The Winter: 2003-2015

Simon Sweetman - drums, percussion Mike Kingston - guitars, cello (2-5), clarinet (7,11,14), charango (7,10) Dave Edwards - 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) Wellington, New Zealand,free improv music trio, formed on winter solstice day June 2003. An archive compilation, of excerpts from the … Continue reading The Winter: 2003-2015

Articulation Incommunicate (2004)

Previously unreleased!  Dave Edwards dictaphone cassette recordings 2004, for spoken word and improvised guitar - a trip down a road not taken for New Zealand music. These tracks were primitively recorded, not just obscure but completely unheard by anyone else, and seemed like raw unfinished demos at the time - but in hindsight may be … Continue reading Articulation Incommunicate (2004)

Huia Vortex

Animated visuals, with electric guitar loops, one-stringed bass, and drums - the opening track from the 'Ngumbang' album (get the free download) - w/ Emit Snake-beings & Nat da Hatt The title 'Huia Vortex' refers to the location where the track was recorded, in Huia, a small village on the outskirts of west Auckland. Dave … Continue reading Huia Vortex

Ascension Band 2004 The post-punk big band Ascension Band convened in 2003-2005... here's the 2004 lineup performing at the Meatwaters Festival at Happy in Wellington. Nigel Patterson - hammond organ & conductor Dave Edwards - guitar & electronics Mike Kingston - guitar Jesse Toews - bass Warwick Donald - bass Antony Milton - violin & electronics Damian … Continue reading Ascension Band 2004

Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005

"Whilst shopping from fiffdimension make sure to get hold of 'Gleefully Unknown', a best-of compilation of Dave Edwards’ music from 1997 to 2005.   Rough outsider folk-blues mysteries, dissonant rock textures, electric and acoustic improvisations... "Edwards strikes me as one of the most overlooked musicians from the fertile lands of New Zealand and if you need … Continue reading Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005