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 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”
releases October 17,
– electric guitar, analogue synth Campbell Kneale – bass, electric toothbrush, key ring Dave Black
Campbell Kneale Dave Black
Featherston, New Zealand,
(one continuous take, unabridged, no overdubs – the first time we’d played together)
A 3min excerpt appeared on
– Other Islands: 2012-2018
but you need to hear the full length version to truly enter Campbell’s world.
Continue reading “Campbell Kneale & Dave Black: A Ton of Feathers”
19th century Scottish drinking song, by
John Collie (1834-1893), from his book ‘ Poems and Lyrics‘
Played by his great-great-grandson Dave Edwards – first public performance of this piece, at Dragon Inn, Featherston, NZ, 6 Feb
A couple of months later I played it at
Wairarapa TV May Music Marathon on 4th of May 2019
which features on the
album. Live 2019
HERE’S A HEALTH TO MY CRONIES.
HERE’S a health to my cronies where’er they reside, Whether this side or that o’ yon big rowin’ tide ; I care na what country or kingdom they claim, Be they English or Irish to me it’s the same, Gif their hearts to a glass o’ gude whisky incline, I instantly class them as “Cronies o’ mine.”
Awa wi’ yon nabob purse-proud o’ his gear, Neither he nor his wealth hae charms for us here; Awa wi’ yon fop wi’ his clear headed cane, A bit trip through the warld, it’s use may explain; But welcome my cronies wherever ye be, To join in this gude reekin’ bumper wi’ me.
A ﬁg for the wealth that this warld can gie, We naething brought here, sae we’ve naething to lea; The farmer wi’ ousen an’ acres galore, Has his crosses just now, an’ may sune count on more; Then come here, my cronies, let’s kick awa care, As lang’s we’ve a groat or a shilling to spare.
The main project for 2018 was
Other Islands: 2012-2018;
The last five (of the 20) tracks were recorded in 2018 – each in a different genre:
Continue reading “2018”
is the first collaboration A Ton of Feathers
Campbell Kneale (guitar, analogue synthesiser)
Dave Black (bass, electric toothbrush, video).
Made in Featherston,
Wairarapa NZ in 2018.
New Zealand folk music, in the tradition of Birchville Cat Motel, the Dead C, and Len Lye.
This excerpt appears on the compilation
and is part of a longer piece, due for release in Other Islands: 2012-2018, 2020.
Continue reading “Campbell Kneale & Dave Black”
Thanks everyone who came to our shows in March –
the Electricka Zoo in the NZ Fringe Festival and Gamelan Padhang Moncar in Cubadupa.
The Electricka Zoo, 16-03-18
Gamelan Padhang Moncar 2018
Pyramid Club, 9 March 2018 Friday 9th March:
Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki Street, Wellington, 8:30pm
Saturday 10th March: @
Esc Velocity, 74 Fox Street, Featherston, 8:30pm
Friday 16th March:
Saturday 24th March: @
Cubadupa Festival, Cuba Street, Wellington, 8:00pm
Watch this space, more details soon…
Our main news of 2017 was
The Electricka Zoo‘s debut album. music.net.nz called it “a totally original, mind-warping album”.
It’s not too late for your best-album-of-2017 lists, so get your copy today (just click the ‘buy’ button above… yes we’re still more interested in ‘the album’, as a unified artform, with a theme and structure, rather than streaming playlists).
– watch this space. Our next big project is a show in the NZ Fringe Festival
Meanwhile this year we made some progress on social media, reaching the modest milestones of 200 likes for
fiffdimension and 100 likes for the Electricka Zoo on Facebook.
Continue reading “2017 roundup”