With the industrial textures of their eponymous debut behind them, the fifth album from Dead Can Dance is perhaps their most focused and concise work.
Predominately recorded at their own studio in Southern Ireland and featuring guest vocals from soprano David Navarro Sust to add to Brendan and Lisa's opposing yet complimentary styles, the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance are a core influence; an atmosphere amplified by the album's cover, a section from the Earth phase of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch's famed triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights.
A1. The Arrival And The Reunion
A4. The Song Of The Sybil
A5. Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book
A6. As The Bell Rings The Maypole Spins
B1. The End Of Words
B2. Black Sun
B4. The Promised Womb
B5. The Garden Of Zephirus