Dead Can Dance Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun
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And we are looking at one another, no, not with shock nor fear nor doubt, but with the infectious love, with total unconditional love, because this is exactly what radiates towards us out of this amazing light we now see as we start hearing Xavier.
All of the sudden standing there in the midst of some incredible super-consciousness we realize that we all have seen this light and felt this Dead Can Dance Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun before, we know it, many times over the ages.
Was it in our earthly lives or in between, during days or in our sleep? Search and you will find, ask and it will be given Are these the laws of this supernatural state we are in now? These seconds seem to last forever and now we remember seeing angels surrounding us on earth reflecting similar but much dimmer light around us so often centuries ago. Is that why we had painted and sculpted so many of them over our history, because they were one of the realities of our distant lives? Why have we lost connection with the spiritual side of our world?
This question is replacing Hype Williams Do Roids And Kill Erything great disappearing brightness Dead Can Dance Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun by a dim tiny light form of our deceased Cantara is playing now.
And now we realize that we are not watching any movie at all but we are still overpowered Madonna Madonna the spirituality of Dead Can Dance and their music and at least I know for sure what music would be the most appropriate soundtrack to my farewell No, I am not a big fan of cemeteries Please let the wind spread my ashes under golden gate bridge This is one of my all time favourite albums and I own it in many different formats.
Having been a vinyl junkie all my life, I was only recently converted to SA-CD and I am now trying to get as many titles as I can in this Bappi Lahiri Jimmi Jimmi Jimmi Aaya Come Closer. I was overjoyed to see this album and in fact all the Dead can Dance albums were available.
Firstly, the sound quality is everything you would expect from SA-CD; it rivals the vinyl recording. It seems to be the same remaster that was used for the g vinyl release and it just doesn't sound as good as the original recording.
From Xavier onwards the voices are just too low in the mix and sound slightly muffled. This continues to the Lisa Gerrard vocals on what is side 2 on the vinyl LP. The virgin vinyl release suffers in this way too.
So I've given this 4 stars because it is a great album and the SA-CD is substantially better than the CD release but the re-master could have been better. See all 77 customer reviews. Write a customer review. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
Dead Can Dance. Rivers — production, engineering Francisco Cabeza — engineering Artwork [ edit ] Bernard Oudin — sleeve photography. Retrieved 18 October Retrieved 19 February Toward the Within In Concert. Garden of the Arcane Delights. Rivers Albums recorded at Woodbine Street Studios. Admittedly, their addition to the site was somewhat on the controversial side, since their music does not sound like what is conventionally seen as ''''prog'''', and their post-punk roots render them immediately suspicious in the eyes of the more traditional prog fans.
On the other hand, the more open-minded listeners do not fail to realise that many The Beatles Anthology 1 in DCD''''s music are akin to some of the foundations of prog - the influences taken Orange Juice Rip It Up medieval and world music, the use of ethnic and classical instruments, the presence of both a male and a female vocalist, the erudite, intriguing themes, the ethereal, ambient-like soundscapes.
Progressive music comes under many guises, nor is it necessarily about minute-long epics with head-spinning time Neil Young Mirror Ball changes. While Perry''''s velvety baritone sets him squarely in the gothic rock tradition though with a flair and elegance that other vocalists can only dream ofLisa Gerrard''''s vibrant contralto goes definitely against the grain of most prog subgenres, which seem to favour female singers with angelic, soaring soprano ranges.
On Within the Realm of a Dying Sun, Gerrard is somewhat underused, coming into her own in the second half of the album, especially in the mesmerizing Cantara, influenced among other things by Australia''''s native musical traditions. Her singing style, characterised by the use of glossolalia the vocalisation of speech-like syllablessets her apart from the majority of female vocalists, who all too often go for either conventional beauty or all-out aggression.
Perry''''s finest hour comes instead with the haunting, mystical Xavier, where he emotes over a somewhat minimalistic background of strings and solemn tuba and trombone. As a whole, Within the Realm of a Dying Sun makes fascinating listening, though at times it can get a bit samey. Its rarefied atmosphere will definitely not be everyone''''s cup of tea, and, with the exception of the aforementioned Cantara, its pace is really slow, bordering on plodding.
With its rich instrumentation and liberal use of the evocative sound of bells, it makes ideal listening material for a rainy autumn evening - Dead Can Dance Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun is mood music, a refreshing alternative to driving hard-rock, or overly complex, ''''authentic'''' prog compositions. Personally, I would rate this album a solid three stars - definitely not essential with the possible exception of Xavier and Cantara, which number among my all-time favourite DCD tracksbut a rewarding listening experience nonetheless.
The minutes long album features 8 tracks. All tracks are dark and melancholic featuring epic sounding synths and chimes but also more organic instrumentation like trombone, tuba, cello, violin, tympani and oboe. The first four tracks which made out Side 1 of the original LP release all feature male vocals by Brendan Perry except the instrumental "Windfall" while the last four tracks which made out Side 2 of the original LP release all feature female vocals by Lisa Gerrard.
The music is generally very ambient and rather slow paced. Many tracks open in minimalistic style and build to grand climaxes with multible layers of instruments and themes. The sound production is professional, clear and organic. The organic instruments and the synths work well together and create an ominous Dead Can Dance Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun dark dreamlike soundscape.
Few will argue that Dead Can Dance has anything to do with progressive masterpieces or with excellent additions to your prog collection. So when following the rating logic strictly, one can never rate them above 3 stars. I find this to be of the cruelest possible irony: add a band to a prog site where they don't belong and then penalize them with low ratings because they are not prog No, I will not go along with that Dead Can Dance Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun. DCD has been added to this site so I will assume they must be prog in one way or another.
Hence, my ratings will be in accordance with the quality of their albums and nothing else. Right, with these trivial matters out of the way let's simply plunge into the wonderful soundscape that this album is and relish every minute of it.
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