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THE SERPENT'S EGG

Dead Can Dance

 

Prog Folk

3.89 | 168 ratings

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Gallifrey
4 stars Listening diary 23rd January 2021: Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg (neoclassical darkwave, 1988)

This has become my favourite Dead Can Dance album, although that's probably only because it's the one I've spent the most time with. They're a band that create such outstanding moods but can be difficult to get into beyond a surface level background music kind of enjoyment. This one, probably aided by its utterly magnificent opener and the frequent allusions to Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares has grown on me from those initial impressions. It does fall off a bit after its introduction and its length means that the less remarkable second half goes by before you've even noticed it, but it has a great balance of mood and songwriting overall.

7.1 (6th listen)

Part of my listening diary from my facebook music blog - www.facebook.com/TheExoskeletalJunction

Gallifrey | 4/5 |

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