Del Suelo – The Musician’s Compass: A 12 Step Programme (2018) [FLAC]

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Artist: Del Suelo
Title: The Musician’s Compass: A 12 Step Programme
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2018
Duration: 00:46:40
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 316.71 MB
Tracks: 12
Source: Del_Suelo-the_Musicians_Compass_a_12_Step_Programme-CD-FLAC-2018-MUNDANE

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Dede Priest Johnny Clark & The Outlaws – Flowers Under The Bridge (2017) [FLAC]

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Artist: Dede Priest Johnny Clark & The Outlaws
Title: Flowers Under The Bridge
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2017
Duration: 00:54:41
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 340.75 MB
Tracks: 12
Source: Dede_Priest__Johnny_Clark_and_The_Outlaws-Flowers_Under_The_Bridge-CD-FLAC-2017-6DM

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Dead Can Dance – Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (2008) [FLAC]

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Artist: Dead Can Dance
Title: Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun
Genre: Gothic
Release Date: 2008
Duration: 00:38:42
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 241.99 MB
Tracks: 8
Source: Dead_Can_Dance-Within_The_Realm_Of_A_Dying_Sun-(CAD_2708_CD)-Reissue_Remastered-CD-FLAC-2008-SHGZ

WITHIN THE REALM OF A DYING SUN sees Dead Can Dance utilizing both string and brass instruments more than they had previously, which gives the music an organic feel. Though some synthesized effects are still present, the floating, ethereal effect that the tracks inspire is based almost entirely on the cavernous echoes that DCD incorporates into its music and on the vocals of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, who sings four songs to Perry’s three (the other is a short instrumental). On “Xavier,” Perry’s voice rises and falls amid a forest of strings, augmented by an occasional, distant trumpet. “Dawn of the Iconoclast” opens with a series of triumphal blasts and spare drum rolls, and soon settles into a sustained chord over which Lisa Gerrard’s voice (tracked at least three times) weaves back and forth, before eventually ending on a swelling synthesized note. “Cantara” is arguably the best track here–built over a repeated hurdy-gurdy riff, at nearly the two-minute mark it introduces a percussive rhythm over which Gerrard intones what seem to be nonsense syllables–the whole thing comes out suggesting a village dance from the time of King Arthur and company. –Muze

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Dead Can Dance – Toward The Within (2008) [FLAC]

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Artist: Dead Can Dance
Title: Toward The Within
Genre: Gothic
Release Date: 2008
Duration: 01:07:51
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 450.84 MB
Tracks: 15
Source: Dead_Can_Dance-Toward_The_Within-(CAD_2712_CD)-Reissue_Remastered-CD-FLAC-2008-SHGZ

A large reason that Dead Can Dance tours and performances were so praised by hardcore fans lay in the band’s welcome preference for unknown and otherwise unheard material, rather than simply rehashing expected numbers. Bootlegging of these tracks and performances was understandable and widespread, so involved and passionate was the band’s following. Recorded at a Los Angeles performance from the Into the Labyrinth tour, the astounding Toward the Within shows that the band’s magic was clearly not simply something created in studio. Both lead performers are simply in excelsis, their vocal abilities hardly diminished by the rigors of the road — if anything, they sound even more inspired as a result. The range of instruments tackled is testimony to the group’s breadth, from the yang ch’in, a Chinese equivalent to hammered dulcimer, to a wide range of drums. As for the songs, only four of the fifteen had been officially released before, including fine takes on “Cantara,” “Song of the Sibyl” and “Yulunga (Spirit Dance).” As for the numerous new delights, Perry has a number of solo or near-solo tracks he performs with acoustic guitar. These include the lovely “American Dreaming” and the mystical set-closing “Don’t Fade Away,” calling to mind Tim Buckley’s sense of scope and vision. Gerrard’s unquestioned highlight is the combination of “Tristan” and “Sanvean,” the latter of which is an awesome, widescreen number that became an undisputed highlight on her solo debut The Mirror Pool. Perhaps the most astonishing numbers are “Rakim,” featuring a striking intertwining of Perry and Gerrard’s singing, and a version of Sinead O’Connor’s “I Am Stretched on Your Grave” that redefines passionate drama.

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Dead Can Dance – The Serpent’s Egg (2008) [FLAC]

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Artist: Dead Can Dance
Title: The Serpent’s Egg
Genre: Gothic
Release Date: 2008
Duration: 00:36:10
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 214.11 MB
Tracks: 10
Source: Dead_Can_Dance-The_Serpents_Egg-(CAD_2709_CD)-Reissue_Remastered-CD-FLAC-2008-SHGZ

The fourth Dead Can Dance album, THE SERPENT’S EGG, continues the band’s evolution away from tradition rock/pop song structures. The tracks are instead built on sustained chords, vocal harmonizing, and brittle-sounding string instruments. “Orbis de Ignis” is almost a cappella, the only music being a bell struck between verses, with the ethereal voice of Lisa Gerrard (and others) skittering over the surface. Along with the insistent tribal drumming of “Mother Tongue,” which eventually evolves into a wordless chant by Lisa Gerrard, the best tracks here are two featuring Brendan Perry’s vocals, “Severance” and “Ullyses.” The first opens on an ominous drone as the song’s narrative tells of a fading community (or civilization, even). The second features some of Perry’s most interesting work with the hurdy-gurdy, which is echoed by a string section. Also of note is the creepy vocal interplay in “Echolalia.” For fans of This Mortal Coil, “Song of Sophia” distinctly recalls that band’s “Song to the Siren.” This is maybe not the best Dead Can Dance record to begin with–it is certainly the group’s most insular–but for fans it is another fascinating trip to the dawn of Western music. –Muze

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Dead Can Dance – Spleen And Ideal (2008) [FLAC]

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Artist: Dead Can Dance
Title: Spleen And Ideal
Genre: Gothic
Release Date: 2008
Duration: 00:37:54
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 238.17 MB
Tracks: 9
Source: Dead_Can_Dance-Spleen_And_Ideal-(CAD_2707_CD)-Reissue_Remastered-CD-FLAC-2008-SHGZ

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. Opening number “De Profundis” sets this mood so thoroughly, with bells and drones and more supporting another bravura performance from Gerrard, while the immediately following “Ascension” builds on this initial effort with further style and grace. It’s limiting to think of either album or band strictly in terms of simple revivalism of old music. While the elements being drawn on are certainly of an older range, the results owe as much to the technologies of arrangement and production and a consciously cinematic feeling as much as they do antique pasts. Similarly, the feeling is not simply European but worldwide, with Gerrard’s glossolalia intentionally reaching beyond easy understanding. Perry’s vocal efforts are no less compelling, his own high point occurring with the vast-sounding “Enigma of the Absolute,” as a steady, massive drum pound echoes behind a similarly treated guitar/harpsichord combination, tinged with a striking string arrangement. The overall feeling is of an ancient religious service suddenly brought to life in a truly modern way, with stunning results.

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Dead Can Dance – Spiritchaser (2008) [FLAC]

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Artist: Dead Can Dance
Title: Spiritchaser
Genre: Gothic
Release Date: 2008
Duration: 00:51:54
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 318.58 MB
Tracks: 8
Source: Dead_Can_Dance-Spiritchaser-(CAD_2713_CD)-Reissue_Remastered-CD-FLAC-2008-SHGZ

Dead Can Dance’s final album Spiritchaser was something of an unusual release – it’s not as much of an anomaly as the first album, but one can hear the duo wanting to stretch a bit more, however subtly. Perry and Gerrard’s personal and creative tensions didn’t stop them from creating another fine album, though there’s a strong sense the group had finally reached a logical end. Essentially, Spiritchaser is a summing up rather than a push forward; it features all the usual elements of a Dead Can Dance album instead of further explorations to see what else could be done. Toward the Within contributors Ronan O’Snodaigh and Lance Hogan, as well as previous collaborator Peter Ulrich, appear on some tracks here, most specifically on the opening “Nierika” and “Dedicace Outro.” Both are laden with lots of percussion — unsurprising when one realizes that five performers are creating the drumming! Outside of Turkish clarinet by Renaud Pion on the Beatles-sampling “Indus,” it’s nothing but Perry and Gerrard throughout the album, with another combination and arrangement of multiple influences coming to bear. Both Perry and Gerrard are in fine voice throughout, their strong singing still the centerpiece of their work, but there’s almost an air of predictability to their approaches at this point (perhaps explaining Perry’s greater experimentation on his solo debut years later). Interestingly, overtly rock elements like Morricone-styled electric guitar appear at points amid the usual melange of various percussion instruments and arrangements. It works surprisingly well, indicating where the duo might have gone had they continued on. Spiritchaser ends on a strong note, the gentle, mysterious “Devorzhum,” a Gerrard-sung number that makes for a grand conclusion.

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Dead Can Dance – Into The Labyrinth (2016) [FLAC]

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Artist: Dead Can Dance
Title: Into The Labyrinth
Genre: Gothic
Release Date: 2016
Duration: 00:55:27
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 315.08 MB
Tracks: 11
Source: Dead_Can_Dance-Into_The_Labyrinth-(CAD_3621_CD)-Reissue_Remastered-CD-FLAC-2016-SHGZ

Digitally remastered edition of this 1993 release. Into The Labyrinth is Dead Can Dance’s sixth album, one of their most successful releases, it’s title a reference to the Greek legend of Theseus going into the Labyrinth to slay the Minotaur. It came when Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard had embarked on more individual personal paths, now writing their songs independent of one another, and on separate continents. Engineered and produced by Brendan at his Quivvy Church studio in Ireland, the album is an audiophile benchmark and also noted for being their first without any guests, instead they played all the instruments.

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Dead Can Dance – Dead Can Dance – Garden Of The Arcane Delights (2008) [FLAC]

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Artist: Dead Can Dance
Title: Dead Can Dance – Garden Of The Arcane Delights
Genre: Gothic
Release Date: 2008
Duration: 00:50:56
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 313.19 MB
Tracks: 14
Source: Dead_Can_Dance-Dead_Can_Dance_-_Garden_Of_The_Arcane_Delights-(CAD_2705_CD)-Remastered-CD-FLAC-2008-SHGZ

On their eponymous debut, released in 1982, they successfully harnessed a bewitching barrage of sounds, layering grinding guitars and even a dulcimer-like yang chin over a taut wash of percussion. Their range is staggering, as is their disciplined economy, with no song lasting more than four minutes or degenerating into formless cacophony. This version contains the four track EP “Garden Of The Arcane Delights”, which was packaged separately in a replica of its original sleeve with the SACD edition.

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Dead Can Dance – Aion (2008) [FLAC]

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Artist: Dead Can Dance
Title: Aion
Genre: Gothic
Release Date: 2008
Duration: 00:36:05
Quality: FLAC Stereo 16bit/44,1kHz
Size: 209.05 MB
Tracks: 12
Source: Dead_Can_Dance-Aion-(CAD_2710_CD)-Reissue_Remastered-CD-FLAC-2008-SHGZ

The music of Dead Can Dance has long been a favorite of the “Goth” crowd; however, AION is really the first one of the band’s records that can actually be called Gothic in the classic, renaissance sense. Arguably Dead Can Dance’s most successful record, it contains the band’s most consistent set of songs since SPLEEN AND IDEAL. Widening their view to encompass more of the ancient world than with earlier records, Dead Can Dance explore styles from Northern Europe (“The Song of the Sibyl”) to the Middle East (“Radharc”), with stops along the way at a number of other surprising locations. The fact that it is based on a 16th-century Catalan chant notwithstanding, portions of “The Song of the Sibyl” are eerily reminiscent of the experimental side of David Bowie’s LOW. Standouts include “Saltarello,” which was adapted from a 14th-century Italian dance and played on bagpipes, drums, and tambourine; “Fortune Presents Gifts Not According to the Book,” where even Brendan Perry’s English-language vocals sound ancient; and “Wilderness,” an a cappella song with a multi-tracked vocal by Lisa Gerrard. AION makes for great late-night listening, though it is the kind of music that is barbed enough to demand your attention. –Muze

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