Gurrumul’s final album is coming and the first track is mindblowingly brilliant

The man’s solo career garnered world-wide acclaim amid performances before former US president Barack Obama, and Queen Elizabeth II for her diamond jubilee concert. Now he appears to have left a final, astonishing legacy, a new album,  (Child of the Rainbow) due for release next month.

’s record label, , has released the first track “Djolin (Musical Instrument)” and it’s breathtaking in both its scope and ambition, fusing Gurrumul’s extraordinary voice with a lush and epic orchestral arrangement that fuses culture with contemporary classical Western .

The orchestration takes its inspiration from minimalist composers such as American Phillip Glass, and Britain’s Michael Nyman. Skinnyfish calls it “one of the most ambitious projects in Australian music history”.

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