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‘Legacy Edition’ Coloured Vinyl Reissues Out March 2021

December 17, 2020

Decca Australia has released Gurrumul’s four ARIA-award winning studio on coloured vinyl. Dubbed the LEGACY EDITIONS, the reissued titles are Gurrumul, Rrakala, The Gospel Album, and Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow). Two of the albums (Rrakala and The Gospel Album) have been released on vinyl for the first time. Creative Director of Skinnyfish Music, Michael Hohnen, says: “The […]

Gurrumul’s Catalogue Signed to Decca Australia

November 9, 2020

Statement from Decca Australia and Universal Music Australia Decca Australia and Universal Music Australia are enormously proud and privileged to announce the signing of one of Australia’s most important and culturally defining recording artists of all time: the late Dr. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (1971–2017), known universally as ‘Gurrumul’. In partnership with Skinnyfish Music and its […]

Maralitja – A Tribute To Yothu Yindi

November 4, 2020

In 2012 Gurrumul made a recording of the Yothu Yindi song ‘Maralitja – Crocodile Man’. The track was recorded spontaneously during a session in New York’s AVATAR studios (formerly The Power Station) while Gurrumul was tracking vocals for his final album, the ARIA and Australian Music Prize-winning Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow). ‘Maralitja’ was recorded […]

Bunggul review: A glimpse inside an ancient world

October 21, 2020

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald You left Bunggul feeling both insignificant and elated, having been afforded a glimpse of a culture almost as old as time. We – that is, most Australians – have spent over 200 years ignoring that culture (when we haven’t been trashing it). Perhaps more of us are less ignorant about […]

Gurrumul's final gift: Australia's most original recording?

October 20, 2020

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald Traditional Indigenous singing is, with few exceptions, short, repetitive and very rhythmic. It’s closely related to modern orchestral minimalism – think Philip Glass and Koyaanisqatsi, Peter Greenaway’s films with Michael Nyman scores, and the music of composers such as Steve Reich and Arvo Part. It was a sudden flash […]

Boundary-breaking final album Djarimirri is one like no other

October 20, 2020

Originally published by ABC News (Australia) In Skinnyfish Music’s studio, a cavernous converted garage with instruments in every corner, Michael Hohnen’s phone is running hot. The posthumous release of Gurrumul’s final album was nearing, and Hohnen said he hoped it would be a fitting send-off for his longtime friend, wäwa (brother) and closest musical collaborator. […]

Skinnyfish Music Celebrates 20 Years of Powerful Indigenous Voices

May 19, 2019

Originally published by ABC News (Australia) Gurrumul Yunupingu, Saltwater Band, Lonely Boys and B2M are just a few of the names associated with Skinnyfish Music, the independent label that put Northern Territory music on the world map. This year the Skinnyfish team celebrates 20 years of music. Established in 1999 by managing director Mark Grose […]

Statement on the passing of Dr. G Yunupingu

July 28, 2017

TODAY WE MOURN THE LOSS OF A GREAT AUSTRALIAN, DR G. YUNUPINGU WHO SADLY PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY IN ROYAL DARWIN HOSPITAL AT AGE 46 AFTER A LONG BATTLE WITH ILLNESS. Dr G. Yunpingu is remembered today as one of the most important figures in Australian music history, blind from birth and emerging from the remote […]