w/ James Robinson – Negentropic Diatribes

James Robinson - words, voice, paintings & drawings, bell drum Dave Black - electric guitar, bass, loop pedal 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 … Continue reading w/ James Robinson – Negentropic Diatribes

w/ Antony Milton: Return of the Sun

Electric guitar improv duo - in collaboration with antonymilton.bandcamp.com Recorded in Masterton, New Zealand, 26-09-21 Antony Milton is a sound artist based in Masterton, New Zealand. He has been active in the underground and experimental music scenes since the early 1990s. He is also the curator of the PseudoArcana label (which released The Winter's debut … Continue reading w/ Antony Milton: Return of the Sun

PSI​-​SOLATION + 1 (one year on)

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. … Continue reading PSI​-​SOLATION + 1 (one year on)

Glimpses of Utopia

Palette cleansing electric solo improv. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPRYDfrxkr0&list=PLtbrBpNjlOHOIGTzm50OvAF3JBFpmEk-t Recorded in Featherston, New Zealand, 2019-20. I'm not a trained jazz musician, but nor do I fit neatly into the 'NZ noise' genre. Further listening A Ton of Feathers by Campbell Kneale & Dave Black noise duo in Featherston, NZ: [send us your review] The Electricka Zoo The duo … Continue reading Glimpses of Utopia

Campbell Kneale & Dave Black: A Ton of Feathers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvu-zTZesqc&w=320&h=182 releases October 17, 2020 Campbell Kneale - electric guitar, analogue synthDave Black - bass, electric toothbrush, key ring Campbell KnealeDave Black Featherston, New Zealand,27-Nov-18(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 … Continue reading Campbell Kneale & Dave Black: A Ton of Feathers


'Solitude' appears on this new compilation of lockdown sounds from around the world, curated by Campbell Kneale ... (who I collaborated with in 2018... the full length version of 'a ton of feathers' is coming later this year) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvu-zTZesqc&w=320&h=182 Psi-solation has 119 tracks, you can pay what you want, and it wins album of the … Continue reading Psi-solation

logistical torrents

31 July 2019 https://youtu.be/LPRYDfrxkr0 electric guitar and video by Dave Black, Featherston, NZ. One in a series of quickfire improvisations with video effects. Rather than finish an album before releasing anything in 2019, I'm opening a curtain on some of my demo ideas in progress.

Solstice Shards 19

I spent the longest night of the year at home and improvised this: . As I'd been doing mainly solo acoustic songs recently this was a palette cleansing electric improvisation from the other side of my coin. I think of acoustic as yin and electric as yang forces. The winter solstice is always a relief … Continue reading Solstice Shards 19

Scratched Surface 20th anniversary

“Worth searching out coz this lo-fi singer/songwriter oddball has a unique take on the genre. He’s pissed off, a tad fucked up (as usual), but not full of lugubrious self-pity (as unusual) and is happy to get raucous & obnoxious in just the right kinda way.” – Chris Knox In December 1998 I self-released my … Continue reading Scratched Surface 20th anniversary

Campbell Kneale & Dave Black

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvu-zTZesqc A Ton of Feathers is the first collaboration by 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 Other Islands: 2012-2018, … Continue reading Campbell Kneale & Dave Black