released August 13, 2022
Antony Milton – electric guitar, banjo (6), drums & keyboard (7)
Dave Edwards – electric guitar (1,3,5), acoustic guitar (2,6,7), bass (4), aluminium ladder (7)
David Heath – drums
Masterton, New Zealand
Recorded in Antony’s garage,
17th July + 7th August 2022
Photo by Sara Rogers
Further listening: Antony and Dave also collaborated on
fiffdimension.bandcamp.com/album/return-of-the-sun-2021 and layyourburdensdown.bandcamp.com/album/-
For this EP The Troubled Times is
and Dave Edwards Antony Milton. Raw loud Improvised pluck and drone recorded in the between Covid lockdowns. credits
released June 26,
Recorded on a windy rainy Sunday in Antony’s garage in
Masterton. Guitar/Bass – Dave Edwards Guitar/Keyboard/Vocs – Antony Milton.
For the first full length release from this duo, which pre-dates the name ‘The Troubled Times’ please visit
– drums, percussion Simon Sweetman
– guitars, cello (2-5), clarinet (7,11,14), charango (7,10) Mike Kingston
– guitars, vocal (3), harmonica (4,7,9), banjo (7), ukulele (7,9,11), saxophone (10,14), piano (10), bass (12,13), electronics (6,8,13) Dave Edwards
Wellington, New Zealand, free improv music trio, formed on winter solstice day June 2003.
An archive compilation,
Continue reading “The Winter: 2003-2015”
– words, voice, paintings & drawings, bell drum James Robinson
– electric guitar, bass, loop pedal Dave Black
James Robinson is a mid career contemporary New Zealand mixed media artist, exhibiting widely since 1989 – www.jamesrobinson.nz
fiffdimension is music and multimedia by Dave Edwards (aka Dave Black) and collaborators, since 1998 – www.fiffdimension.com ‐‐——-
James won 2007 paramount prize in the wallace award for
” Taniwaha dragon mother ( spirit bones)” Read more
‘… a great big flatulent belch of fresh air amongst all the tight-sphinctered, deodorised boys and girls of the accepted national art world….. off-kilter and threatening but always sumptuously, gloriously beautiful.’
– Chris Knox. Continue reading “w/ James Robinson – Negentropic Diatribes”
Featherston, NZ – early 2022 – spontaneous compositions, two wet weekends in a row.
A sequel to
Spastic Rhythms vol 1 (2021)
– a series of ‘quickfire’ DIY solo albums created in a couple of days each.
This one features interspecies guest collaboration with Oscar the huntaway.
released February 13, 2022
– guitars, bass, banjo (2), clarinet (6), sanshin (10), loop pedal, e-drum Dave Black
Oscar – vocal
Oscar and Dave
Happy new year! Here are some first recordings for 2022, made on 3rd of January,
(my nephew) on accordion, ukulele and vocal: Hans Landon-Lane
‘ The Land of My Youth
Here’s a Health to my Cronies’ Continue reading “w/ Hans Landon-Lane, 3 January 2022”
Electric guitar improv duo – in collaboration with antonymilton.bandcamp.com
Recorded in Masterton, New Zealand, 26-09-21
New live album!
With New Zealand in lockdown this might be the next best thing to an actual gig..
Track 1 recorded live at the Fringe Bar, Wellington NZ, 27-02-18
Tracks 2-7 recorded live at Escape Velocity, Featherston NZ, 10-03-18
As part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival
– midi, laptop, vocal he Digitator – bass, electric guitar Dave Black
as picked by casual streaming listeners, based on % of tracks played in full minus % of tracks skipped… not necessarily the ones I would have picked – there’s little or no correlation between the “important” works and the parts other people like!).
solo Dave Edwards postpunk spoken word free improv guitar spasms (2002)
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Gamelan Taniwha Jaya at Te Papa, Wellington, 2016
Compilation made in
and New Zealand, Okinawa, Western Australia, Indonesia , Fiji,
with Dave Black and The Winter, The Electricka Zoo, Dr Emit Snake-Beings, Nat da Hatt, Campbell Kneale, Gamelan Sekar Puri, Gamelan Padhang Moncar, Gamelan Taniwha Jaya
“The 20 song album covers traditional Javanese and Balinese gamelan , Asia – Pacific folk music, free jazz , and free noise …. If you have an open inquiring mind and love hearing a variety of sound, this is excellent. – Darryl Baser , muzic.net.nz “
novel for the ear – a double album recorded in Australian Melbourne, Victoria,
Sydney and Gosford New South Wales,
with Dave Black Cylvi M, and Mike Kingston ( Francesca Mountfort 2005-2006)
“ Dave Black ’s debut release (and a re-birth, if you like, for David Edwards ) is as much a post-modern piece of Performance Journalism as it is a static batch of “songs” or tracks, – is a pleasing challenge of an album. It lives up to the cliché of presenting something new with each listen,” After Maths & Sciences Simon Sweetman
Solo postpunk live at the old Bar Bodega, Wellington NZ, opening for
“If only I could play guitar like that… bastard” – Chris Knox
solo Dave Black electric guitar improv.
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Continue reading “Top 10 albums*”
A new multilayered
Dave Black electric improv / xenochronous composition.
The track continues the evolution of my Wairarapa one man band
2020s ‘late style’, which began with Glimpses of Utopia (2020) and Spastic Rhythms (2021)
It was originally created for the
– Psi-solation+1 2021 compilation album curated by fellow Featherston resident Campbell Kneale. He’s known for his noise music, paintings of cats, and as proprietor of the Miracle Room. Continue reading “Outono 21”