Other Islands: 2012-2018

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fiffdimension vol3

(see also Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005 and Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012)

brings us into the current decade – with further wide-ranging experimentation and exploration sonically, temporally and geographically, in New Zealand, Western AustraliaIndonesia, Okinawa (Japan), and Fiji.

by Dave Black (acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, harmonica, laptop, bass, tenor saxophone, field recordings, piano, ukulele, sanshin, saron, jublag, demung, vocal), with

Mike Kingston (charango, acoustic guitar),

Simon Sweetman (percussion),

Nat da Hatt (electric guitar, keyboards, banjo),

Emit Snake-Beings (banjo, vocal, percussion, flute, electronics),

the Digitator (electric drums, keyboards & loops),

Campbell Kneale (electric guitar, analogue synthesiser),

Cylvi M (vocal, field recordings, percussion, shakuhachi),

Blair Latham (bass clarinet),

Simon O’Rorke (keyboards),

Chris Prosser (violin),

Julie Bevan (acoustic guitar),

plus Indonesian gamelan ensembles led by Sofari Hidayat, Budi Putra, and Gareth Farr,

a song by my great-great-grandfather John Collie (1856),

and field recordings from Western AustraliaIndonesia, Okinawa (Japan), and Fiji.

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Featuring tracks from the albums

The Winter: Flying Visit (2012)

in the non-idiomatic idiom in Norway (1999/2014)

ネオン列車の風景 Neon Train Landscapes (2010-15)

Ngumbang (2014-15)

The Winter: Exit Points (2015)

The Electricka Zoo (2017)

and previously unheard tracks.

And hear the previous compilations

Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005 

and Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012
Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2013

14 thoughts on “Other Islands: 2012-2018

    Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005 « fiffdimension said:
    01/05/2018 at 11:15 pm

    […] … if you enjoy this, try the sequels Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012 and Other Islands: 2012-2018 […]

    Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012 « fiffdimension said:
    01/05/2018 at 11:16 pm

    […] If you enjoy this, try the first volume Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005 and the third, Other Islands: 2012-2018 […]

    2012 « fiffdimension said:
    16/11/2018 at 9:26 pm

    […] Other Islands: 2012-2018 […]

    The Winter: Flying Visit « fiffdimension said:
    16/11/2018 at 10:33 pm

    […] 2012 we lived in three different countries.  This was recorded during a one-week window of opportunity […]

    Campbell Kneale & Dave Black « fiffdimension said:
    05/12/2018 at 4:01 pm

    […] excerpt appears on the compilation Other Islands: 2012-2018, and is part of a longer […]

    fiffdimension responded:
    10/12/2018 at 9:54 pm

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    […] Part of Other Islands: 2012-2018 […]

    […] 20 years on from my debut I’ve just finished off a compilation of my more recent tracks. […]

    […] Other Islands: 2012​-​2018, track released July 21, 2018 Dave Edwards – acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocal John Middleton […]

    2018 « fiffdimension said:
    04/01/2019 at 9:59 am

    […] The main project for 2018 was Other Islands: 2012-2018; […]

    Julie Bevan – Kaleidoscope « fiffdimension said:
    12/05/2019 at 9:18 pm

    […] Other Islands: 2012-2018 […]

    […] January 2019, looking for a new sound and a new project – after completing Other Islands: 2012-2018. […]

    with Snake Beings in Fiji « fiffdimension said:
    05/11/2019 at 9:25 pm

    […] Other Islands 2012-2018 concluded with a Fijian folk song, inspired by my visits to Fiji in 2016 and 2018 […]

    2019 roundup « fiffdimension said:
    30/12/2019 at 3:49 pm

    […] the end of the decade, and looking for a way to follow up the eclectic Asia-Pacific Odyssey of Other Islands: 2012-2018, I stripped things down to the solo acoustic format of my early years with Live […]

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