Track to Bumbliwa

Wasinger, Tom & Harvey, Jim

Wildman Blackfella (89k bytes), Barrenjoey Line Dance (116k bytes), The Great Beam of the Milky Way (85k bytes)

Wasinger, Tom & Harvey, Jim

Track to Bumbliwa

Non-traditional Didjeridu

CD and cassette, Playing time 45:26 minutes

Track List:

  1. Call - 3:30
  2. Response - 2:32
  3. Interlude - Rosellas - 0:21
  4. Wildman Blackfella - 3:33
  5. Interlude: Mermaid Song Part I - 0:50
  6. Whale Sings the Human Dreaming - 10:30
  7. Interlude: Mermaid Song Part II - 0:54
  8. The Circus Comes to Bumbliwa - 2:50
  9. Interlude: Mermaid Song Part III - 1:29
  10. Barrenjoey Line Dance - 4:03
  11. Interlude: Crickets - 0:28
  12. The Great Beam of the Milky Way - 6:47
  13. Interlude: Willy Wagtail - 0:19
  14. Uluru - 7:14

Publisher No.:
(1991) Silver Wave Records - SD-609 , Silver Wave Records P.O. Box 7943 Boulder Colorado 80306, USA

Digitally recorded on travels through Australia's central deserts, Northern Arnhemland, and rain forests north of Sydney. Jim Harvey plays didjeridu and other sounds include bottle flute, Melanesian wood horn, cave floor struck with didjeridu, rebar, Tibetan bowl, dumbek, American Indian drums, guiro, boy's voice, anklung, Aeolian wind harp, bowed banjo, electric drill, African goat-skin drum, African sebra-skin drum, African atumpan drums, tinklik, kalimba, woud, French horns, bull roarer, Balinese gong agung, brass plate cover bell, boomerangs, conch shell, slapped didjeridu, water jar, cat purr, steamship whistle, glass harp.

This is one of the best efforts of combining a rich variety of instrumentation, muscial influences and talents into a coherent theme album I've heard in a very long time. From my perspective, I found most interesting some of the solo work in the key of C which seemed to use variations of intonation (pitching up and down - perhaps combining jaw drops with over blowing) to establish rhythm rather than for melodic reasons.
Reviewer: Ed Drury

In this recording you will hear didjeridu and singing in various natural environments from caves at Uluru (Ayers Rock) to the nighttime desert, the banks of lotus-covered billabongs and the shores of the Pacific. Other instruments and sounds from around the world were added to express and convey the musical experience.
Reviewer: Inma-Ku

This is an interesting non-traditional album, which annotates the journey of the artists through Australian and numerous sacred sites to end at Bumbliwa. Along the path, the artists stopped to record their impressions, as translated into music, of the sacred sites and traditional lands of the Aboriginal Australians. These recordings were brought back the studio and combined with other instruments from around the globe to produce the album. Tom Wasinger, from Boulder Colorado is known for his work with resonating stones, while Jim Harvey, who has been playing didjeridu since 1985, lives in Byron Bay, Australia.
Reviewer: Sean Borman

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