Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dead Can Dance

Listening to this classic is like finding a passage to a magical woodland in your closet, where you are greeted by a married couple of benevolent forest mages named Brendan and Lisa who make you a strong hallucinogenic tea concoction and show you the wonders of their arcane realm. The whole journey takes but an hour or so, but in that scant time you encounter a bounty of mystical creatures and supernatural wonders. At the end, Brendan and Lisa lead you back to the portal to your own mundane world, impart upon you some glittery wisdom, and then disappear into the shimmering folds of memory and dreams. You miss them.

10 comments:

Flames said...

Holy Crap! This is my single favorite record to chill out/fall asleep to! Just listened to it last night! Awesome. You're the man, Aesop!

wireless darkness said...

I just posted this recently because I completely forgot how grey the aussies sounded. good call. makes bauhaus sound like power violence

jazzbeard said...

that's kind of how I feel about this blog. keep imparting your mystical wisdom.

*side note* my word verification is "foucket"

redchapterjubilee said...

Yup. This is a favorite of mine. I prefer the earlier records in between goth guitar rock and the multiethnic classical approach of the later stuff.

Tom said...

I had never heard any of this bands music before, but the description is very fitting and has lots of atmosphere. I remember reading that some of the early Norwegian black metal musicians saying they took a lot of influence from Dead Can Dance, and I can see why.

alex said...

nice review....
you found the right words
congrats n respect

parker said...

Great album. Thanks for keeping it interesting.

Government Flu said...

Thank you for reminding me of this!

Lord_Trondheim said...

Always enjoy DCD. Aesop did you ever get a hold of the tribute album done for them? It has some really great contributions.

horrendousacts said...

when the leaves start changing and winds start howling, it's Dead Can Dance time!