Immediate download of 14-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Each of these tracks has been completely re-mixed from the original masters.
For the most environmentally friendly option, download the CD - then you'll also get the extra song "Doing The Eggshell Walk" featuring Fran Dagostino on guitars, Mike Watkins on drums and John Libby on keys.
The CD includes all 13 downloadable tracks except the "bonus track". Comes in thin-line case with 4 page insert. High quality audio.
Also includes immediate download of 14 track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
“It really sounds great. While many songs cover heavy subjects it all comes off uplifting and thought provoking. Everything sounds really well mastered, presenting all the various wonderful performances by Neil and his fellow contributors in a rich and clear sonic space. Much enjoyed, and the CD and insert look good too.”
— Peter Greenstone
"'jiguma dreaming' is an excellent example of self-produced home-made recording. Neil’s music has a signature sound, a result of his hypnotic acoustic guitar grooves and almost "Island" sense of ease and dreaminess. His vocals, layered and EQ’d in his unique way, float through each track like a buzzing didjeridu, saying things far more complex than his well-crafted short lines can hold. Lyrics from Gulaga Dreaming come to mind:
Who owns these hands?
Who owns the face behind the mirror?
Whose thoughts are these?
That drift around inside my head?
There is always a sense of something else going on, ghosts and too personal histories and haunting regrets. Neil’s personal sense of redemption and optimism enables him to transcend any wished-for happier endings, however.
There is also a sense of place on this CD: Australia, remote and dry and nearly forgotten, but more alive than gardens and city squares:
We’ll swim just like your younger days / Like we did when you lived here
And you’ll dive under the waves /And disappear
You surface on the other side / Laughing as you flick your hair
Wipe water from your eyes /And you say how good it feels
To be alive
A sense of place, just as each of his song-narrative has a sense of self. These are not anonymous songs; rather, they are songs with a strong perspective, even if that perspective is searching and self-questioning. Yet, Neil’s honesty and self-analysis is so clear, the messages become universal, applicable to all places, all selves. A sign of great writing."
- Tobin Mueller
released 07 July 2007
All vocals and instruments by Neil Porter except for additional contributions as listed below:
Gulaga Dreaming: didge - Jason Gazda
Blue Pool: keys - Alf Solti, drums - Nike Watkins, backing vocals - Jan Porter and Anne Cozean
Follow The Black Line: keys - Alf Solti
Things Must Change: lead guitar - Thor Oliversen, keys - Alf Solti, backing vocals - Anne Cozean and Jan Porter
The Big Dry: backing vocals - Jan Porter
Seasons Change: guitar - RT Cooper
Blown Away: guitar - Fran Dagostino
Doing The Eggshell Walk (Bonus Track): guitar - Fran Dagostino, keys: John Libby, drums - Mike Watkins
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