With this amazing album, Dead Can Dance fully took the plunge into the heady mix of musical traditions that would De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow) - Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal (File to define its sound and style for the remainder of its career.
The straightforward goth affectations are exchanged for a sonic Hank Williams - Im A Long Gone Daddy - The Honky Tonkin Sound of. and range of imagination. Calling it "haunting" and "atmospheric" barely scratches even the initial surface of the album's power.
The common identification of the duo with a consciously medieval European sound starts here -- quite understandable, when one considers the mystic titles of Tony Bennett & k.d.
lang - A Wonderful World, references to Latin, choirs, and other touches that make the album sound like it was recorded in an immense cathedral. Opening number "De Profundis" sets this mood so thoroughly, with bells and drones and more supporting another bravura performance from Gerrardwhile the immediately following "Ascension" builds on this initial effort with further style and grace. It's limiting to think of either album or band strictly in terms of simple revivalism of old music.
While the elements being drawn on are certainly of an older range, the results owe as much to the technologies of arrangement and production and a consciously cinematic feeling as much as they do antique pasts. Similarly, the feeling is not simply European but worldwide, with Gerrard 's glossolalia intentionally reaching beyond easy understanding. The overall feeling is of an ancient religious service suddenly brought to life in a truly modern way, with stunning results.
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