Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal - 1985 Goth Post Punk Alt Rock LP

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Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal

CAD 3623
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
has pic insert
Country:UK & US Released:08 Jul 2016
1985 Originally Released

Ethereal Goth Post Punk Alt Rock


A1 De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow)
Soprano Vocals – Andrew Hutton
A2 Ascension
A3 Circumradiant Dawn
A4 The Cardinal Sin
A5 Mesmerism

B1 Enigma Of The Absolute
B2 Advent
B3 Avatar
B4 Indoctrination (A Design For Living)

Companies, etc.
Recorded At – Woodbine Studios
Mixed At – Woodbine Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) – 4AD
Copyright (c) – 4AD


Art Direction – Brendan Perry
Cello – Gus Ferguson, Martin McGarrick*
Engineer – John A. Rivers, Jonathan Dee
Instruments [All Other], Voice – Brendan Perry, Lisa Gerrard
Photography By [Sleeve] – Colin Gray
Producer – Dead Can Dance, John A. Rivers
Timpani – James Pinker, Tony Ayres
Trombone – Richard Avison, Simon Hogg
Violin – Carolyn Costin
Written-By – Dead Can Dance

Recorded and mixed at Woodbine St. Recording Studios during September-November 1985.

"While Dead can dance's first album was already a magical gothic rock experience their second album brings their music to the heights of artistic perfection.
"de profundis" already shows band's new style - heavy medieval wall of sound,Lisa's etheral vocals and creepy

atmosphere."ascension","Cumirant dawn","Mesmerism" are really scary and fascinating at the same time,

while Brendan Perry's songs have got more traditional new wave rock feeling.
"The cardinal sin" is very hipnotising with it's dark lyrics,trumpets,gloomy bass riff and ocasionally played piano. "advent" is the most normal sounding song compared to the rest of album. "Indoctrination" is a great ending to the album." ( amazon customer)

"Nearly every song has a particular element or edge to it, making it immediately attractive and fascinating, just listen to the majestic trombones of "Ascension", the pulsating dance beats of "Mesmerism", the booming, primeval bass drums of "Enigma..", or the crystalline synths of "Advent". Always employed with rare skill and grace, the medieval elements of this album evoke a deeply touching, ecstatic mood without ever sounding trashy or unfocused. " ( amazon customer)

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Condition New
Format LP
Label 4AD