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    Posted: November 22 2007 at 18:57
I had four albums in my collection and never really payed much attention to them

I even thought DCD play sth like dark electronica music...

I have recently re-discovered their sound and I have to say I am amazed!

Great prog-folk with indie moments and melodies reminding of Loreena McKennitt a bit...

My collection consists of:  Within the realm of a dying sun
                                               Aion
                                               Into the labyrinth
                                               Spiritchaser
what say you?
any recommendations for further search?
I particularly enjoy Into the labyrinth and Aion at the moment
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2007 at 19:04
I think you will like The Serpent's Egg as well.  Also look for Spleen And Ideal.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2007 at 22:11
What a coincidence, just a few minutes ago i wrote a review of The Serpent`s Egg, which of course is highly recommendable!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2007 at 08:08
^ I will check right away! Big%20smile
thanks for the recs Guillermo and Assaf Hug
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2007 at 12:25
I have a 'Best of' collection of DCD. Very emotional and spiritually uplifting music even if it isn't prog in the traditional sense. There's a track called 'The Host of Seraphim' that is so beautiful it makes me tear-eyed. If I could choose a track for my funeral it would probably be that one :)
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2007 at 12:31
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I particularly enjoy Into the labyrinth and Aion at the moment

Those are the two albums of theirs I have, and I just listened to them both. Love it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2007 at 05:30

As other people have said The Sepent's Egg, I consider to be their best. Also you may want to try Lisa Gerrard's work with other artist's particularly "Duality"

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2007 at 06:24
I particularly recommend Saltarello from Aion... an exciting piece of music!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2007 at 20:06
Thanks Aapatsos for starting this thread...Never noticed this band before...I got myself the album "Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun" and it's incredible! I checked on some video's of them on YouTube, and they are exceptional. What a great band!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2007 at 07:08
I am happy to see DCD getting second considering from members , because all hell broke loose when I included them.Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2007 at 10:22
^ LOL, I can see why all hell broke loose... it's not easy to include a band like this one
there is no clear relation to prog, but there is some excellent music in them...


Originally posted by SoulDreamer

Thanks Aapatsos for starting this thread...Never noticed this band before...I got myself the album "Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun" and it's incredible! I checked on some video's of them on YouTube, and they are exceptional. What a great band!


you're welcome SD, I actually discovered them by chance... 4 albums were just sitting in my collection Big%20smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2007 at 10:24
and another question since there was some interest from members:

is there any connection/relation between the band and Loreena McKennitt???
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2007 at 17:16
Originally posted by Sean Trane

I am happy to see DCD getting second considering from members , because all hell broke loose when I included them.Clap
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2007 at 17:17
Originally posted by aapatsos

and another question since there was some interest from members:

is there any connection/relation between the band and Loreena McKennitt???
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Probably not, I never stumbled upon her name while searching for their bio.... but who knows...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2007 at 17:19
Originally posted by aapatsos

I had four albums in my collection and never really payed much attention to them

I even thought DCD play sth like dark electronica music...

I have recently re-discovered their sound and I have to say I am amazed!

Great prog-folk with indie moments and melodies reminding of Loreena McKennitt a bit...

My collection consists of:  Within the realm of a dying sun
                                               Aion
                                               Into the labyrinth
                                               Spiritchaser
what say you?
any recommendations for further search?
I particularly enjoy Into the labyrinth and Aion at the moment
 
Basically, you need to include Serpent's Egg and Spleen and Ideal, and that would be all.
Of course the debut, although a bit different in sound, more like goth rock/post punk, is also recommended...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2007 at 17:48
^ Thanks for the recommendations Sead Big%20smile
I have recently written a review about 'Into the Labyrinth'...
Man, it sounds so damn good...Approve
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2008 at 01:29
Sorry for the unnecessary bump, but I have to give my appreciation to this amazing band. Within the realm of a dying sun is one of my favorite albums ever.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2008 at 04:45
Well I've reviewed all of their historical releases, and I must say that the gamble I took was worth it, although I still would like to see them in the prog-related section.
 
Thanks for Seyo for the work.
 
 
DCD started as Gothic/Cool Wave band somewhere between Bauhaus and The Cure with the first two releases.
 
But they gradually grew out of it and become Gothic Ambient for Dying Sunb and Serpent's Egg.
 
But Aion is their masterpiece, with lotsa edieval overtones. They went way more ethnic after that, though, especially with Spiritchaser.
 
If I may, for those considering investigating, go for the DVD Towards The Within >>> You'll get the full essence of DCD.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2008 at 06:59
Originally posted by aapatsos


there is no clear relation to prog, but there is some excellent music in them...
 
I agree, but that's just me maybe.  Love the band though.  Great neo-classical/darkwave band, like gods to goths.  Big%20smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2008 at 07:49
I liked all of their albums, except for Spiritchaser. But, after playing it a few times in my tiki room, I've grown to like it.
 
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