Seismic Didj

BONE MAN (2002) and XENOPHON (1998) have the most dynamic didj sound ever recorded.  Instead of a microphone the didj is recorded with the Face Bass - a seismic sensor that records sounds inside the mouth.  Charlie came up with this idea because he realised that the didjeridu drone tone is too soft to be heard within the loud percussion and drum sounds of electronic dance music.  The Face Bass gives the didj a clear top and low frequency, but also delivers amazing vocal fx. 

The Face Bass is available upon request. Contact Charlie for more details.

The Live Seismic didj sound is made by Charlie playing the DidjeriboneTM and building layers of didj riffs and sound fx to create dance energy.  He also mixes it with D.J.s and Bone Man backing tracks.

Listen here to some samples of the seismic didj
Sample 1
Sample 2

BONE MAN is progressive trance with lyrics that celebrate didj playing - ‘Rhythm breathing makes you high’, ‘Let the drone tone resonate in your head’.  With up to five didj tracks playing simultaneously, the seismic didj really carries the music. 

Recorded in Byron Bay, at Crystal Grid Studios, Bone Man has set a new benchmark for didj sound & trance music - never before has dance music had so much body sound.

XENOPHON has been around long enough for review.

“Hypnotic, trancy beats that rise and fall with knowing intensity are complemented by pulsing rhythms and beautifully controlled didg textures.  The album is deeply infused with low bass and dub sounds, but it’s the unique indigenous instruments and excerpts of vocalising that imbue Xenophon with such an unusual flavour.  Understated brilliance. (4 stars)” 

             Lauren Zoric.  Rolling Stone, September 1998

“Didjeridu maestro Charlie McMahon surprises the shit out of everyone with an album that is one of the most accomplished electronica records that this land has ever produced.  Full of samples from Charlie’s mouth, the songs structure themselves around ideas, motifs and moods; similar to MassiveAttack, gusGus or even Tortoise in that regard.   9/10”

              Geoff Towner.  Revolver. 23 July 1998