Silent Recordings
Unpredictable Music for
Unreliable Times

Artists:

CODA
Prop
Telemetry Orchestra
Tracky Dax

Compilations:

Around The Block
Nocturnal Emissions
Silent Soundtracks
Sounds of Silent
This Show Is About People

Rouseabout Records
Keeping it Real

Artists:

Bondi Cigars
Cathie O'Sullivan
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
The Celebrated Knackers & Knockers Band
Donna Fisk and Michael Cristian
Eric Bogle
Fiddlers Feast
Gary Shearston
Gordon Lightfoot
Herb Superb
Jim Low
Julie Wilson
Koori Classic
Kym Pitman
Marcus Holden
Mic Conway's National Junk Band
Ngarukuruwala
Nyalgodi Scotty Martin
Roger Knox
Russell Morris
Warren Fahey & Luke Webb
Warren Fahey & Max Cullen (DEAD MEN TALKING)

Compilations:

Down By The Billabong
The World Turned Upside-Down
Forte – Golden Fiddlers
Stand Up & Shout

Yesterday's Australia:

Barbara James
Bob Dyer
Bobby Limb
Buddy Williams
Dame Nellie Melba
Florence Austral
Frank Coughlan
John Brownlee
Johnny Ashcroft
Percy Grainger
Reg Lindsay
Shirley Thoms
Smoky Dawson
Strella Wilson
Tex Morton
Tex Morton and Sister Dorrie
Warren Fahey's Diggers

Yesterday's Australia Compilations:

Australian Radio Serials
Australian Hillbilly Radio Hits
Australian Stars of the International Music Hall Voume 1
Australian Stars of the International Music Hall Voume 2
Band in a Waistcoat Pocket
Mastertouch Pianola
Strike up the Band
Stars of Australian Stage & Radio Vol 1
Stars of Australian Stage & Radio Vol 2

Yep! Records
Music Without Compromise

Artists:

Antenna
Jenny Morris
Michal Nicholas
The Lovetones
Saints of India
Screw the Pooch
sounditout
Southend

albumNgarukuruwala
'Ngiya awungarra – I am here, now'
Tiwi voices past & present in new musical conversations
Catalogue Number RRR75

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The songs of the Tiwi Islands meet with classical and jazz in a new take on an old culture. Using archive recordings from the last century, the voices of the ancestors are back in the recording studio, inspiring musical improvisation in an on-going dialogue between the past and the present.

Great concept, and beautifully executed! (CAAMA Music)

Tiwi songs are items of significant Australian musical heritage that we should all be proud of. Since 2007, as Ngarukuruwala (we sing songs), the Tiwi Strong Women’s Group and musicians from down south have shared musical ideas to create new versions of old Tiwi songs.

In 2009, eleven Tiwi elders and I visited AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Studies) in Canberra to reclaim recorded Tiwi ethnographic material, collected by anthropologists over the last century. This was a significant and moving experience for the group as they heard the recorded voices of great-grandfathers, parents and even their younger selves, for
the first time.

A defining feature of Tiwi music is that it has always been contemporary. Song texts use the first person and present tense, placing each song in the ‘now’, every time it is heard. Exploring musical, cultural and emotional intuitions, Ngarukurwala have created a series of responses to selected archive recordings, with the deceased and the living as co-performers in the studio, creating a personal connection and transmission of experience between them and all of us – performer and audience – past and present. There were no rules – each musician reacted to what they heard and felt in the old recording, its voice and its poetry. Some are the result of spontaneous ideas that happened on the day, others loosely arranged then improvised performances done in one or two takes, and some are intricately produced aural soundscapes. The result is therefore multi-stylistic, with the sounds of the Tiwi bush from dawn to dusk – where the songs came from – and of the archives – where they were preserved – threading it all together. (Genevieve Campbell)

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Album Track Listing

  1. Murli murli la
  2. Love Song
  3. Mirri Ilityipiti
  4. God is sitting in the bush
  5. Daniel Paujimi's song
  6. Brolga
  7. Yamparriparri
  8. Gramophone
  9. Going to Canberra
  10. Nyingawi
  11. Goose, Moonfish and the Footy
  12. Boats on the sea
  13. Crocodile on the beach
  14. Silent land
  15. Healing song for CM
  16. Lullaby
  17. Snake Amparruwu
  18. The last love song
  19. Old Murli la
  20. The old lady, Yinjula
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Great concept, and beautifully executed!
(CAAMA Music)