DIDJERIDU PLANET 3 - TRACK
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Track 1 - "THUD".....
Guy Brown ....
..... from the CD "BEESWAX
Original Track: 4:13
Beeswax Kiss is a recording project that blends the sound of the didgeridoo, an ancient wind instrument of the Australian Aborigines, with modern ambient and dance sounds and is the brainchild of Guy J. Brown, a musician based in Sheffield, United Kingdom.
For this track Guy Brown played a didge called Gondwana, made
in the UK from mountain ash, by splitting a branch, carving out the inside and
gluing the two pieces back together and then painted to match a didgeridoo seen
on a Gondwanaland album cover, hence the name.
Guy's music has been used in a number of films and has been licensed for use in multimedia presentations. If you'd like to enquire about commerical use of the music, please drop Guy a line by email. For more information about Beeswax kiss and audio samples of other tracks from the Beeswax Kiss CD visit.... http://www.beeswaxkiss.com ... this is one awesome CD!
Guy is also a Photographer and you can visit his site at.... www.guyjbrown.com
* My appologies to Guy as I confused his name with another didge player Geoff Brown and endend up writing his name wrong on the printed CD credits. Boy am I embarrassed!
Track 2 - "RESTLESS
SKY"..... BushGiants, Ianto Thurber....
.... from the CD "NEWLANDING"
Original track 5:41 - In a unique fusion of acoustic and electronic music BushGiants combines a fresh and innovative approach to the didjeridu with the latest in digital productions techniques... simply incredible.
The BushGiants are:
Of this track, Ianto says "My trip to Australia in '87 left me with many strong impressions, three of which are expressed in this track: the hugeness of the sky compared to the English sky I'm used to; the excitement over the approaching bi-centennial celebrations; and the amount of time it might take for the colonist and colonised populations to understand, and harmonise with, each other. I hope some of this comes across in the music."
Ianto Thornber returned to England from Australia in 1988 after an 8 month trip and began to develop his first range of manufactured didjeridus, called BOAB didjeridus, after the famous Australian tree. He teamed up with Simon Sanders and Anita Hirst to form 'BushGiants' - a fusion band which used many techniques unique in their day, such as double layering didjeridu tracks, and playing not just one, but two interlocking rhythms on didj, and supporting them with programmed dance beats. The album, a mixture of dance music and 'new age' tracks, was strongly influenced by his trip, and was released in the UK and Australia. It is still available from www.knockonwood.co.uk the music shop where Ianto works.
Track 3 - "DIGE JAM"..... Gary Cannell .... ..... From the CD "SOUNDS OF THE OUTBACK"
Original track 3:59
"Sounds of the Outback" is performed live at Australia's Northern Territory & Outback Centre, Darling Harbor, Sydney, Australia.... www.outbackcentre.com.au
Track 4 - "YIN YANG"..... Dave Crowder .... ..... from the CD "ANIMAL DREAMS"
|DAVE CROWDER - Ben Hicks Split Maple "F"
Eric Walker & Ron Holmes - Ghanian Hand Drums
Dave has always been a human noise maker. The CD only contains a few of these noises specific to animals. He began playing didjeridu in 1995 and quickly learned from everyone he could run into during his summer breaks. Finding the largest concentration of players in Portland and San Francisco, he set out on a didjeridu pilgrimage up the American West coast. This trip has now become tradition, and Dave hasn't missed at least the Oregon section since '96. He is a guest musician on 10 or more CDs, but this is the first one that features Dave on every song! For a more comprehensive bio see... Dave's Didjeridu Page
Track 5 - "WINDBLOWN - A GAGGLE OF JIGS" .... John Davis ....
Original Track 3:19
A Gaggle of Jigs, performed by John Davis
The Gaggle of Jigs being 'The Hatter from Nenagh', 'Black Donald
the Piper' and the 'Humors of Glendart' respectively. All are anonymous Irish
bagpipe tunes, the sound of which I have sought to imitate through the use of
crumhorn and didjeridu, mainly because I cannot play the bagpipes. Trained as
a classical musician, I discovered first folk music, then the didjeridu, and
since then have been seeking ways of combining the two.... John Davis
This track features three traditional folk jigs arranged for crumhorn, didj and bodhran and is typical of the way the didj is used in John Davis's folk group. Song arrangement and all instruments played by John Davis .
Track 6 - "KIRRA'S
RUN"..... Rick Dusek, Daniel Hamilton .....
This song is composed for Rick Dusek's beloved Australian cattle dog, Kirra, who died too soon but her spirit will live on in this little piece of music. For us it brings back wonderful memories of Kirra happily running in the fields with her master. To say that Kirra and Rick were very close would be an understatement. To hear about their last year together Click Here for Kirra's Story
Rick Dusek - Eucalyptus didgeridoo in the key of "D"
made by Kevin Pierce
Daniel Hamilton - Two Towers Native American Flute in "G" and percussion tracks.
Track 7 - "BAREBACK".....
Dominic Gaudious ....
.... From the CD "THE CLEARING"
Created after an extremely vivid dream about riding a horse
Gaudious - Guitar
Dynamic, intense and passionate are just some of the words used to describe the innovative work of instrumental guitarist and composer, Dominic Gaudious. After successfully releasing two albums and touring with an eclectic rock band in the 1980's, Dominic found his passion in the contemplative world of Classical/World Beat music. Working mainly with six & twelve-string acoustic guitars and incorporating exotic instruments such as the Australian Didjeridu, Dominic expanded on the theme and created a uniquely intricate playing style which blends the sounds of Classical, Jazz, Flamenco, Folk, and World Beat.
To find out more about Dominic and his many recordings visit www.dominicgaudius.com
Original Track 3:56
Primal Elements is Andy's all-instrumental CD fusing the powerful, ancient sound of the didgeridoo with the African Djembe drum and contemporary drum kit grooves. The 11 tracks range from THUNDER (driving & high-energy) to SOLITUDE (22 minute meditation of haunting didgeridoo sub-harmonics). This CD features didgeridoo, djembe, ashiko, drum kit, double chimes, shakers, claves, jaw harp, breath, and a even a circular saw blade!
There are many drummers out there as well as didgeridoo players. But not many who makes music by playing both instruments simultaneously. This is Andy Graham and his 'Primal One-Man Band': a completely unique musical act that evolved from a casual experiment into a successful musical act. A kit drummer first and foremost, Andy Graham has played drums for various rock and funk bands since 1985. Drummers such as Neil Peart, Stewart Copeland, Phil Gould, and Ian Mosely inspired his drumming style. Influenced by Mickey Hart's Planet Drum in 1991, Andy developed a passion for African hand percussion. In 1994, Andy was introduced to the Aboriginal didgeridoo. Discovering the powerful sound of this unique ancient instrument, he used it in performance when the music did not require drums. Andy soon realized that it was a little too awkward to switch between instruments from behind the drum kit during a live performance. To remedy this, he built a special stand to hold a didgeridoo at face level, allowing him to play it without getting up from the drums. This new didgeridoo drumkit allowed Andy to experiment with the idea of playing both instruments simultaneously. He spent several weeks working through the frustration of adding yet another component to the already busy art of kit drumming. It was like adding a fifth limb to his body. Upon successfully fusing the two very different playing styles, he found that this new sound had a life all its own. Excited with this new emphasis on world music, Andy added his other passion, African drums, to his setup, along with a new, improved rack that holds 3 didgeridoos, and such additions as cowbells, wood blocks, and a circular saw blade.
Track 9 - "US CLAY"..... Barry
.... from the CD "Didgeridoo USA"
This Track has been shortened from the original
|The Burnt Earth Ensemble is a
musical ensemble formed with the purpose of exploring the myriad of sounds
produced by ceramic instruments. The idea for the ensemble was conceived
and developed by Barry Hall, the group's founder and the creator and builder
of the instruments.
Burnt Earth's collection of ceramic musical instruments ranges from the ordinary to the exotic, and includes many varieties of percussion instruments, flutes, didjeridus, globular horns, trumpets, chimes, and even string instruments. Barry delights in exploring new ideas for musical acoustics, and combining existing systems into new "hybrid" instruments. His didjibodhran, for example, is a combination of the Australian didjeridu, a wind instrument, and the Irish bodhran, a frame drum. Another hybrid, the stone fiddle, is a combination fiddle, flute and drum.
Joining Barry in the ensemble are Richard Smith, Beth Hall, and Geoff Brown. The members of Burnt Earth have been making ceramic music together for several years. Their musical backgrounds range from classical to jazz to rock, and they have performed as members of other musical groups throughout the Americas and Europe.
The Burnt Earth ensemble will release its first full-length CD in 2003.
Track 10 - "E-FUNK"..... Ian Hesford ....
Track 11 - "GET TO IT"..... Ben Hicks ....
|Ben Hicks plays: A Hicks Sticks agave didgeridoo, Djembe,
goat claw and egg shakers, and clapsticks.
Get To It was recorded at his home, and got it's name due to the short time Ben had to record the track and send it in for DP03. Though this track is contemporary in style, Ben's current playing interest is in merging Aboriginal playing styles into his own. This is his first didgeridoo recording, and he hopes to "Get to it" again soon to eventually produce his own CD.
Ben is a woodworker, teacher and musician who lives in the Colorado Rockies. Ben's passion for the didgeridoo have dovetailed well with his woodworking skills . He has been making didges for the last several years using hardwoods, aspen, agave and yucca. Another of his didges is played by Dave Crowder on the track "Yin-Yang" on this CD.
Ben sells his didgeridoos via his web site www.HicksSticks.com , and can be contacted at Ben@HicksSticks.com
Track 12 - "HOLFUF".... Joel Hinkle ....
Original Tack 7:08
Original Track 7:35
Daryn Jaya - didge, drums, sticks, vocals
Track 14 - "MONSTER".... Tomasz Jurecki ....
Track 15 - "TRIBE".... Land of the Blind, Krystov .... .... from the CD "ORDINARY MAGIC"
Original Track: 4:56
To Learn more about
Track length: 1:50 - Somewhere between Coober Pedy and
Tennant Creek you will find a Bordertown.
Andrew Langford in concert at the Sounds of Starlight Theatre presents a musical and visual journey throught the ancient landforms, history, light and space of Australia's heartland. The production is enriched with photographic images and special effects. Andrew's mastery of the didgeridoo, his unique style and contemporary playing of outstanding rhythms have established him as one of the worlds foremost didgeridoo players.
From Emily Gap, site of the Arrente tribe's Caterpillar Dreaming, to the Howling Wilderness where Australia's last camel expedition met disaster; from noisy outback mining towns to quiet camps ideal for star gazing, Andrew Langford's world-famous didgeridoo show takes spectators on a sound excursion through the unearthly red landscapes of the desert interior. Didgeridoo, drums and keyboards beat out the eternal rhythm of the bush while the typography is also captured in stunning slide images by the renowned central Australian photographer, Mike Gillam.
Andrew has recorded four albums: 'Echoes in the Dust' (with Ted Egan), 'Jedidge', 'Didgeridoo Tracks' and 'The Sounds of Starlight Theatre'.
Track 17 - "ADRONALIN"..... Keith Leaman ....
Track 18 - "THE RED STUFF"..... Tim Lee ....
Track 19 - "PASOS DE GIGANTES"..... John Madill ....
This is the story of three musicians who, by the grace
of the Fates, banded together in order to satisfy the demands of the landlord,
the tax collector, and the McDonald's drive-through window. For these
are the three things that rambling musicians such as The Bringers must
satisfy on a monthly basis. It was decided that the Fiddler, the Drummer,
and the Didgeridu-er (say that three times fast!) would travel the globe
in search of an audience.
Byron Miller, 27, was born in Berlin, Germany, but most of his growing up was near Annapolis, Maryland. Before he picked up the Australian Didgereedoo three years ago, Byron started with the trumpet in 3rd grade and played that through the middle of high school. He switched over to the French horn and stayed with that through college. (Online, Byron goes by the name 'Mandrake' which explains why he is mistakenly listed as Byron Mandrake on the CD liner notes... yet another typo to appologize for.)
Byron always considered himself somewhat of an anachronist, so the Ren Fair scene was pretty easy for him to get involved in. He often felt that explaining the presence of the Australian didgereedo (which is reportedly 40,000 years old and probably the oldest wind instrument in the world) was difficult to do in an in Renaissance European environment. So necessity invented his travelling character and thus, "Dingo" was born. Byron has a unique ability for turning the ancient didge into a unique instrument that blends well with the trio's performing style.
Track 21 - "DARK MOON"..... Tommy Michael ....
Track 22 - "ECHOES"..... Samuel Mourot ....
Track 23 - "FLIGHT OF THE HAWKS".....
Pangaea with David Blonski...
from the CD "EVERYTHING SPINS"
Original Track 3:15 - Whether soaring effortlessly on outstretched wings, diving for a meal, or flapping powerfully against the wind, the hawks show us how to dance in the air.
Blonski - Agave didge by David Blonski and vocal wind
Pangaea is a five member World Fusion Ensemble featuring the percussion and wind instruments of the indigenous cultures of our world. As many as 100 unique instruments can be on stage for one of our performances. We present a joyful and rhythmic celebration of the world’s diverse cultural heritage that soulfully embraces the nurturing spirit of Mother Earth.
Pangaea: The single continental land mass that existed more than 200 million years ago before today’s existing continents separated and drifted apart.
DAVID BLONSKI: Multi-Instrumentalist, Didge Player and Producer of Didgeridoo Planet 2 & 3. Owner of Timeless Productions, an indepentent music label that specializes in environmental, new age and world music and maker of American made didjeridoos. To learn more about David, his music and instrumenst visit... www.timelessproductions.com
To contact David email email@example.com
Track 24 - "FUNK IN THE TRUNK"..... John Pascuzzi ....
Funk in the Trunk was recorded using a low B eucalyptus
didge of unknown origin. This didge was chosen, because out of all the
didgeridoo's in John's collection, it was the hardest one to play rhythmically,
so it was more of a challenge. Halfway through the recording, the old
4-track recorder took its last breath, so in time crunch, John tried his
hand at recording directly to hard disk on a PC for the first time. What
started out as a slow tribal rhythm recording on the old recorder, turned
into a 100% completely different tune. The entire song was recorded directly
to hard disk on a 500 MHz PC. Two drum tracks were programmed, merged
and looped, along with the keyboard lines. Bass, didgeridoo, clapsticks,
John is a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for odd, unique
and experimental musical instruments. His website, www.oddmusic.com,
is the premiere site on the Internet for showcasing experimental instruments,
containing a virtual gallery of over 100 odd instruments along with sound bytes,
musical resources, in-depth sections showcasing artists and instruments, and
more. Companion to the website is the Oddmusic internet discussion group, with
over 500 members from around the world, who discuss the latest in experimental
music and instruments.
You can contact John at.. firstname.lastname@example.org
Track 25 - "DIDGE MADNESS"..... Martin Schiff .... ... From the CD "STARBIRTH"
Original Track: 2:54
The Starbith CD is an eclectic mix of world music, progressive rock, dance, and jazz. Features the didgeridoo, flute, acoustic and electric guitars synthesizers and more. Visit Martin's Web site to learn more at http://www.starbirthmusic.com
You can contact Martin at email@example.com
Track 26 - "AU NORD DU NORD"..... Mathieu Simard, Pierre Chartier ....
Track 27 - "BARAKA"..... Alan Tower, Calvin Lai (Alan Tower & Free Energy) ....
Alan Tower - Eb Djalu/Howell Didjeridu
Alan is the founder of Octave Alliance and leader of Free Energy doing a great deal of work for non-profit organizations. www.ocatavealliance.org .... you can reach Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org .
By visiting the Ocatve Alliance site you can also check
out other CD recordings by Alan Tower & Free Energy
Track 28 - "REBOOT"..... Peter Van Gorder ....
Track 29 - "HARDEDIDJE"..... Anton Woldhek ....
Track 30 - "ROCK HILL"..... Thomas Workman ....
Thomas Workman plays: Didjeridu, Conch Shells, Udu drums, Shekere, clapsticks, and Vietnamese Percussion.
Recorded at No Parking Studio, Rosenbdale, NY and mastered at Make Believe Ballroom, Shokan, NY
Track 31 - "BC BOOGIE"..... Walt
.... from the CD "Working
My Way Back Home"
Original track 5:16 - All instruments played by Walt Young - didge, guitar, percussion
|BC Boogie was named for Peter Brady's didge sound grading
A good playing didge might be rated BC 8 or BC 9 etc (Peter Brady of Northern Australia
was known for exporting quality didgeridoos for several years)
BC stands for Butt Crack. Peters son Ben and friends came up with it as whilst Peter would demo a didge on the phone he would swing and sway as he played and sometimes his loose shorts would drop hence showing more BC. He finally asked the teenage boys what they were laughing at and talking about one day and they told him. They could tell how good a didge it was by how much BC showed as Peter would demo it over the phone. So the BC number system became the rating system Peter used on the web. Peter Brady supplied us here with many BC 8s and BC9s. We are all still looking for the perfect 10. Thanks Peter for the great didges and inspiration.
Visit Walt's website at.... http://www.geocities.com/waltsnuz/
Exerpts of the lyrics from "Didgeridoo and Guitar Blues" also
from "Working My Way Back Home"....
Well I'd practice all day and sometimes all night, and my girlfreinds
attitue was getting uptight.