Not Drowning, Waving is but part of the astounding musical legacy
of David Bridie. Formed in Melbourne in 1983 by Bridie and John
Phillips this band would be like nothing that had ever come from
Australia. Combining elements of world, rock and ambient music
they would create something so groundbreaking that many
would be unable to even classify them.
Heres a description from inside "Through the one last door"
their double Cd best of collection.
Why not write songs with texture and space as well
as melody and rhythm? Songs with colours from the
non-rock palette: piano, violin, cello, harmonium
and a whole library of things
that go clack and thud when you hit them?
And why not turn for inspiration to places generally
overlooked, from the acoustic and electronic lines of
old Europe to the indigenous atmospherics of this
country and the islands that surround us?
This Ep released in Feb 1986 was the next release after
"A little desert"and continues on from that album in a similar vein.
It also begins the fascination with Papua New Guinea which would
culminate in their masterpiece "Tabaran" with both tracks
"Up in the mountains" and "The sing sing" re-recorded for that LP.
"Sing Sing" also was recorded again for "Cold and the Crackle",
but this is the original recording of this their signature tune.
This Ep was never released on CD so this is a rip from
my vinyl copy to fill a request from Darren, He's also after
"Mr Pooh (don't be a do be) their 3rd Ep if anyone can help
and I'm happy to hear from anyone about any rare rips
from this band we can get our hands on.