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Down near the mines,
the forests of rain,
the ones who live there just wait,
they're hiding away,
they're fighting out there.


from Cold and the Crackle, released October 10, 1987
for arnold ap

Russel Bradley : marimba
David Bridie : piano, keyboards, vocals
Amanda Brotchie : vocals
John Handlie: flute
Rowan McKinnon : bass, acoustic guitar
John Phillips : guitar
James Southall : congas, bells, gong

sampled sounds are : slit log, garamut drums (manus). seed pod rattles (highlands). women singing (trobriand islands) performed by sogeri national high school students at the konedobu culture centre, port moresby


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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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