Listening to :
The beauty of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s songs on his solo album moves me to tears. His strong, high voice soars so smoothly.
In Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind) his singing reminds me of the intense sweetness of Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons.
Watch and listen to I Was Born Blind.
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is from North East Arnhem Land, blind since birth, he plays,uniquely, right-hand strung guitars left-handed. He was formerly in Yothu Yindi and is now a member of Saltwater Band. The slow pace of most of the songs invokes a calm, contemplative mood.
In the moderate reggae/rock of Saltwater Band's Marwurrumburr, a song about a wild cat, Gurrumul's studio version on this album renders the language almost onomatopoeiac. His songs are in three Indigenous languages and sometimes in English.
The album is produced by Skinny Fish music
in Winnelli in the Northern Territory.