Water: the Album
"The obvious message through the lyrics and so on is around valuing this resource of water and taking note of every drop, and really appreciate the gift that it brings. That message is very clear. It brings feelings of joy.” - Rob Clark
“Ninindi has one of the most healing, mother earth voices. If you have a spare 20 minutes please drop in to experience her sound. You can also purchase her music, just ask her and she will show you how. ♥” - Grace Hart
“Ninindi's music fills your being with peace, joy, and transcendence uncommon in ordinary times.” - John Harracharan
— Award-winning self-help author and speaker of The Power Pause
The Essence of 'Water' - Being One with Yourself, & Water
The Water Album is designed to take you through different experiences with water. From being the creek’s water to enjoy dancing in the rain, and appreciating the essence of water in all its forms.
The lyrics are written in English and words that I made up on the spot - often called light language.
The message I most wanted to portray with 'Water', is to treat water, like any other precious thing on the planet.. with Respect.
To really appreciate its life-giving qualities.
Without water, how long can we live? We, as a species, as with any other species, are reliant on water. So please be aware of how you use your water, how you drink, the quality of your water. Please take care of your water supply – that includes rivers, what you put down the drain, what you wash with. It affects us all!
You can use this music to meditate or to simply listen and absorb.
“A deep sense of peace and relaxation. It’s like taking a deep breath of stillness.” - Robin Clayfield
"I really love it, I really enjoy the whole album.. All of Ninindi’s beautiful relaxing, calm, fluid, luscious rhythms and vocals. I love to put it on and relax to it. It does totally remind me of water, which is where I go when I want to relax down at the creek and listen to the water.. Yeah, Ninindi’s cd takes me to that place. A deep sense of peace and relaxation. It’s like taking a deep breath of stillness.”
- Robin Clayfield, Permaculture Village, Crystal Waters
“Living the prayer of the heart So what we choose to create, we must first feel as a reality. If we can feel it in our hearts—not just think it, but also really feel it—then it’s possible in our lives!” - Greg Braden
— Awakening the Power of a Modern God
A Background on the production of Water
I recorded ‘Water’ in a little community that we were traveling through at the time.. in 2002. I remember being in Maleny a few weeks before that and stating that I had this need to record some of my music.
I was searching around for a topic to create music about because I didn’t actually have many songs written at the time. I found a book called 'Water Wars' and it struck me that this was important to write about.
So I chose the theme of water.
After leaving Maleny with my family, we came upon a small community in Kin Kin with a fellow called Immantz (ex-drummer for the Australian band, Skyhooks) who had a home recording studio.
In the next couple of days, I wrote lyrics like poetry for melodies floating around in my head, with a one-and-a-half-year-old child by my side.
Then I started recording.
It was a whirlwind experience. Spontaneous and wild and free!
I knew I really wanted to create an album and this is what came forth.
I hope you enjoy.