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They make most acts seem utterly bland and devoid of ideas. I wonder what the music landscape would sound like now if more acts were trying to imitate DCD and His Name Is Alive rather than Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen.
'In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed are kings' is their best album for me.
as good as owt they've done imo
I saw them earlier this year and it's the only time I've ever cried at a concert
Those records have a perfect mix of their gothy roots and the scope and ambition of their later music. They are both cracking albums that I still listen to a lot.
Some of the later stuff is a bit new agey/pseudo world music for my taste although it's often very beautiful and there are definitely stunning moments on all their records.
Also, and I know this will probably be controversial, I love Brendan Perry's voice but can only take Lisa Gerrard in small doses. There always seems to me too much of her and not enough of him on the later albums.
it seemed to be more focused on Perry. Song of the Siren was the one that moved me. Her vocals were other-worldly
at royal albert hall they played mostly the new album (bit dull), some select older gothier stuff (highlights) and a lot of the dodgy 90s new age stuff which the crowd went nuts for
lisa > brendan though, salvian was stunning
One of the most powerful live performances I've had the pleasure of seeing and hearing.
my sister had been playing that compilation of theirs, I forget the name, and it sounded like some extension of bellydancing, her passing faddy interest of the time, but then before I even realised, "John Francis Dooley, wipe the sleep from your eyes...", I was running across glimmering sands in ancient times, a ceremonial drum resonating under my feet, my thin white muslin robes billowing around my besandled Egyptian feet...in this bit, I am a young Egyptian boy, right?
okay. I put them on when I need to not be *here*.
Not for me, ta.