released August 13, 2022
Antony Milton – electric guitar, banjo (6), drums & keyboard (7)
Dave Edwards – electric guitar (1,3,5), acoustic guitar (2,6,7), bass (4), aluminium ladder (7)
David Heath – drums
Masterton, New Zealand
Recorded in Antony’s garage,
17th July + 7th August 2022
Photo by Sara Rogers
Further listening: Antony and Dave also collaborated on
fiffdimension.bandcamp.com/album/return-of-the-sun-2021 and layyourburdensdown.bandcamp.com/album/-
For this EP The Troubled Times is
and Dave Edwards Antony Milton. Raw loud Improvised pluck and drone recorded in the between Covid lockdowns. credits
released June 26,
Recorded on a windy rainy Sunday in Antony’s garage in
Masterton. Guitar/Bass – Dave Edwards Guitar/Keyboard/Vocs – Antony Milton.
For the first full length release from this duo, which pre-dates the name ‘The Troubled Times’ please visit
– words, voice, paintings & drawings, bell drum James Robinson
– electric guitar, bass, loop pedal Dave Black
James Robinson is a mid career contemporary New Zealand mixed media artist, exhibiting widely since 1989 – www.jamesrobinson.nz
fiffdimension is music and multimedia by Dave Edwards (aka Dave Black) and collaborators, since 1998 – www.fiffdimension.com ‐‐——-
James won 2007 paramount prize in the wallace award for
” Taniwaha dragon mother ( spirit bones)” Read more
: w/ James Robinson – Negentropic Diatribes
‘… a great big flatulent belch of fresh air amongst all the tight-sphinctered, deodorised boys and girls of the accepted national art world….. off-kilter and threatening but always sumptuously, gloriously beautiful.’
– Chris Knox. Continue reading “w/ James Robinson – Negentropic Diatribes”
Featherston, NZ – early 2022 – spontaneous compositions, two wet weekends in a row.
A sequel to
Spastic Rhythms vol 1 (2021)
– a series of ‘quickfire’ DIY solo albums created in a couple of days each.
This one features interspecies guest collaboration with Oscar the huntaway.
released February 13, 2022
– guitars, bass, banjo (2), clarinet (6), sanshin (10), loop pedal, e-drum Dave Black
Oscar – vocal
Oscar and Dave
Happy new year! Here are some first recordings for 2022, made on 3rd of January,
(my nephew) on accordion, ukulele and vocal: Hans Landon-Lane
‘ The Land of My Youth
Here’s a Health to my Cronies’ Continue reading “w/ Hans Landon-Lane, 3 January 2022”
Electric guitar improv duo – in collaboration with antonymilton.bandcamp.com
Recorded in Masterton, New Zealand, 26-09-21
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
as picked by casual streaming listeners, based on % of tracks played in full minus % of tracks skipped… not necessarily the ones I would have picked – there’s little or no correlation between the “important” works and the parts other people like!).
solo Dave Edwards postpunk spoken word free improv guitar spasms (2002)
[send us your review]
Gamelan Taniwha Jaya at Te Papa, Wellington, 2016
Compilation made in
and New Zealand, Okinawa, Western Australia, Indonesia , Fiji,
with Dave Black and The Winter, The Electricka Zoo, Dr Emit Snake-Beings, Nat da Hatt, Campbell Kneale, Gamelan Sekar Puri, Gamelan Padhang Moncar, Gamelan Taniwha Jaya
“The 20 song album covers traditional Javanese and Balinese gamelan , Asia – Pacific folk music, free jazz , and free noise …. If you have an open inquiring mind and love hearing a variety of sound, this is excellent. – Darryl Baser , muzic.net.nz “
novel for the ear – a double album recorded in Australian Melbourne, Victoria,
Sydney and Gosford New South Wales,
with Dave Black Cylvi M, and Mike Kingston ( Francesca Mountfort 2005-2006)
“ Dave Black ’s debut release (and a re-birth, if you like, for David Edwards ) is as much a post-modern piece of Performance Journalism as it is a static batch of “songs” or tracks, – is a pleasing challenge of an album. It lives up to the cliché of presenting something new with each listen,” After Maths & Sciences Simon Sweetman
Solo postpunk live at the old Bar Bodega, Wellington NZ, opening for
“If only I could play guitar like that… bastard” – Chris Knox
solo Dave Black electric guitar improv.
[send us your review]
Continue reading “Top 10 albums*”
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)”