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

Ascension Band 2005 "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.” - This riff by organist/conductor/arranger Nigel Patterson (The Black Seeds, The Manta Rays, Fly My Pretties), guitarist … Continue reading Ascension Band 2005

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