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Dead Can Dance


Prog Folk

3.36 | 102 ratings

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Jake E.
4 stars Spiritchaser starts off with a wishwashi sounding synth followed by some native sounds, very soothing, extremely good production, throught the entire album. The vocal arragments are fantastic, along with the percussions. The synthesizer is not used in a "electronic" way, but in a way that sounds and feels more "natural". During the vocal parts I can understand (the parts that are in english), it seems very introspective, giving off a very strong spiritual feeling to this album. Their is alot of emotion put into this album, it shows through the vast array of arragments, smooth textured ambience, and unearthly feel. Song #3 is called Indus, It starts with percussion and deep dark synth, then Lisa Gerrard begins to sing very beautifully, thou I don't know what she is saying, if she is saying anything at all, it still sounds very relaxing and soothing. As the song progresses different elements begin to become more and more noticable, which can be said for most of the songs within the album, beautiful string arragments, very middle eastern feeling, interesting percussions are used in the majority of the song, while Lisa amazes me with her vocal capabilities. The guitar is soft and to me, a guide from song to song, while it is not played too much, the parts that are played are very soft and tender. As Indus comes to a close (after 9min) the song seems to dirft of into space, leaving you waiting and wondering what will come next, and when it comes, you will not be disappointed.
Jake E. | 4/5 |


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