2021

Island (ilhas Atlânticas)

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The last track on Spastic Rhythms vol 1 is a Dave Black solo rendition of a tune by the Electricka Zoo.

It originally appeared in duo form, on our self-titled debut album in 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) Portuguese:

Eu gosto de falar

no meus ancestrais

de as ilhas Atlânticas

Madeiras e Açores

It’s a small tribute to my great-great-grandfather Manuel Bernard.

Manuel José Bernard (1847-1928)

He was born in 1847 in Ponta Delgada, Flores Island, Azores, Portugal.

Portuguese make up only 0.02% of New Zealand’s population – but by coincidence, the Digitator also had a Portuguese ancestor, his from the Madeira islands. Hence the inspiration for the tune.

I salute anyone that makes a whole album out of EDM post-punk avant-garde rock / jazz, reggae, Balkan, [and] Portuguese music” – Corrinne Rutherford, www.muzic.net.nz

 

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Spastic Rhythms vol1

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A quickfire Dave Black solo EP, recorded one summer morning, 24 January 2021

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It adds banjo and electric drums to the 2020s Wairarapa DIY solo electric improv style begun in

Glimpses of Utopia (2020)