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
by Dave Edwards (aka Dave Black) and collaborators,
(*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!).
#1 After the Filmshoot (2002)
“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“
# 3 After Maths & Sciences (2005/06)
An Australian novel for the ear – a double album recorded in Melbourne, Victoria,
and Sydney and Gosford New South Wales,
“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, After Maths & Sciences is a pleasing challenge of an album. It lives up to the cliché of presenting something new with each listen,”– Simon Sweetman
#4 Live 1999
Solo postpunk live at the old Bar Bodega, Wellington NZ, opening for Chris Knox
“If only I could play guitar like that… bastard” – Chris Knox
# 5 Glimpses of Utopia (2020)
“Experimental and avant-garde…. There is a clear passion, and a commitment to pushing the boundaries… This will challenge your perceptions of what constitutes music and open the mind to new possibilities of sounds that surround us – muzic.net.nz“
# 7 Live 2019
“Great skills and a refreshing rebirth of a beatnik sensibility, this is folk the way folk should be” – Andi Verse
#8 The Electricka Zoo (2017)
“A totally original, mind warping album that smacks you across the face with big sound…. 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
# 9 Ngumbang (2015)
# 10 Ruasagavulu (2020)
by Dave Black & Snake Beings
“So easy to get totally lost in this music, recommend for helping with your inner peace” – Andi Verse
see full catalogue www.fiffdimension.bandcamp.com
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I spent the longest night of the year at home and improvised this:
I think of acoustic as yin and electric as yang forces.