New live album!
With New Zealand in lockdown this might be the next best thing to an actual gig..
Track 1 recorded live at the Fringe Bar, Wellington NZ, 27-02-18
Tracks 2-7 recorded live at Escape Velocity, Featherston NZ, 10-03-18
As part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival
– midi, laptop, vocal he Digitator – bass, electric guitar Dave Black
A new archival release, of early
postpunk instrumental improv by ex-Taranaki duo the Electricka Zoo
2016, this has nothing to do with Brexit or Trump!
The Electricka Zoo, 2016
These informal recordings are a precursor to our
2017 debut album proper, The Electricka Zoo Continue reading “Streaming Silver (2016)”
A new multilayered
Dave Black electric improv / xenochronous composition.
The track continues the evolution of my Wairarapa one man band
2020s ‘late style’, which began with Glimpses of Utopia (2020) and Spastic Rhythms (2021)
It was originally created for the
– Psi-solation+1 2021 compilation album curated by fellow Featherston resident Campbell Kneale. He’s known for his noise music, paintings of cats, and as proprietor of the Miracle Room. Continue reading “Outono 21”
PSI-SOLATION | a global compilation of music made in lockdown | CELEBRATE PSI PHENOMENON (bandcamp.com)
2021 compilation album curated by Campbell Kneale. He’s known for his noise music, paintings of cats, and as proprietor of the Miracle Room gallery in Featherston.
A sequel to his acclaimed 119-track
Psi-solation compilation of music made in lockdown 2020.
Both albums are pay what you want via Campbell’s label,
Celebrate Psi Phenomenon .
I contributed a new
piece, Dave Black . Outono 21 Continue reading “PSI-SOLATION + 1 (one year on)”
19th century unrequited love ballad – how anachronistic in the 2020s?
John Collie (1834-1893) – lyrics
Dave Edwards – banjo, harmonica, vocal lyrics
FAREWELL to thee , charming deceiver , No more will I crouch at thy gate ; I once was an earnest believer , And my folly I see when too late . Continue reading “Farewell to Thee, Charming Deceiver”
The last track on
is a Spastic Rhythms vol 1 solo rendition of a tune by Dave Black . the Electricka Zoo
It originally appeared on
The Electricka Zoo (2017) , and on the Other Islands: 2012-2018 compilation. It’s based around a (non-diatonic) Cmaj7 – Amaj7 pattern, with a bossa nova rhythm.
The words are in (beginner)
Eu gosto de falar
no meus ancestrais
de as ilhas Atlânticas
Madeiras e Açores
It’s dedicated to my great-great-grandfather
Manuel José Bernard (1847-1928)
He was born in 1847 in Ponta Delgada, Flores Island,
Portugal is the westernmost country in Europe, with its back to it geographically and culturally. It was the edge of the known world for Europeans until the Age of Discovery. The Azores islands are even further west.
As a teenager Manuel Bernard stowed away on a passing American whaling ship.
Continue reading “ilhas Atlânticas”
solo EP, recorded one summer morning, 24 January Dave Black 2021
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banjo and electric drums to the 2020s Wairarapa DIY solo electric improv style begun in