"GONDWANALAND formed by Pete Carolan and Charlie McMahon in 1981 were the first group to base songs on didj riffs. When the band started to tour full time in 1985 Ed Duquemin joined on drums.
Although Aborigines of Northern Australia had played didjeridu for perhaps 2,000 years didj was never the focus. Gondwanaland placed the didj centre stage and showed didj could be a strong presence in contemporary music." Source: Charlie McMahon
In Gondwanaland Terra Incognita (1983) "Playing the 'didj' is very physical whereas the synthesiser requires a mental input… One is powered by bodily rhythm, the other by an electric current."
"Film makers used 'Terra' tracks for its distinctly Australian ambiance. Analogue keyboards, guitar and drums are also original sounding on 'Terra'. Tracks like 'Anthem', 'Drought', and 'Emu' have become didj standards played by young Aboriginal players as well as others." Source: Charlie McMahon
1. Emu (Sample)
2. South Road
3. Eye in the Sky
5. Empty Sky
7. Drought (Sample)
8. Anthem (Sample)
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