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Hector Zazou & VA - Sahara Blue (1992)

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Hector Zazou & VA - Sahara Blue (1992)

Hector Zazou & VA - Sahara Blue (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 125 Mb
Ambient, Experimental Rock, Leftfield | Label: TriStar Music | # WK 57779 | 01:01:35

There's an old saying that one is only as good as the people with whom one collaborates. Judging by the list of musical contributors to Hector Zazou's Sahara Blue, Zazou is quite good indeed. Among many others, those adding their own touch to Zazou's album include Bill Laswell, Dead Can Dance, John Cale, David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Tim Simenon. Zazou devised the album as a mix of musical styles set to lyrics/vocals taken from the pen of Arthur Rimbaud. While it might appear like a pretentious undertaking on paper, the album is a cohesive slice of eclectic music-making. Jazzy spoken word songs such as "Ophelie" intermingle with throbbing dance-oriented numbers like "I'll Strangle You" and quiet, peaceful piano-based meditations such as "Harar et les Gallas." Dead Can Dance duo Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard work their particular magic on "Youth," exchanging vocals, and on "Black Stream," where Perry's dark, somber synth weeps around Gerrard's stunning vocals and yang chin. Zazou himself mostly stays in the background, providing production and electronic sounds, allowing the players to showcase their abilities.

Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance (1984)

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Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance (1984)

Dead Can Dance - ΔΞΛΔ CΛΝ ΔΛΝCΞ (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
4AD, Rough Trade | # RTD 120.0051.2 | Time: 00:51:07
Dark Wave, Post-Punk, Gothic, World Fusion

Dead Can Dance is the debut studio album by Australian musical act Dead Can Dance. It was released on 27 February 1984 by record label 4AD. This album differs greatly from later Dead Can Dance releases in its incorporation of post-punk and gothic rock musical styles. AllMusic commented on the album's sound: "Bearing much more resemblance to the similarly gripping, dark early work of bands like the Cocteau Twins and The Cure than to the later fusions of music that would come to characterize the duo's sound, Dead Can Dance is as goth as it gets in many places."

Dead Can Dance - Aion (1990)

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Dead Can Dance - Aion (1990)

Dead Can Dance - Aion (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 96 Mb
4AD, Rough Trade | RTD CD 158 | Time: 00:36:11
Neo-Classical, World Fusion, Ambient, Dark Wave

Their reputation growing by leaps and bounds, including a huge underground following in the U.S. – they were able to tour there even without one domestic release available, while at one point Dead Can Dance was the biggest selling band in 4AD's history – Perry and Gerrard once again did the business with Aion. Its cover taken from Bosch, Aion's medievalism was worn more openly than ever before, with songs adapted from centuries-old material. The beautiful, entrancing "Saltarello," with lead performance by what sounds like an old wind instrument, comes from an Italian dance of the 14th century, while the mysterious moods of "The Song of the Sibyl" derive from 16th-century Catalonia. The group's command of not merely recording possibilities – witness the exquisite layering of vocals on the opening "The Arrival and the Reunion" – but of musical traditions, instruments, and more from around the world was arguably never stronger. Gerrard's vocals in particular have an even stronger, richer feeling than before, not merely able to command with its power but softly calm and seduce.

Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (1987) [Re-Up]

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Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (1987) [Re-Up]

Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Rough Trade | # RTD 120.0023.2 | Time: 00:38:44
Dark Wave, World Fusion, Ambient, Neo-Classical

With its two sides split between Perry and Gerrard's vocal efforts, Within the Realm of a Dying Sun serves as both a display for the ever more ambitious band and a chance for the two to individually demonstrate their awesome talents. Beginning with the portentous "Anywhere Out of the World," a piece that takes the deep atmospherics of "Enigma of the Absolute" to a higher level with mysterious, chiming bells, simple but effective keyboard bass and a sense of vast space, the album finds Dead Can Dance on a steady roll. Once again a range of assistant musicians provide even more elegance and power to the band's work, with a chamber string quartet plus various performers on horns, woodwind, and percussion. Impressive though the remainder of the first side is, Gerrard's showcase on the second half is even more enveloping and arguably more successful. The martial combination of drums and horns that start "Dawn of the Iconoclast" call to mind everything from Wagner to Laibach, but Gerrard's unearthly alto, at its most compelling here, elevates it even higher.

Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg (1988) [Re-Up]

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Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg (1988) [Re-Up]

Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Label: 4AD, Rough Trade | # RTD CD 92 | Time: 00:36:15
Dark Wave, World Fusion, Ambient, Neo-Classical

Perry and Gerrard continued to experiment and improve with The Serpent's Egg, as much a leap forward as Spleen and Ideal was some years previously. As with that album, The Serpent's Egg was heralded by an astounding first track, "The Host of Seraphim." Its use in films some years later was no surprise in the slightest – one can imagine the potential range of epic images the song could call up – but on its own it's so jaw-droppingly good that almost the only reaction is sheer awe. Beginning with a soft organ drone and buried, echoed percussion, Gerrard then takes flight with a seemingly wordless invocation of power and worship – her vocal control and multi-octave range, especially towards the end, has to be heard to be believed. Nothing else achieves such heights, but everything gets pretty darn close, a deserved testament to the band's conceptual reach and abilities.

Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser (1996) [Non-Remastered]

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Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser (1996) [Non-Remastered]

Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser (1996) [Non-Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 296 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 125 Mb
Label: 4AD / Rough Trade | # RTD 120.2050.2 | Time: 00:51:57
World Fusion, Ethnic, Dark Wave, Neo-Classical, Dream Pop, Alternative

Spiritchaser is the seventh studio album by Dead Can Dance, and the last before Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard went their separate ways. It expands on its exploration of world music, and like Into the Labyrinth, was recorded at Quivvy Church, Perry's personal studio in Ireland. The album was dedicated to Lisa Gerrard's deceased brother, Mark Gerrard. The track "Indus" contains a melody that is very similar to that of "Within You Without You", a Beatles song that George Harrison wrote and recorded with Indian musicians in 1967. Although not deliberate, Perry and Gerrard were asked to contact Harrison for his permission to use it; he granted it, but the record company insisted that they give him partial songwriting credit on "Indus".

Dead Can Dance - Live from Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA. September 17th, 2005 (2021)

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Dead Can Dance - Live from Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA. September 17th, 2005 (2021)

Dead Can Dance - Live from Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA. September 17th, 2005 (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:56:48 | 56 / 267 Mb
Genre: Rock, Gothic Rock, Folk / Label: Holy Tongue Records

Dead Can Dance is an Australian musical project formed in 1981 in Melbourne by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. The band relocated to London, England, in May 1982. Australian music historian Ian McFarlane described Dead Can Dance's style as "constructed soundscapes of mesmerising grandeur and solemn beauty; African polyrhythms, Gaelic folk, Gregorian chant, Middle Eastern mantras, and art rock."Having disbanded in 1998, they reunited briefly in 2005 for a world tour and reformed in 2011, releasing a new album (Anastasis) and embarking on several tours.

Dead Can Dance - Dionysus (2018)

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Dead Can Dance - Dionysus (2018)

Dead Can Dance - Dionysus (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 287 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Scans Included | 00:36:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
World Fusion / Worldbeat / Neoclassical Dark Wave / Tribal Fusion
[PIAS] Recordings #PIASR440CDX

The follow-up to the pioneering Australian art pop duo's 2012 comeback LP Anastasis, Dionysus dispenses with the more song-oriented approach of its predecessor in favor of an atmosphere-driven bacchanalian oratorio inspired by the Greek god of wine and ecstasy. Split into two tracks with a sum of seven movements, Dionysus unfurls like a guided ayahuasca trip; a curl of aromatic smoke that develops into a roaring, pre-Byzantine bonfire replete with primeval chants and ancient rites. Opener "Sea Borne" tracks the outsider God's arrival via a slow build of tribal beats and a sinewy, unfolding melody that suggests "Misirlou" by way of "Kashmir" – the album continues to eschew the European folk proclivities of the duo's early work in favor a more Mediterranean and North African aesthetic.

Dead Can Dance - In Concert (2013) [Limited 180g 3xLP-Box Set, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Dead Can Dance - In Concert (2013) [Limited 180g 3xLP-Box Set, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Dead Can Dance - In Concert (2013)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 541 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 231 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 20 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 3.42 Gb
[PIAS] Recordings, PIASR3313LP | Modern Classical, Folk, World

It's natural to suspect that In Concert is simply the hastily constructed live album cash-in that comes after the long-awaited reunion (2012's Anastasis was the group's first studio album in 16 years), but it's actually a sweet souvenir of the world fusion duo's return to the stage, tastefully presented and impeccably recorded. Rarely do live albums sound so luxurious and warm, but besides being a fine demo disc for high-end speakers, this chamber concert on wax offers some more comfortable, more alive versions of Anastasis' studio material, along with a quick stroll through the group's early work…

Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985) [Re-Up]

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Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985) [Re-Up]

Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
4AD, Rough Trade | # RTD 120.0032.2 | Time: 00:38:08
Dark Wave, World Fusion, Ambient, Dream Pop

With this amazing album, Dead Can Dance fully took the plunge into the heady mix of musical traditions that would come to define its sound and style for the remainder of its career. The straightforward goth affectations are exchanged for a sonic palette and range of imagination. Calling it "haunting" and "atmospheric" barely scratches even the initial surface of the album's power. The common identification of the duo with a consciously medieval European sound starts here – quite understandable, when one considers the mystic titles of songs, references to Latin, choirs, and other touches that make the album sound like it was recorded in an immense cathedral.

Lisa Gerrard - The Mirror Pool (1995)

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Lisa Gerrard - The Mirror Pool (1995)

Lisa Gerrard - The Mirror Pool (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4AD/Rough Trade, RTD 120.2020.2 | ~ 343 or 161 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 134 Mb
Modern Classical, Ambient, Gothic

Lisa Gerrard was so indelibly and obviously a part of what made Dead Can Dance what it is that it's little wonder that The Mirror Pool feels essentially like a continuation of that band's haunting, vast atmospheres. Without Brendan Perry's deep, rolling voice as a contrast, Gerrard's sky-sweeping abilities transform the entire recording into a truly mystical experience…

Dead Can Dance - Garden Of The Arcane Delights + The John Peel Sessions (2016)

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Dead Can Dance - Garden Of The Arcane Delights + The John Peel Sessions (2016)

Dead Can Dance - Garden Of The Arcane Delights + The John Peel Sessions (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 289 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 105 Mb | 00:45:33
Darkwave, Ethereal, Etnic Fusion | Label: 4AD

Garden of the Arcane Delights - The John Peel Sessions is a compilation coupling the re-issue of the first and only EP by Australian band Dead Can Dance and two different sessions for the BBC Radio One John Peel show. It was released in November 2016 on record label 4AD with the Peel-supervised recordings allowed by arrangement with BBC Music.