Dave Black on their Japanese psychedelic duo album ネオン列車の風景 Neon Train Landscapes) […]

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