Tuesday Oct 04, 2005

Dead Can Dance

I finally realized a long dream, I went to see Dead Can Dance live in Oakland. It has been about 18 years ago that I discovered then with the help of my friend, Christian Conti, aka Looping. They splitted but then reunified and went on a tour. Few people know them and it always baffles me. This group have made some of the most innovative music I have ever heard. They are composed of 2 main members, Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. Lisa has enjoyed a lot of success lately since she started her solo career mainly with the help of hollywood.
Look at all the movie she provided the soundtrack for :

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0314713/

You probably remember her songs in Gladiator or in the magnificient movie "The whale rider".

I have always been touched by her voice, their music in absolutely outstanding and nothing is remotely close to them. If you like Enya, and classical music, you will for sure enjoy them.

I recommend all their albums, although I have to say that her last Solo "Immortal Memory" is fantastic.

It was such a great evening, my wife was absolutely astonished how good they are, and that made me so glad since unlike me, she understands music. She graduated from the conservatory and can play Chopin like I program Java which makes me quite jealous ;-)

We left the theater so excited, that was truely a steal at 45$ to see such artists. I would have easily spent twice the amount. If you do not know Dead Can Dance or Lisa Gerrard, try to listen to them, rent "The  Whale Rider", it's a beautiful movie with a beautiful music. Get touched by the humanity of that little girl struggling with her father, it's only 4$ at blockbuster, and almost free on Netflix ;-)
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