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Up In The Mountains

from Through The One Last Door by Not Drowning, Waving

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Lifted off the Tabaran album (WEA 1990), Up in the Mountains was originally recorded for the 1986 Sing Sing 6-track EP. Although not recorded as part of the 1988 Pacific Gold recording sessions in Rabaul, it was thematically an appropriate inclusion on Tabaran. Up in the Mountains is dedicated to the memories of Mark Worth and Warren Siebert. It was Mark who inspired us to go to PNG by regaling us with tales of his youth and asking us to provide the soundtrack for many of his films. Mark made a wonderful film clip for this track using archival and current footage and off cuts from his Diwai Bilong Ninigos film.

Mark passed away early in 2004 merely a week after his groundbreaking Land of the Morning Star documentary, an expose on the dire situation in West Papua was shown on ABC television. Without Mark, 'Tabaran' would never have happened and he left us all with a life-changing experience. Warren Siebert played additional percussion at a handful of gigs with NDW and was an amazingly talented artist and tragically died way too young.


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

Recorded and mixed at Fast Forward Studios by Tim Cole and John French.

Russel Bradley - drums and percussion
David Bridie - piano, keys, lyrics, vocals
Tim Cole - sounds
Rowan McKinnon - bass
John Phillips - guitar
James Southall - shakers, percussion
Maurice Lacey - bongos
Amanda Brotchie - vocals
Warren Siebert - roto toms
Sound recordings of rocks into lake by Les Gilbert


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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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