The sonorous, rich expression of David Hudson on the didjeridu combined with the compositional and production support of Steve Roach make The Art of the Didjeru the most powerful didjeridu recording I have heard. The bookends of this compilation are 1997 productions. The balance of the baker's dozen is culled from five other albums by Hudson, Roach, Roach/Hudson/ Sara Hopkins or Michael Askill . Under Hudson's control the didjeridu meshes finely with the lively ethnic percussion, or plainly marks its own rhythm. The music is sufficiently exotic to satisfy the globe-roaming ear while accessible enough to be instantly understandable to a Western mind.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte