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Brother Norbert, named after a slightly eccentric “Brother of God”, was recorded in a one-day session at Roger Campbell's studio out in the Melbourne suburbs, a contact we gained through Essendon Airport's David Chesworth. The music collective Essendon Airport were always something of a role model for NDW and a band we admired. Brother Norbert was initially released on the Sing Sing EP and was later placed on the reissue of Cold and the Crackle. We always loved the dinkiness of the early '80s drum machines, and the Compu-rhythm reigns supreme here.


from Through The One Last Door, released October 10, 2005

Recorded and mixed by Roger Campbell at his house | Produced by John and David

David Bridie - piano,loop and keys
John Phillips - guitars and things


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Not Drowning, Waving Melbourne, Australia

NDW's music was haunting, evocative, brooding, sensuous and a million other words that excite people who type for a living. In record stores, you could usually find NDW filed under ambient or art-rock, ill-fitting labels if ever there were. Though they were often minimalist, they never made background music. Arty by comparison to other acts of the era, but they knocked out some glorious pop tunes. ... more

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