Dead Can Dance
Into The Labyrinth

  2 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

2016 EU repressed on 180g 2LP- Dead Can Dance’s studio 1993 masterpiece Album an Ethereal Gem of Ethnic Fusion. Just as Dead Can Dance were utterly distinctive, so too, is the group’s Into the Labyrinth, the scintillating 1993 album that catapulted t...

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Release date:08-06-2016(originally released in 1993)

2016 EU repressed on 180g 2LP- Dead Can Dance’s studio 1993 masterpiece Album an Ethereal Gem of Ethnic Fusion. Just as Dead Can Dance were utterly distinctive, so too, is the group’s Into the Labyrinth, the scintillating 1993 album that catapulted the Australian duo to greater mainstream success. Widely considered the group’s best work, the album finds members Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard moving away from the Renaissance style of their earlier albums and finding new ways of fusing ethnic sounds. Ethereal, textured, and deeply spiritual, Into the Labyrinth is one of the most gorgeous albums you will ever hear.

Tracks:
LP1
A1 Yulunga (Spirit Dance)
A2 The Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove
A3 The Wind That Shakes The Barley
B1 The Carnival Is Over
B2 Ariadne
B3 Saldek
B4 Towards The Within
LP2
C1 Tell Me About The Forest (You Once Called Home)
C2 The Spider's Stratagem
C3 Emmeleia
C4 How Fortunate The Man With None
D1 Bird
D2 Spirit



Just as Dead Can Dance were utterly distinctive, so too, is the group’s Into the Labyrinth, the scintillating 1993 album that catapulted the Australian duo to greater mainstream success. Widely considered the group’s best work, the album finds members Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard moving away from the Renaissance style of their earlier albums and finding new ways of fusing ethnic sounds. Ethereal, textured, and deeply spiritual, Into the Labyrinth is one of the most gorgeous albums you will ever hear.

Anchored by Gerrard’s stunning glossolalia vocals—her language-defying singing on tracks such as “Aridane” meets every definition of speaking in tongues—and Perry’s kaleidoscopic arrangements, the record’s exotic soundscapes mesmerize at every turn. What’s most amazing is that Gerrard and Perry play all of the instruments on the album, which was recorded in the Quivvy Church in Ireland, resulting in optimum sound quality, natural resonance, and lifelike dimensions.

Each song is an exercise in atmosphere, emotion, and beauty. Perry contributes gothic-style vocals to the alternative radio hit and biting “The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove,” an Indian-flavored tune informed by raga drones, orchestral swells, and a gradual pace. Similarly, he channels his key influence—Joy Division’s Ian Curtis—on “The Carnival Is Over,” which balances circus melodies against spry keyboard riffs. A smart commentary on mankind, “How Fortunate the Man with None” is a haunting adaptation of the Berthold Brecht classic that will stick with you for days. In other places, the album comes off as an autumnal film soundtrack replete with Gregorian chants, swirling sounds, and cerebral pop.


Discs: 2
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: 4AD
Originally released: 1993
This release: 2016
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