Mike Kingston

Mike Kingston is a multi-instrumentalist front man and composer in 'Bella Cajon' , 'The Wagtails', and Phantasticus.  He continues to perform regularly throughout Wellington and New Zealand. He plays guitar on After Maths & Sciences and cello on Loose Autumn Moans and is a key member of The Winter http://www.mikekingstonmusic.com

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

The Winter: Flying Visit

Acoustic instrumental music by Wellington, New Zealand, improvising trio The Winter. Mike Kingston: charango, guitar, clarinet Dave Edwards: ukulele, sanshin, tenor sax, piano Simon Sweetman: xylophone, percussion In 2012 we lived in three different countries.  This was recorded during a one-week window of opportunity when we were all back in NZ, in August (the southern … Continue reading The Winter: Flying Visit

After Maths & Sciences

An Australian novel for the ear, recorded in Melbourne VIC and Gosford NSW in 2005 - by kiwis. Music by Dave Black - banjo, dictaphone, laptop, acoustic guitar, harmonica, drums / Cylvi M - phat beatz, shaker, shakuhachi / Francesca Mountfort - cello / Mike Kingston - acoustic guitar / various Australians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duDk1hz3dn4&w=420&h=225 2006 | … Continue reading After Maths & Sciences

The Winter: 2011

2011 - year of the Christchurch earthquakes, the Arab Spring, the Fukushima disaster, the shootings in Norway,the Queensland floods... and the Wellington (New Zealand) winter was colder than usual.Acoustic improvisations on guitar, ukulele, banjo, clarinet, piano, harmonica and percussion by The Winter (Simon, Dave and Mike). Liner notes by Dave Thanks to Simon for the … Continue reading The Winter: 2011

The Winter: Parataxes

The debut album by The Winter: instrumental improvisations from Wellington, New Zealand, 2003.  The band emerged fully formed on winter solstice day in June. Builds from acoustic intimacy around the winter fireplace to the electric blizzard climax of 'Parataxes 9'. "Derek Bailey on acid!" - Anthony Donaldson, Primitive Art Group Photos by James Gilberd, from The … Continue reading The Winter: Parataxes

Loose Autumn Moans

Recorded and mixed entirely on analogue equipment, and originally released on cassette in 2003, Loose Autumn Moans is the fourth album by New Zealander Dave Edwards (aka fiffdimension). https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtbrBpNjlOHMU6mbiFL4MMjcyuO8J1MQV&disable_polymer=true Featuring Sam Prebble & Mike Kingston and Simon Sweetman . "Edwards' art is always an interactive experience, and the spontaneous nature of his audio output encourages descriptions such … Continue reading Loose Autumn Moans