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Gunyal
David Hudson
Gunyal
Genres: World Music, New Age
 
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A member of the Tjapukai tribe in northern Queensland, Australia, didgeridoo player David Hudson has once again teamed with producer and ambient artist Steve Roach to create his fourth album, Gunyal. The title refers to a ...  more »

      
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All Artists: David Hudson
Title: Gunyal
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Black Sun
Original Release Date: 3/3/1998
Re-Release Date: 4/13/2009
Genres: World Music, New Age
Styles: Australia & New Zealand, Environmental
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 013711503326

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A member of the Tjapukai tribe in northern Queensland, Australia, didgeridoo player David Hudson has once again teamed with producer and ambient artist Steve Roach to create his fourth album, Gunyal. The title refers to a giant, prehistoric reptile whose mythic story has passed orally through aboriginal generations. Known to Australian aborigines as goannas, these reptiles existed some 20,000 years ago, according to archaeologists, and it's this kind of transcendent connection to an ancient past that spills through on Gunyal. Listeners will find their imagination swept into the Australian outback as soon as they push the "play" button. Sounds of the deep, rolling didgeridoo drone over rhythms created by click sticks, boomerang clap sticks, and rocks. While Rainbow Serpent and Woolunda: Ten Solos for Didgeridoo were more stark representations of the didgeridoo, Gunyal travels more profoundly into the aboriginal soul with Roach's ethereal crescendos and atmosphere. While plenty of CDs thickly embellish the didg with electronics or modern grooves, Gunyal relies on the simplicity of tradition and the subtle trimmings of ambient sound. --Karen Karleski

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A great combination
LGwriter | Astoria, N.Y. United States | 11/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While Steve Roach had worked with David Hudson to produce some of his previous albums, on this one, Roach and Hudson dive headfirst into the ethno-ambient ocean. Together, they have created a great work that seamlessly fuses the didgeridoo with electronic soundscapes.Roach is an absolute master of these soundscapes, and, more to the point for this album, had already produced a magnificent two-disc work inspired by the world of the aborigine, Dreamtime Return. For that, he traveled to and stayed in the midst of the aborigine world in Australia, recording native music and learning much of the aborigine mythos. David Hudson is an acknowledged master of the didgeridoo who met Roach for the first time during those travels. They decided to work together, but, from my perspective, this is the absolute best of their collaborations, a brilliant work of Australian ethno-ambient music.Highly recommended."