2005 The year got off to a good start, with Ascension Band: Evolution The successful collaboration with Nigel Patterson, Ryan Prebble, and over a dozen other musicians, from jazz-schooled to untrained punks, won the best music award in the NZ Fringe Festival. I had my first taste of success (the fame part of Fame & … Continue reading 2005

Ascension Band 2005

https://youtu.be/q9tH0oiOmPc "With elements of punk, post-punk, jazz, classical, straight rock, opera and music hall, the Ascension Band are that rare thing: Something Wholly Other. They retain avant garde cred and still manage to rock harder than AC/DC.” - http://www.varsity.co.nz This riff by organist/conductor/arranger Nigel Patterson (The Black Seeds, The Manta Rays, Fly My Pretties), guitarist … Continue reading Ascension Band 2005

Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012

"This is something that he has to do, that he will do, come fame or oblivion" -Chris Knox Now available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, Deezer etc fiffdimension vol2, a sequel to Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005, sees increasingly wide-ranging experimentation and exploration both sonically and geographically, from New Zealand and beyond to Australia and East Asia, and a … Continue reading Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012

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

After Maths & Sciences

An Australian novel for the ear, recorded in Melbourne VIC and Gosford NSW in 2005 - by kiwis. Music by Dave Black - banjo, dictaphone, laptop, acoustic guitar, harmonica, drums / Cylvi M - phat beatz, shaker, shakuhachi / Francesca Mountfort - cello / Mike Kingston - acoustic guitar / various Australians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duDk1hz3dn4&w=420&h=225 2006 | … Continue reading After Maths & Sciences