Magic From a Wizard's Brew

Dead Can Dance evokes the mystical and the exotic

Despite its macabre name, Dead Can Dance is not a satanic disco band. And while there is plenty of dark magic on Into the Labyrinth, there are no banshee vocals or pounding beats. Instead, Dead Can Dance taps the ecstatic power of Middle Eastern devotional music, Gregorian chant and Celtic canticle to forge a mesmerizing sound that seems to transcend centuries and cultures. Pulsing with primal rhythms, layered keyboards and ululating vocals, this is World Beat music with a mystical edge.

Dead Can Dance consists of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, who teamed up 12 years and six albums ago. Theirs...

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