Loose Autumn Moans

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Recorded and mixed entirely on analogue equipment, and originally released on cassette in 2003, Loose Autumn Moans is the fourth album by New Zealander Dave Edwards (aka fiffdimension).

Featuring Sam Prebble & Mike Kingston

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and Simon Sweetman

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LAM CD cover

LAM CD credits.

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“Edwards’ art is always an interactive experience, and the spontaneous nature of his audio output encourages descriptions such as abrasive, discordant, sombre and atmospheric. Such adjectives contribute but never tell the whole tale.” – Real Groove

“Here Wellington, NZ composer Dave Edwards mostly goes it solo with some able assistance from duo or trio the Winter. Often Dave is singing, or very nearly so, as on the jazzy opening track “Summer Skin”, or the almost folky “Working Like a Fountain in the Slender Morning Chill”; elsewhere the sounds are more scattered, accumulated and fragmentary, as he sing/talks in a latter day fractured Barrett unreeling narrative. There are some free noise experiments and clattering nonverbal splatter, but most often this feels like slightly depressive verbose spoken word expositions over acoustic improvisations. Guitars, violin, cello, and percussion all stack up… He’s got a persona that’s all his own.”– George Parsons, Dream Magazine #5

Loose Autumn Moans consists of solo tracks recorded in 2002, plus 2003 tracks with the Winter – Mike Kingston on cello, Simon Sweetman on percussion and Sam Prebble on violin.  It was released soon after the Winter’s all-instrumental Parataxes album and features a fusion of acoustic and electric songs, spoken word and avant-garde improvisation.  Most group tracks are first takes, and recorded without overdubs.

The album is structured as a progression from summer (with a NZ pohutukawa tree in flower on the cover) through autumn – a time of harvest, preparation, shortening daylight, and the shedding of old dead layers – and finishes with an extended live version of ‘O Henry Ending’, recorded at the Winter’s first gig.

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14 thoughts on “Loose Autumn Moans

    Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005 | fiffdimension said:
    16/12/2013 at 2:57 pm

    […] Loose Autumn Moans (2003) […]

    Sam Prebble, RIP | fiffdimension said:
    29/10/2014 at 12:14 am

    […] hadn’t seen for a few years as I’ve been living abroad, but he played violin on ‘Loose Autumn Moans‘  and I’d always hoped to work with him […]

    Scratched Surface | fiffdimension said:
    19/06/2015 at 10:28 am

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    Mike Kingston | fiffdimension said:
    22/06/2015 at 2:12 am

    […] Loose Autumn Moans […]

    […] more complex/impressionistic/visionary approach of The Marion Flow, Mantis Shaped and Worrying, and Loose Autumn Moans. These combined songwriting with an interest in free jazz and poetic modernism that further sunk my […]

    Summer Skin « fiffdimension said:
    15/05/2019 at 10:32 pm

    […] recorded in Wellington NZ, September 2003, for the album ‘Loose Autumn Moans‘, with a mini string section of Mike Kingston on cello and Sam Prebble (RIP) on violin. It […]

    Live 2019 « fiffdimension said:
    14/08/2019 at 10:54 pm

    […] time soon) and looked to the past – with solo renditions of songs from The Marion Flow, Loose Autumn Moans, and The Electricka Zoo, plus a Korean folk tune, and a trilogy of 19th century poems by my […]

    The Marion Flow (part 2) « fiffdimension said:
    21/11/2019 at 5:03 pm

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    Mantis Shaped and Worrying « fiffdimension said:
    08/04/2020 at 9:50 pm

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    After the filmshoot (2002) « fiffdimension said:
    12/06/2020 at 4:03 am

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    After the filmshoot (2002) « fiffdimension said:
    12/06/2020 at 9:21 pm

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    Scotland, postponed « fiffdimension said:
    05/09/2020 at 9:55 pm

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