Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard are Dead Can Dance. Their music began as collages made from musical lineages, lost tribes and cultures long since forgotten - and by giving new life to so much from the past, they created a genuinely timeless body of work.
Dead Can Dance's seventh album was originally released in 1996, and was the final studio album the band released with 4AD (it was to be another 16 years until they reconvened to make their eighth, Anastasis).
Again recording at Brendan's Quivvy Church in Ireland and as hinted at by the album's title, the band had moved their focus away from the traditional medieval and Eastern sound of their middle albums to work with African and Caribbean tribal rhythms.
A2. Song Of The Stars
B2. Song Of The Dispossessed
B3. Dedicacé Outò
C1. The Snake And The Moon
C2. Song Of The Nile