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Album Review: Dead Can Dance - Anastasis

Album Review: Dead Can Dance - Anastasis

Monday 17th September, 2012 10:56AM

Anastasis is the Greek word for resurrection. Fittingly, it is also the title of the first Dead Can Dance album since 1996, an event anticipated by fans of this iconic duo since core members Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry reunited in 2011 for a short world tour.

Eight songs long, and also their eighth album Anastasis sees Lisa and Brendan artfully elaborating the ethno medieval soundworld they became globally lauded for between 1984 and 1996. Richly evocative, as with their earlier releases Anastasis lets these two unique singers and multi-instrumentalists matching their epic voices and mythological lyricism against a haunted series of soundscapes. Soundscapes which recall the exoticism of South Asian, North African and Middle Eastern world music and medieval musical traditions drawn from the Dark Ages era in Europe and the United Kingdom.

Click here to continue reading this review of Dead Can Dance's new album Anastasis by Martyn Pepperell.

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