NOT DROWNING, WAVING

David was the lead vocalist, keyboard player, co-composer and co-producer of the critically acclaimed band Not Drowning, Waving.
The band won an ARIA Award for Best Independent Release in 1992 for the soundtrack to the film ‘Proof’. Not Drowning, Waving’s music straddles the worlds of rock, ambient sound and world music.
Their lyrics provided vivid descriptions of characteristically Australian topics: landscapes and people, the seasons, and regional politics – such as Indonesia’s invasion of East Timor. In 1990 the band released their ground-breaking album Tabaran which was recorded in Papua New Guinea with local musicians. The pop/rock album, infused with traditional Papuan material provoked an extended critical response, effectively being re- promoted in 1993 with the release of Mark Worth’s documentary Tabaran, and a re-release in 2005.
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Dirty Water

Previously unreleased track from The Wisdom Line recording sessions. Featuring Michael Barker (Drums); Paul Cartwright (Bass); JP Shilo (Guitar); David Bridie (Piano/Vocal) Mixed by Ian Caple

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Caravan

Previously unreleased track from The Wisdom Line recording sessions. Featuring Helen Mountfort cello, Hope Csuturos violin, Geoff Lierse French Horn, Phil Wales guitar, David Bridie Piano, synth vocals

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The Wisdom Line (2019)

A lyrical meditation on asylum, home, borders, fleeting relationships and the desire to make genuine connections, The Wisdom Line is imbued with a spirit of collaboration and community. Produced by David Bridie & Ian Caple with Andrew Robinson.

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Wake (2013)

Bridie’s most politically-charged album, dealing with the concerns of Australia’s refugee laws. With all the elements of previous albums (pop, electronica, rock, ambient) now amalgamated into a fully realised sonic package, Wake plays heavily upon the human drama of struggle and loss. Produced by David Bridie with Brett Doig.

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Take the Next Illusionary Exit (2013)

A collection of previously unreleased or marginally released tracks, demo versions, cover versions, tracks that didn't make the final cut for Wake and a few excerpts from the soundtracks of Satellite Boy, Call Me Mum, The Straits, and That Eye, The Sky.

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Succumb (2008)

With Succumb David has made the rockiest album of his career - guitars are well and truly out the front of the mix. It is quite refreshing to hear him try something new and what’s more, pull it off. Recorded with a mostly new band, Succumb is a welcome change in direction. Produced by David Bridie and Christian Scallan.

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Hotel Radio (2003)

Regarded as Bridie’s most pop-oriented effort to date, the album radiates a sensual summer’s warmth with an expansive sense of mystery that delved even further into the artform of sonic texture. Title track is a wonderful song. Produced by David Bridie and co-producer Nick Littlemore.

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Act Of Free Choice (2001)

A blue fog of shuddering drum loops, haunting piano scales and sky-sweeping atmospheres, evoking the lonely stretches of Australia’s outback, while narrating a generation’s worth of political strife. Produced by Ian Caple with David Bridie.

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Tio - Sorousian (2020)

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Various Artists – We Have Come To Testify (2019)

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KMK Kaumaakonga – Taoba (2019)

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Emily Wurramara

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George Telek

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Frank Yamma

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William Takaku + Pidia Kaur Group – Bibirosi (2011)

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Moab Stringband – Matago (2007)

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Monique Brumby – Thylacine (1996)

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Christine Anu – Styling Up (1995)

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Paul Kelly – Wanted Man (single track) (1994)

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Archie Roach – Jamu Dreaming (1993)

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