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    Posted: June 04 2007 at 22:08
Anyone like/heard of the band Dead Can Dance?

They are a great band with stylistic influences from dark-wave, world music and neo-classical.

I love their originality and Lisa Gerrard's lovely glossolalia voice.

Here is an amazing video of them performing Rakim live:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do5vj3D-OD4


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2007 at 04:07
I've heard Aion and Within the Realm of a Dying Sun, both are great albums.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2007 at 04:15
Originally posted by Vompatti

I've heard Aion and Within the Realm of a Dying Sun, both are great albums.



yes, they are... and Gerrard is a goddess...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2007 at 06:17
Another fan here.
 
My favorite is Into the Labyrinth, followed close by Within the Realm of a Dying Sun and Serpent's Egg.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 01:12
YEah they're good. Very eclectic and interesting.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 05:17
Favourite songs?

Mine would have to be Rakim, Cantara and The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 10:55
Great Stuff! Thumbs%20Up
 
A couple of my fave tracks are the sentimental "The Carnival is Over" as well as  "Fortune Presents Gifts Not According to the Book" -- the first song of theirs that got me into them. Cool
 
I have four of their CDs.
 
Are they listed here? To my ears, their inclusion would be easy to justify.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 10:57
Originally posted by Novalis

Favourite songs?

Mine would have to be Rakim, Cantara and The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove.
Wasn't the latter the DCD track that turned up in the Jack Nicholson movie The Crossing Guard, when he was in the strip club?
 
Good track. Cool
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 11:23
Cantara - excellent Smile
 
Dream Pop is about as close as 80's Pop music ever got to being progreessive. Most the 1980's 4AD artists are worth checking out. (Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, Colour Box, Lush, Modern English, Throwing Muses, This Mortal Coil, Xmal Deutschland, etc.)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2007 at 15:51
I have all their cd's. My favs are 'Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun', 'The Serpent's Egg', 'Aion'. And some of Lisa Gerrard's solo stuff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2007 at 05:06
Originally posted by darqdean

Cantara - excellent Smile

 

Dream Pop is about as close as 80's Pop music ever got to being progreessive. Most the 1980's 4AD artists are worth checking out. (Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, Colour Box, Lush, Modern English, Throwing Muses, This Mortal Coil, Xmal Deutschland, etc.)


The 4AD bands were pretty good. That was a good era for British 'indie' music. The Cocteau Twins and Lush were among my favourites.

I was Youtubing This Mortal Coil stuff recently, and it made me want to go out and buy load of their stuff. 'Song to the Siren' is a fantastic song!

I have 'Aion' by DCD which is excellent, and also an eponymous album - probably their debut (?) - which is very 'Goth' I think Lisa Gerrard was involved in the sound track to 'Gladiator' was she not?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2007 at 05:16
This Dead Can Dance song always moved me..

'In power we entrust, the love advocated'

..ignore the film that goes with it... It's not their vid.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2007 at 11:38
Excellent music, i was hooked with them the first time i listened to  Sanvean, the second time, i cried Embarrassed...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2007 at 12:38
"Within the realm of a dying sun" is my favorite.

And check out THIS track ("The Protagonist" from the 4AD collection "Lonely is an eyesore"):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7A6Tqr8kK8

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2007 at 14:33
I downloaded a track, labeled Porcupine Tree, named Dead Can Dance from Stupid Dream. I own Stupid Dream, and I know it wasn't from that album, so I can only assume the song is by the band Dead Can Dance, but I have no idea what song or from what album it is. I very much enjoy it, it sounds almost celtic and extremely psychedelic. It has harp (or something of the like) throughout the song and a very delicate woman's voice on top, and that is all. It's about 3:50.

Anyone know what song it is?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2007 at 13:52
Could be "The Writing On My Father's Hand" (from the 'Serpent's Egg' album).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2007 at 03:35
haha i 'grew up' listening to them.  when yr an adolescent this sh*t is waaay out there and mindblowing to you...........seems many of us have the same favs (Within The Realm, Aion, Serpent's Egg) but their first 2 more goth-like albums are seriously great too................
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2007 at 09:09
I have "Into the Labyrinth" which I really adore. Lisa Gerrard is indeed a Goddess!!
To answer the question about the soundtrack to 'The Gladiator' - yes, that was indeed Lisa Gerrard. She has such an amazing voice and her vocals have been sampled by many bands, notably by "Delerium" (Canada). Ageless music and I highly recommend DCD to the curious amongst us!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2007 at 23:24
Nobody has mentioned the DVD live concert; it's excellent!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2007 at 05:14
DCD has on the list of approved groups: the medieval influences and later the ethnic influences are grounds (but that's not the only reason) enough for prog folk!
 
As the Prog Folk "specialist" (I hate that wordDead), I'm looking for someone to write up a bio so ,I can include them. Anyone wanting the job, he gets credited and if he wants he can add the albums.


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