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Anastasis Import

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The album is their first since 1996's Spiritchaser. The band, who embark on a world tour in August, have confirmed a show at the Royal Albert Hall on 26th October.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Children Of The Sun
  2. Anabasis
  3. Agape
  4. Amnesia
  5. Kiko
  6. Opium
  7. Return Of The She-King
  8. All In Good Time


Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 14, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Pias America
  • ASIN: B008FOB124
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,243 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Dead Can Dance always produced music that was timeless. It therefore strikes as an evidence that they should come back after a 16 years hiatus. Time has mended their differences, and they now appear as a mature musical couple only too happy to forget the bad memories to show that they have much pleasure creating beautiful music together.

The opening track, "Children Of The Sun", sung by Brendan Perry, introduces the general feel of the album. It is deliciously atmospheric. It is Dead Can Dance as a well-aged wine. Less extravagant than in the past but every bit as elaborate, it delivers a very satisfying feeling of plenitude. The tone of the album is given. Follows the slow and very easy to like "Anabasis" sung by Lisa Gerrard, and "Anastasis" slowly unfolds. It is no longer groundbreaking as their first albums were, more a voyage where they take us by the hand for a luxuriant visit into their sophisticated world.

Never production on a Dead Can Dance opus sounded so polished. Not a moment feels cheap or unchallenging to the ear. Both singers have exceptional voices that suit their style perfectly, and they are at their best here. Lisa Gerrard leads four songs (including one, the opulent "The Return Of The She-King" where her partner joins in at the end), as does Brendan Perry. Eight songs may seem on paper like too simple an effort after 16 years, but all songs are in the five to seven minutes range, and most importantly, there is a sense of unity, an "album feel", that is very powerful in this release. Where the old albums were always original, individual songs didn't always flow as strongly into a sense of unity proper to a definite album.
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It's been 16 years since the duo's last proper studio album. Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry's influence on music is hard to measure, but Dead Can Dance's treatment of world music can be felt far and wide. I'll admit, I was skeptical about the studio reunion ANASTASIS: after 16 years, how could the group possibly maintain their striking sound? Dead Can Dance's style is easily aped, and I feared of an album that featured the band simply going through the motions. I was wrong. ANASTASIS is a fantastic return to form for the duo.

Gerrard and Perry's vocal deliveries are strikingly different, and I feel the differences have grown wider only with timer. Brendan Perry's croon sounds now like an old worn catcher's mitt -- it's a comfortable fit, and while it might have some rough edges, it feels lived-in and experienced. Lisa Gerrard's voice, on the other hand, has a more traditionally elegaic quality to it; her singing often sounds transcendent. The two vocalists duet only once on this album: the penultimate track "Return of the She-King," which serves as one of the best songs on the album.

The opening "Children of the Sun" serves as a highlight track on the record. This atmospheric, Perry-sun track isn't just a good song for the band's album: it's a good song for the band's career. It also points out what may be a defining characteristic for this record: these songs aren't as textured or layered as some of the band's earlier work. This change, however, sees no real diminishing returns in terms of quality -- instead, it feels like the band is comfortable with their creations. They have nothing to prove. The songs of ANASTASIS sound much less like a band trying to imitate world music and more like a group profoundly inspired by traditional music from around the world.
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After about my third listen to this album, I'm finding myself unable to stop.
It is amazing, in fact I would say better than most of their albums as it meets the mark in many aspects, and exceeds in others.

Firstly all of the songs are really well done, and have all the elegant compositional hooks and interesting rhythms you would expect from a Dead Can Dance album, from lush strings to epic horn phrases that seem to lift you as you hear Brandon Perry croon.

My favorite songs (so far) are the "Children of the Sun," an incredible Perry song, "Agape," a hypnotic middle-eastern dance song sung by Lisa Gerrard, and "Amnesia," which I think reminds me of the Brandon Perry of the pre-"Into the Labyrinth," years. Those are just my favorites. The rest of the album is gorgeous.

This album reminds me in many ways of their 1985 released Spleen and Ideal album, and I would even dare say it's better as the sound quality of Anastasis is very good. And yet still the elements that I enjoyed from their later albums in the 90's are apparent such as the complex primal rhythms. "Kiko," in that manner is quite a trip.

All in all an Excellent album! I'm happy they released it.
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Amazing just like their other albums. Their vocals are still wonderfully surreal. While the music draws you into the mystical stories being told.
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After DCD split I was afraid there would never be another album.
Time went by and I moved on.
They just a few days ago I read they did another album I had never heard about.
And....
Well, DCD has influenced HOW many artists over how many different genres?
Too many to count actually.
"Within the Realm of a Dying Sun" will always be my gothic favorite so I was eager to see where Brendan and Lisa would take the new album after the tribal "Spirit Chaser".

The album kicks off with the new agey "Children of the Sun".
And just like the previous albums, this one really doesn't sound much like any of their previous efforts.
Beautiful synths and orchestration.
Brendan still has golden pipes.
The one thing I notice is that the sound is much more mature and dynamic. Maybe because the passage of time has influenced Brendan and Lisa or maybe because the tech is so much more advanced now.
With an almost limitless amount of sounds to sample I'm not surprised the album is stunning.
Up next is "Anabasis".
This song reminds me of a futuristic "Spirit Chaser".
Gerrard kicks in and reminds all of us why she is so revered in the first place.
Exquisite vocals with an even more gorgeous background.
"Agape" is up next with a Middle Eastern flair and a hushed sense of urgency.
Incredible.
"Amnesia" is next and brings a bit more darkness and elegance to the album. Simply beautiful....though I must admit I didn't care for the repetitive note throughout the song... but DCD has always been known for doing this. It's not a major distraction.
"Kiko" kicks in with a huge, menacing Asian inspired soundscape. A great highlight for Lisa.
"Opium" is a dreamy track, very soothing and meditative.
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