Monday, 21 September 2009

Subba Cultcha's 5 out of 5 for Gurrumul!!!

"Sit back and fall in love with the beautiful sounds of Australia’s new son, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.
A man of little words Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu lets his music do the talking. Blind since birth, he has shot to stardom by catching the heart of the nation as the first aboriginal artist to break into mainstream Austrailian music. Now seeping into British consciousness, his acoustic melodies have received acclaim from the likes of Terry Wogan, Jeremy Vine and more importantly, Elton John; 'Gurrumul' is a remarkable debut offering that truly encapsulates everything that is beautiful about this man and his music.

Singing in the dialects of the Yolngu people as well as English, Gurrumul sings of his native culture and the world's beauty. He sings with humility and a heart felt sincerity that resonates through out; it’s mesmerizingly delicate. It would be impossible to pick one stand out track on this album as each possess it's on distinctive and inspiring narrative that you will undoubtedly fall in love with. Particular mention will no doubt go to his first release 'Wiyathhul'. A song about two birds that are said to be relatives of Gurrumul's people; it has a beauty to it that transcends any language, and indeed mainstream music.

What ever your conceptions of such music, he creates blissfully subtle acoustic melodies, which are made all the better by his other worldly voice. It’s an awe inspiring listen"

Click here to read this brilliant review on Subba Cultcha!