Dead Can Dance, Uh, Rise from the Dead. Dancing Once Again Imminent.

I discovered the otherworld Gothiness of Dead Can Dance through their 1988 album, The Serpent’s Egg. I bought all their CDs until…well, until died and stopped dancing.

The last DCD record was Spiritchaser in 1996.  Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry went their separate ways and that was that.

But there’s been a resurrection.  A new album called Anatasis— from the Greek word ανάστασις (anástasis) meaning “resurrection,” of course–will be out later this year.  Give a listen to this sample from the record.

(Via Stereogum)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Dead Can Dance, Uh, Rise from the Dead. Dancing Once Again Imminent.

  • June 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Yep, going to see them at the Sony Centre in August. Their music helped me write a trilogy, and time will tell whether it helped quite enough–publishers looking at the first of the books right now.

    I believe they may have a free stream of the album on their website if people are looking for a preview. I'm buying the album either way.


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