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Voices from beyond ...



Dead Can Dance is an Anglo-Australian group, English by its singer Brendan Perry, Australian by its singer - and fabulous contralto - Lisa Gerrard. The group was created in 1981 near Melbourne. The name of the group actually refers to dead objects that come to life like musical instruments, death masks ... At the start, the group was influenced by Cold Wave bases before switching over the years to medieval-liturgical universes, with a very fine dusting of North African, South American or Asian sounds. It was in 1982 that the group took its destiny in hand by leaving Australia to join England where the beginnings will be laborious and unproductive. It was not until 1984 that the first album was released. A success with sounds hitherto almost unknown and a universe that fascinates from the start. "Spleen and Ideal", released a year later and refers to 19th century poets, in particular Charles Baudelaire. The mystical side then becomes a preponderant part of the Deadcandancien universe. 1987 will see the release of the unmissable "Within the Realm of a Dying Sun" which to date remains one of the best. Follow "The Serpent’s egg" with medieval-twilight tones, "Aion" of baroque inspiration, "Into the labyrynth", "Spiritchaser", the latter 2 more influenced by music and percussion from the rest of the world. The group will separate in 1998 for artistic differences. Dead Can Dance remains to this day, whatever quite unknown to the general public as astonishing as it may seem, one of the 10 major groups of the 80s in terms of innovative quality and hitherto unknown at that time in certain sounds employed. Without counting the absolutely exceptional voice of Lisa Gerrard, one of a kind, capable at the same time of alternating almost the voice of man, woman, child…. Unique voice that gives its full power in the now legendary "Sanvean". To discover or rediscover. Discography (among others ...) :

• Musica eternal 1984 • The fatal impact 1984

Ocean 1984

Frontier 1984

• De profundis (Out of the depths of sorrow) 1985

• Enigma of the absolute 1985 • Anywhere out of the world 1987 • Xavier 1987 • Summoming of the muse 1987

• The protagonist 1987 • Severance 1988 • Ullyses 1988 • The host of Seraphim 1988 • Saltarello 1990

• Fortune presents gifts not according to the book 1990

• As the bell rings the Saypole spins 1990 • Sanvean 1993 • Ariadne 1993 • Rakim 1994 • Yulunga 1994

• The carnival is over 1994

• Song of the stars 1996

• Devorzhum 1996

Children of the sun 2012

• Amnesia 2012

• Return of the She-King 2012

• All in good time 2012

• The invocation 2018

• The mountain 2018

• Mushin 2021 • Crescent 19XX • Dreams made flesh 19XX • Minus sanctus 19XX • Saffron 19XX • Salems lot 19XX • Love that cannot be 19XX • Yamiynar 19XX


 

Clips :


1984 ... the sound shock ! The first steps of an extraordinary group to extraordinary music. Never heard before ...



1984 ... a trend that is confirmed. This group will really bring something revolutionary to the 80s musical world ...



1984 ... each title surprises as much by the style as by the sound. The duo will very quickly display a truly unique level of inspiration...



1984...their first opus is a real musical punch that calls into question everything we have heard until then on a planetary level. And that's just the beginning...



1985...the sequel will be a little disappointing when we thought they were on their way to smash everything. Apart from 1 or 2 titles, the second album will not provide as many emotions as the first...



1985...but nothing to worry about when you see what's on the horizon. Because the album that is coming to the fore will put them back in the race in a spectacular way, to say the least...



1987 ... the rise. New sound evolution that shows the incredible potential of the group. A potential that is just waiting to be expressed !



1987 ... a Brendan Perry who also takes volume and whose voice literally transcends this song. The duo is slowly but surely maturing



1987 ... and what about Lisa Gerrard who begins to reach vocal spheres with incredible lyricism. A unique singer in every sense of the word ...



1987...on this one it will be a story without words but whether there are words or not, each title is an event in itself. Proof once again...



1988 ... time seems to stand still on this kind of track. And we reach a musical dimension hitherto unsuspected ...



1988 ... surely one of their best songs. An inspiration from another world and which allows to produce pieces of an extremely rare intensity...



1988 ... and what about that one. Two mind-blowing voices that blend perfectly and produce a piece of incredible depth. One more !



1990 ... new sound evolution which paradoxically takes us back a few centuries. Unlimited audacity and above all an inspiration that explores everything that can be explored !



1990...rarely has a band been able to evolve like this, both in terms of style and sound. We have always felt in them a need for renewal that borders on obsession, in a good way of course...



1990...still this one-of-a-kind phrasing that will always make Lisa Gerrard a one-of-a-kind singer model. A model so unique that we have never found another one afterwards...



1993 ... the WONDER OF WONDERS ! Surely one of the most beautiful titles of the decade and of the 20th century. A Lisa Gerrard at the height of her possibilities and who literally walks on the water. At this point, we can speak of a Masterpiece !



1993 ... another extraordinary vocal delirium of which they have become the undisputed Masters. No group has been able to compete with their truly unique level of inspiration ...



1994 ... each piece they produce is of an inspiration and a creativity almost unique in this decade yet so rich in sound finds



1994 ... but in what language does she sing ...? A real Alien who perfectly masters Idioglossia, an idiosyncratic language invented and spoken by a single person or very few ...



1994 ... already 10 years that this group dazzles us with its inventiveness and its extraordinary ability to create sounds never heard before. What talent !



1996...the sequel will unfortunately be a little more complicated to manage than expected. The group continues to innovate musically speaking but the direction taken this time will not necessarily be the right one...



1996...a bad direction which will see them somewhat lost and which above all put a serious halt to their ascent to the stars. It had to happen one day...



2012...they will take almost 16 years to come back but the least we can say is that it was worth the wait, that's clear. We find the group in a certain and sufficient form in any case to hope for a quick return to the front of the stage...



2012... the return to grace is confirmed with this title. The group knew how to reinvent himself and shows in a spectacular way that he is indeed back. And certainly not just to make only some figuration !



2012...an opus that will remain as one of their biggest successes on the album side and which shows in a brilliant way that they have lost none of their musical genius. What a duo !



2012...what about this title which will surely remain as one of the most inspired of the album ! A title that literally floats in weightlessness and literally transports. Each title of this opus hits the mark and literally takes us on board !



2018...we will lose sight of them again for almost 6 years and here they are back at the end of the 2010 decade. A return a little less winning than the previous one due to a lower level of inspiration, it is clear...



2018... the duo is once again trying to explore new musical lands. It starts from a good feeling but it will only succeed moderately on this opus...



2021...they will have gone through the 80s, then the 90s, then the 2000s, then the 2010s and here they are back at the start of the 2020s. An exceptional longevity for a duo that is no less, knowing that the adventure is surely not over yet knowing them...



Special bonus for this equally special title. Each title they have produced is unique in its genre, as much in style as in sound ...



And what about that one! A voice carried by forces beyond us. A group that has never had an equivalent since ...



Impossible to get tired of this voice which will remain as one of the most incredible of the decade 80. A decade which will have been the only one to see the birth of this kind of group phenomenon ...



But where are they going to look for mind-blowing pieces like this ? This is also their incredible charm, offering the unproposable ...



Time is again suspended ... and everything stops as if by magic. If there is a term to use concerning them, it is this term 'magic' ...



Another new wonder of which they are the only ones to have the secret. Each time we think we have heard everything. Well no, with them, it's jackpot on each title. MAS-TER-FUL !



All softness and finesse ... as they know how to do it so well ! Each title floats in the air as if by magic and we can only ask for more !



1st Extra Phew Bonus ! When 2 exceptional voices combine to achieve musical perfection. But who had the sublime idea of bringing them together ?



2nd Extra Bonus of phew ! The space of time freezes once again as if by magic. A lyricism rarely achieved for a duo that works from the fire of God !



3rd Extra Bonus of phew ! The Rolls of BO. A Lisa Gerrard once again at the height of her art and who literally sublimates this soundtrack. Cult BO for cult film !



Top Bonus : the story of a lifetime I



Top Bonus : the story of a lifetime II



Top Bonus : the story of a lifetime III



Top Bonus : the story of a lifetime IV



Top Bonus : the story of a lifetime V


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Can_Dance

Official Website :

https://www.deadcandance.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/fr/artist/605

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/c/DeadCanDanceOfficial/featured

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