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Numbered Limited Edition 2LP Set from Mobile Fidelity Silver LabelDead Can Dance's Swan Song the Sonic Equivalent of An Engaging Journey Down the Nile RiverMastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI: 2LP Set Flush With Incredibly Lifelike SoundInto the Labyrinth Also Available on 2LP Set from Silver Label The sonic equivalent of an engaging journey down the Nile River, Spiritchaser is Dead Can Dance's unforgettable swan song. The percussive-based 1996 set finds the world-fusion group fashioning thematic songs around rhythmic structures and tribal beats, creating atmospheric soundscapes that take the listener through Africa, South America, England, and Europe - sometimes within the same movement.Blurring the lines between styles and genres so that they become irrelevant, Dead Can Dance members Lisa Gerrard and Gerald Perry generate the illusion of being lost amidst a peaceful rain forest that's yet to be discovered by man. Spiritchaser is the sound of a lost culture, where ethereal singing, overlapping harmonies, and trance-like tempos serve to calm, relax, and enchant. Gerrard's phonetic singing - often taking the form of prayer - is grand albeit understated, as much spiritual as it is natural. Just like the music itself.Exotic instrumentation abounds, but nothing seems out of place. A Turkish clarinet, finger cymbals, and a borrowed melody from the Beatles' ''Within You Without You'' informs the mystery of tracks such as ''Niereka,'' which epitomizes Dead Can Dance's incomparable blend of ancient and modern, alien and familiar, spooky and freeing, serene and intense. Throughout, Spiritchaser strives for a transcendental sense in which music speaks to a higher power and greater purpose than most artists would like to believe - or dare capture. Dead Can Dance's ambition extended to the production. Consider what 4AD record label founder Ivo Watts-Russell had to say about the band's late-period albums and approach to
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|Manufacturer:||Mobile Fidelity Koch|
|Part Number:||MOFI 2-002|
|Publisher:||Mobile Fidelity Koch|
|Studio:||Mobile Fidelity Koch|
|Item Weight:||1.63 pounds|
|Item Size:||12.68 x 0.71 x 0.71 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.81 pounds|
|Package Size:||13.39 x 1.02 x 1.02 inches|
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