Dead Can Dance Import, Hybrid SACD, Original recording remastered
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SACD Hybrid Remastered CD of the self titled Dead Can Dance. On the evidence of this, the band's first record, Dead Can Dance can clearly be seen as a "Goth" group in the vein of Bauhaus, et al. The band's sound here is much more clearly based in the "contemporary"--Dead Can Dance uses traditional song structures, the group's instrumentation is almost entirely synthesized, and co-vocalist Lisa Gerrard's voice rarely gets into the truly ethereal, other-worldly realms that it would on later albums. Perhaps the most surprising single song on the album is "East of Eden." Built on a picked (and heavily echoed) guitar line and a rolling drum pattern, it is probably the only track in the DCD catalogue that can be described as relentlessly perky. 10 tracks.
This 1984 release set the pace for the band's career, helped define the tone of the 4AD label, and opened the door for a genre that includes Delirium, Deep Forest, and Enigma. While much less dense and textural than more recent DCD, this album begins the group's study of combining global rhythms and instrumentation from various musical eras with contemporary sounds. Here they explore the somewhat Gothic electronic and rock instrumentation of post-punk European pop. Featuring the lush, sonorous vocals of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, this is a dark, mysterious, and compelling release. Fans of later works will not be disappointed; newcomers will find this groundbreaker a good place to meet Dead Can Dance. --Andy Stevens --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Duo on this album sounds in some moments like on "Spleen and ideal" or "Aion".The sound is mostly dominated by Brandon Perry's noisy guitar,drum machine and expressive bass riffs (a bit in peter Hook's style)."Frontier","Arcane","fatal impact" or "Threshold" define the early band's sound.Brandon's a bit distant vocals are followed by the spooky Lisa Gerrard's soprano.i believe that "Ocean" is one of the most haunting and scary tracks in history.Turn of the light and listen to it loud.i am sure that you will be scared when hte creepy Lisa's vocal will be coming straight to your ear...It is funny because even with the use of few instruments like Bass,drums and bass Dead Can Dance sounds like Dead Can Dance.4 last tracks are taken from the ep "garden of the arcane delights" - they sound much more essential,but i must say that i was not dissapointed by any track from here.
If you like dark new wave music or gothic you must listen to it.there are only few albums that will make you look nervously around searching some monsters or withches while listening it.It's creepy and beautifully haunting music.Highly recomended
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The CD's are Gothic in nature. Poor quality productions.
Sounded like a bunch of school kids making this music.
Whoops, guess I just don't get it.
Let's try again
$66.00 mistake, any Goth's out there that want some "Dead Can Dance" cheap?