If one could hear music embodying compassion for the earth and its inhabitants, what would it sound like? The answer lies in the vibrant music of Coolangubra. This unique group was formed in 1989 amidst a campaign to stop logging in a small forest in southeastern Australia. The forest's name was Coolangubra, and in keeping with their goal to save the forest, the group adopted the name. Coolangubra used their talents to promote the campaign, and succeeded in raising awareness of this issue.Today, the band has broadened its focus to include not only environmental issues, but social ones as well. They feel their music is a constructive counterforce to the violence and destruction in the world today. A creative merging of violin, electric viola, acoustic guitar, and percussion, Coolangubra's music does not regress to anger or despair. On the contrary, the music re-energizes the spirit and vitalizes the soul.Coolangubra utilizes their creative force by improvising throughout the composition and performance of their music. The result is a sound that is uniquely Australian, a blending of compassion and determination that transcends the backgrounds and diverse cultural influences of the individual members. After listening to Storm Coming, one comes away admiring Coolangubra's powers of creativity, and optimism, and diversity.