Music, relief, loneliness, art, detachment from reality, prayer, shivering sounds, unearthly voices …
Maybe I don’t know Dead Can Dance band very well. After all, it is a bit old, and I could not follow it from the very beginning. When I heard the song “Opium” from the latest album for the first time – I was hypnotized. It lasts till now.
FOR LONELY EVENINGS
I associate the songs of Dead Can Dance (especially those from the Anastasis album) with loneliness. What is more, I can’t listen to them in the presence of others. I have to be alone to be able to completely surrender to the sounds. They fill in every cell of my body.
HYPNOTIZING MEN’S VOCAL
When I heard a deep male voice in the song Opium, I could not help feeling that I had heard this tone somewhere. Brendan Perry is a really amazing man. Every time I listen to him I have the impression that I am somewhere far away. I don’t really care about “here and now”. At this point I would like to admit that very rarely a male voice can attract my attention to such an extent. He succeeded – chapeau bass!
THE VOICE OF GODDESS
Lisa Gerrard… Nowadays, she is probably more known as an artist working with Hans Zimmer and other composers. Certainly, everyone associates the song Now We Are Free with Gladiator, where Gerrard enchants everyone with her contralto voice. In fact, I also heard about her in this way. I was curious to see who was performing the extremely mesmerizing song from the album Anastasis – Anabasis.I couldn’t believe that she was that person. The world is much smaller than we think …
MUSIC IMBUED WITH ORIENT
I think that the music created by Perry and Gerrard is inspired by eastern, exotic sounds. The use of traditional Arabic instruments such as darbuka, oud or dulcimer evokes strictly oriental associations and at the same time ancient Egypt or Greece …
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