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From the 1993 Circus album (White/Reprise), Crazy Birds was the first single from the album. Tis our "back to nature" anthem, mixed with some cracking Islander percussive vocals. Not hippy, just a get away from the urban malaise. In some ways, the line “the music is good but our dancing is not” kinda sums up the NDW live show. Hence our use of projected films, slides etc!


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

Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales 1992. Mixed at Master Rock Studios, London, engineered and mixed by Hugh Jones, assisted by Helen Woodward. Produced by Hugh Jones and NDW.

Russel Bradley - drums
David Bridie - piano, strings, lyrics, vocals
Rowan McKinnon - bass, vocals
Helen Mountfort - seagull cello, vocals
John Phillips - guitar
James Southall - congas
Hugh Jones - vocal
Chant from the Cook Islands National Arts Theatre performers


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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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