Formed in Melbourne, Australia, in August 1981, relocated to London in May 1982, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top World Music Albums Chart with their seventh, 1996 album “Spiritchaser” which also charted on Billboard 200, disbanded in 1998, reunited 7 years later in 2005, Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry are path openers with their unique mixture of genres and styles, merging African polyrhythms with Gothic Rock, Gaelic folk with Post-Punk, Gregorian chants with New Age and Dark Wave, or Middle Eastern mantras with ethereal and Dream Pop.
“Anastasis”, the long awaited, upcoming eight studio album by the band is not different then the previous ones. It’s an exciting and colorful mixture of dark and Oriental vibes, minimalism and subtle, polyphonic build-ups, hypnotic mantras and addictive rhythms, Dead can Dance are once again a secret doorway to a lost and find universe of subconscious and superconscious. It’s a journey and an intimate, unique, mystical experience for each and every listener.
Words are meaningless and are fading away regarding to the music.
01 – Children Of The Sun
02 – Anabasis
03 – Agape
04 – Amnesia
05 – Kiko
06 – Opium
07 – Return Of The She-King
08 – All In Good Time
The first leg of the World Tour to 22 European cities will start in September and October 2012.
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After 16 years of silence, I expected a bit more from this amazing band who brought me countless hours of mind trips. Don’t misunderstand me: this album is very good, but while each of their previous albums brought a different flavor to the DCD equation, Anastasis is “only” good old DCD with absolutely nothing new. Slightly disappointing, but still better than any of their solo releases (except maybe Lisa Gerrard’s first album, The Mirror Pool).
True, this is not a revolutionary DCD album, but a quality, gloomy Post-Rock build-up. Still, good to have them back!