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Live happenings – part IV – is now available

2012 continues to be a great year for so many reasons. If this truly is the end, we’re going to go out with a bang.

This fall, Dead Can Dance is reuniting with a tour and a new album. They haven’t announced their US dates, yet, but the European dates can all be found at their website.

To whet our appetites, the Dead Can Dance site has been sharing four-song downloads of live music from past tours. This most recent one includes “I can see now,” “American dreaming,” “Sanvean” and “Rakim.”

Pick ’em up now, share your email and stay tuned for more tour details.

Here to help get you excited is this video for “The Lotus Eaters,” one of my favorite DCD songs.


Dead Can Dance to tour in 2012

According to the Dead Can Dance’s website, they’re working on a new album for 2012 and then will be touring to support the record later this year.

In typical fashion, the site’s pretty cryptic about any of the plans or dates. But they have been releasing downloads about once per month with four live tracks in each one.

The third one is available for download now at their site and features Saltarello (“topping the charts in 1462,” as Brendan Perry says in his introduction to the song), The Wind That Shakes the Barley, How Fortunate the Man with None and Dreams Made Flesh.

While this isn’t Dead Can Dance, per se, here’s a video from Brendan Perry’s appearance at Neumo’s in Seattle – recorded by my iPhone (which did a remarkable job with the sound, by the way)…

– My name is Jon Friesch, and I can’t wait to see Dead Can Dance in 2012.


you know what’s a great song?

I’m having an excellent iPod day today. “Lotus Eaters” by Dead Can Dance just came on.

What a fantastic song. Now I can’t wait to listen to more of them on the way home from work.


dead can dance remasters out today

Remastered editions of every Dead Can Dance album all come out today.

If you’re looking for something different and are into music truly influenced by styles from all across the globe, this is the perfect time to introduce yourself to Dead Can Dance – if you haven’t already been listening, that is.

Over nine albums, their sound evolved and changed – sometimes within the context of the album, itself.

Here are a couple songs from across their catalog…

“The Lotus Eaters,” live from London…

“Black Sun,” live from the Hague…

Both fairly decent sound for live, hand-held recordings.


Need more dulcimer!

If you read the last post about My Scarlet Life, you may have noted the comparison to Dead Can Dance. I first discovered Dead Can Dance while sitting in my apartment in San Francisco at 1am on a Saturday night watching a show called “In Concert.” The show didn’t play full concerts. Instead, they played a clip of one or two songs performed live from a few various artists.

On this particular night, they cut to Dead Can Dance playing “Rakim.” I had never heard of them before, but I was blown away by the clip. To me, the music was intense and powerful. See for yourself… is the woman singing and playing the Dulcimer. She has gone on to do several memorable soundtracks and albums. Brendan Perry, the man singing with the guitar, has since only released one record. In fact, his digital footprint would suggest he has largely disappeared.

However, I noticed today that he has a MySpace page and will soon be relaunching his website. There’s also a relatively new song on his page called “Utopia”…

It’s apparently from a film called The Fountain, starring Wolverine as Hugh Jackman playing some guy in the movie. I’ve not seen it, but I do like the new Brendan Perry song. It’s a nice evolution of his sound.

Most Dead Can Dance fans seem to prefer the Lisa Gerrard solo material to Brendan Perry’s, but for me, he is the strength of the band, and a nice way to start the week…

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