Every now and then you will find an artist who is able to achieve an amazing connection with his listeners, and Nathan Kaye has a truly unique effect on his audience. Listening to this album I was torn between the numerous aspects that make up his album; the complex and beautiful music.
''I am not a performer of traditional didjeridu songs, Yet my music is respected by many of my Aboriginal brothers and sisters. To be taken by the didjeridu is to enter the innocent appreciation of the sound. It is a teacher in the art of effortless action. Go nowhere. Be here. Enough,
The yidaki (didjeridu) is an instrument of the Indigenous people of Northern Australia. It is a gateway to the Dreamtime. When I play I connect with a vast and infinite pool of knowkedge and raw creative forces. I play my story, my dreaming, the dreaming of NOW, I humble myself to the traditional custodians of this instrument. This music is dedicated to the healing and harmonising of planet Earth.
OKA's music brings musical traditions and cultures together - ancient and modern - black and white. The traditional rhythms and stories of DidgeriSTU's Yadaki (didgeridoo) weave throughout pumping electronic beats, vocals, exotic woodwinds and world percussion - a unique fusion of organic world sounds and electronic music like no other.
“Hypnotic, trancy beats that rise and fall with knowing intensity are complemented by pulsing rhythms and beautifully controlled didg textures. The album is deeply infused with low bass and dub sounds, but it’s the unique indigenous instruments and excerpts of vocalising that imbue Xenophon with such an unusual flavour. Understated brilliance. (4 stars)” Lauren Zoric. Rolling Stone, September 1998"