Bloodwood: The Art of the Didjeridu [Deluxe Edition]

Bloodwood: The Art of the Didjeridu [Deluxe Edition]

by Alan DarginAlan Dargin

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Overview

A splendid cross-pollinated didgeridoo recordings that gives master didg player Alan Dargin a chance to demonstrate the sort of mind-boggling sounds he can produce from his instruments -- "Hitchhiker's Nightmare," recorded on the streets of Sydney, Australia, has Dargin painting a wild highway soundscape that leaves his audience roaring with appreciative laughter. "Fantastic Plastic," on the other hand, is a demonstration that a master didg player can make any handy tube into an instrument -- Dargin used a handy two-meter PVC pipe for this cut. Given his ability to produce overtones (a skill few didgeridoo players have), the final result is quite startling. Michael Atherton, for his part, adds some excellent elements to Bloodwood: The Art of the Didjeridu, though the drum machine on "Storm Warning" is a bit of a distraction and the pseudo-rap of "Bloodwood Log" is positively annoying. When it works, though, it works beautifully.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/2009
Label: Compass Records
UPC: 0766397452128
catalogNumber: 4521
Rank: 153341

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Dargin   Primary Artist,Vocals,Didjeridu
Jeff Ciampa   Bass
Michael Atherton   Synthesizer,Bass,Dobro,Guitar,Drums,Marimbas,Stick,Voices,Human Whistle,Didjeridu,tin whistle,Tubular Bells
Peter Read   Drums
Mark Eliott   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Alison Brown   Liner Notes
Alan Dargin   Composer,Author
Michael Atherton   Composer,Sound Effects,Producer,Liner Notes,Author,Cover Photo,Whale Sounds,Whistle
Garry West   Liner Notes
Branco Gaica   Cover Photo
Mike Gissing   Engineer

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