|1.||"Rainbow Serpent" (4:51)|
|3.||"White Cockatoo" (5:20)|
|1.||"Mother, I'm Going" (8:17)|
|2.||"Gandi Bawong" (4:16)|
|3.||"Black Crow" (4:48)|
Efficient Space's latest release is certainly an intriguing one. It was sparked by the discovery of a CD copy of an obscure, mid-'90s album made by the late Victorian musician Peter Mumme and three Aboriginal songmen from the Yolngu people of the Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern territory. Uniquely, the album - here reissued under a new title with an additional unreleased piece - mixed the singers' traditional vocals with impeccable ambient soundscapes, gently pulsating electronic rhythms and the kind of fluid and wide-eyed synthesizer melodies more often found on '80s new age recordings. The results still sound remarkable and, thanks to the Yolngu singing style, surprisingly haunting.
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