Scratched Surface

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“Worth searching out coz this lo-fi singer/songwriter oddball has a unique take on the genre. He’s pissed off, a tad fucked up (as usual), but not full of lugubrious self-pity (as unusual) and is happy to get raucous & obnoxious in just the right kinda way.”Chris Knox

The debut album from fiffdimension – a genuine 1990s teenage no-budget lo-fi post-punk singer-songwriter artifact from the Taranaki, New Zealand underground, recorded on analogue reel-to-reel tape.

Online reissue includes download-only bonus tracks and previously unreleased material.

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From these folk/punk beginnings my style evolved into the more complex/impressionistic/visionary approach of The Marion Flow, Mantis Shaped and Worrying, and Loose Autumn MoansThese combined songwriting with an interest in free jazz and poetic modernism that sunk my commercial chances.  I stopped writing words entirely with The Winter and Ascension Band, and eventually lived abroad in Australia and Asia and reinvented myself again as Dave Black.

As of 2015 I’m back in NZ where my latest project is Ngumbang, which comes full circle – weaving together these various strands, in collaboration with Emit Snake-Beings who was one of my early influences!

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One thought on “Scratched Surface

    Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005 | fiffdimension said:
    19/06/2015 at 8:32 am

    […] Scratched Surface, 1998 The Winter live at Photospace Gallery, July 2003 (photo by James Gilberd) Dave Edwards, circa 1996 The Marion Flow (2001) The Winter: Parataxes (2003) Dave Edwards, recording ‘Scratched Surface’ circa 1997 Dave Edwards, recording ‘Scratched Surface’ circa 1997 Scratched Surface, 1998 Sam Prebble & Mike Kingston Ascension Band The Marion Flow (2001) Ascension Band Dave Edwards at Meatwaters Festival, 2002 Mt Taranaki, NZ Dave Edwards, 2004 …where I got these scars… After Maths & Sciences (2006) Mantis Shaped and Worrying (2002) The Winter live at Photospace Gallery, July 2003 (photo by James Gilberd) Ascension Band, 2004 Loose Autumn Moans (2003) […]

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