I just thought you'd like to know that Kila, a group whose members include regular Dead Can Dance colloborators Ro/na/n O Sno/daigh and Lance Hogan, have released a new single ('O/n Taobh Tuathail Amach', ie, 'From the Inside Out'), and are just about to embark on an extensive tour of Ireland. More details on their Web page.
PS Where I have followed a name with a forward slash, this is to indicate that the preceding letter has a fada over it. A fada is a gaelic acute accent, which elongates the vowel.
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 22:48:20 -0700
From: A Wandering Soul (jsola@CARBON.CUDENVER.EDU)
Subject: Dead Can Dance and the song Bylar
For those of you interested, there's a compilation CD called The Echos Living Room Concerts Volume 2 featuring the song "Bylar" by Lisa Gerrard and Robert Perry (Brendan's Brother). This is the second song they sang on the tour and previously unreleased!!!
It's a great song starting off with dulcimer and then into mantra-like harmonizing. The song is 7:29 so it's full length.
Call 1-800-321-ECHO for this comp. The rest of the CD is pretty good too! It came out to a total of $18.98 incl. S/H so it's a little pricey, but worth it.
This may be old news, but I just found out about it so I thought I'd pass it along in case you didn't already know. The Echoes radio program recently released The Echoes Living Room Concerts Vol2, which contains the Lisa Gerrard/Robert Perry piece 'Bylar'. Apparently it was recorded live at her show at the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia. Further information can be obtained at their website at: www.pri.org/echoes I personally had found this song to be one of the highlights of their tour this past summer and the rest of the cd is also good and well worth the $15.98 price plus shipping.
I'm the director of a french fanzine. You can visit our site at this adress : http://www.pratique.fr/~premo. Salut !
On the cover of the issue number 24 there was a picture of Lisa Gerrard. We did an interview with Brendan and her. You can see an extract (in french) of this interview on our site.
Have a look at the cover at http://www.pratique.fr/~premo/arch24.html (a stand alone page).
Note that the cover of our issue number 14 was Brenda Perry. If you want this picture too, I can send it to you (you can see it small in the section "autres Nos" in our site).
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 21:08:17 PST
From: naor (naor_y@NETVISION.NET.IL)
Subject: FSOL+DCD = WIERD
I was quite surprised when I saw this video yesterday on MTV (europe). it was about one minute long and the only title was: FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON AND DEAD CAN DANCE. no song or album title. but what I had gathered from the confused presenter was that the video was part of soundtrack that FSOL made for a short film (I forget what it's called). the video itself was just lots of mixed colours, keleidoscope style, and I hadn't noticed anything new from DCD, just a remix from The Serpent's Egg. that's all I know.
The song is actually entitled "Papua New Guinea", and is a Future Sound of
London recording; they only sampled "The Serpent's Egg".
Well i finally received the Moonchild video today. It is a real copy in a real box and all. Took a week to arrive all told. It is in Spanish with English subtitles. Lisa Gerrard appears second in the credits. Also appearing in the credits is David Navarro who was on the "Serpent and the Egg" cd, he plays Lisa's "husband". Lisa has the second biggest part in the film and is rather a good actress I think. Wide range of emotions. It is so odd to see her cast in such a different environment. Not at all the austere angel we are used to. She crawls on the floor, screams, rolls in the mud, climbs up chimneys, etc.
What i find of interest:
10 or so dcd songs, including 3 Lisa chant pieces. Some ambient noise in the background but the majority of the music is played without any dialogue over it. The songs sound very sonorous and ambient, coming closest to "the Protagonist" and the ambient bits from "the Carnival is Over". Definitely a soundtrack rather than an album per se, major themes and chords revisited several times. A few standout pieces though and oddly I detected only one partial section among what i have recorded. Otherwise all brand new never recorded music.
The film overall is good, not great but good. There are no gaping plot threads and the whole thing makes sense. It starts out a bit slow and never really gets to be some big racing across the world ala "Until the End of the World" kind of thing. Just a small quiet film about a boy and Lisa Gerrard as his mother.
Just thought I'd drop you a note, to add a few more official releases and/or promos that I have found with either DCD or Perry/Gerrard solo pieces. I don't have the discs in front of me, so pardon the ambiguities. Some of these are a little hard to find, but... Enjoy!
Insider Video Club, P.O. Box 93399, Hollywood, CA 90093
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 22:18:06 +-200
From: EITAN SHAVIT (eitan@NETVISION.NET.IL)
Subject: DCD's percussionist - Peter Ulrich
Going through my records the other day, I found a 12" of Peter Ulrich who played percussions on DCD's "within the realm..." This 12" is called "Taqaharu's Leaving", and was released on Corner Stone Records in 1990. It contains two tracks - the title track and another one called "Evocation". The music is very much alike DCD, and Ulrich thanks Brendan & Lisa for inspiration and help.
Does anyone have any idea if this 12" came to a full length album, and is it available these days?
the 12" "taqaharu" was advertised in brochure form on the seats of the 1990 concert tour. i do not believe there was ever intended to be an album, just the ep. i have never seen the 12" for sale. you are lucky to have it. i would love a copy. --todd sanders
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 1996 23:09:08 -0500
From: Aaron Hill (Fan4AD@AOL.COM) Subject: Re: Lisa Gerrard music in cop'n'killer movie
In a message dated 96-11-02 21:34:24 EST, lbo (lbo@IOL.IT) wrote:
yesterday a friend of mine was watching a video cassette with a movie which title in italian is "La sfida", the original title should have been "Hot rage" or fear or something. to cut it short: Al Pacino is the good but controversial super-cop and Robert De Niro is the evil but reliable bad guy and they spent the time chasing each other.
The music is Heat and Lisa Gerrard actually has two songs on it.
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 1996 17:19:39 +0200
From: Huite Rietveld (huite@XS4ALL.NL)
Subject: New DCD single (exclusive!)
PIAS BENELUX released today, courtesy 4AD, a two track CDsingle by Dead Can Dance.
1. The Snake and The Moon (edit)
2. Song of the Nile
Sleevedesign: Chris Bigg at v23
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 14:39:51 -0400
From: "James M. Renaud" (jrenaud@GOPHER.CHEM.WAYNE.EDU)
Subject: Borders Books and Music & DCD
well, we've done it again. Borders Books and Music is now running a promotion with Warner Bros. In our espresso bar we are promoting DCD by giving away posters and replacing our Borders' napkins with oh, so suave Dead Can Dance napkins... we've done this in the past with the tindersticks and innocence mission. it's kind of weird blowing your nose on one of your favorite artists. well, i know some of you completists would like to know. cheers...
"Moon Child" was released on video sometime in 1996. I just rented it at the video store. I have been trying to find it for years. The soundtrack is by DCD and one of the main actors is Lisa Gerrard. It was o.k. I didn't think it was all that great actually. Here is the address that was at the end of the film.
Insider Video Club, P.O. Box 93399, Hollywood, CA 90093 (1-800-634-2242)
Some tour information is incorrect. They will play San Diego on August 10, Saturday at Spreckles 619-235-9500, and LA on August 11 at Universal Amphitheater
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 1996 17:51:43 -0400
From: Kyle (ktp52952@PEGASUS.CC.UCF.EDU)
Subject: DCD & The Hearts of Space, 7/19
I havn't seen this on the list, but i'd guess there might be a few of you who would want to know about this. The (American) National Public Radio (NPR) show, "Hearts of Space" (HOS), will be featuring the music of Dead Can Dance. The show, titled "Spiritchaser" will be airing this week on those local public radio stations who carry this program, call yours for the time/date.
HEARTS OF SPACE Program Playlist: 7/19/96-7/26/96
PROGRAM NUMBER: 429
EPS ID NUMBER: 96-534-00029
FEED DATE: 7-19-96
"Nierika" 5:44 5:44 "Song of the Stars" 10:13 15:58 (SPIRITCHASER; 4AD 2/4-46230; England, 1996) Contact: 8533 Melrose Ave. Suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90069; FAX: 310-289-8680 "Bird" 4:52 20:53 (A PASSAGE IN TIME; Rykodisc RCD 20215; 1991) Contact: Pickering Wharf, Bldg C, Salem, MA 01970; FAX: 508-741-4506 "Song of the Nile" 7:52 28:44 "Indus" 9:20 38:08 "Devorzhum" 6:14 44:25 (SPIRITCHASER; see above)
I also removed the "photos" section from the site. All images from this area are now sprinkled throughout the information section.
I wanted to let you know that a new screen saver from Chronicle New Media entitled Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Screen Saver incorporstes the music of Dead Can Dance. Besides having clips play through certain modules, the tracks--Ariadne, Windfall, Yulunga, and Cantara--can be played in their entirety.
For more information call 800.722.6657 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It retails for $29.95 and will be in stores soon, but people can reserve copies by calling the above number.
An official De Nova Da Capo Website is going up at webwrks.com/dndc. Lisa Gerrard contributed two original tracks to their compilation "These Wings Without Feathers", and Brendan has been heavily involved with Elijah's Mantle and provides percussion on CoEx's "Synaesthesia". The Elijah's Mantle album "Betrayals and Ecstasies" resulted from the poetry recital at Lisa's 1995 tour. Most DNDC albums are recorded at Quivvey Church.
Not much is up yet, but Mark Ellis is personally overseeing the project and is excited to get running, so it shouldn't be long.
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 15:39:12 -0400
From: Rich Holtzman (Richieis1@AOL.COM)
Subject: Dead Can Dance Screening
For all of those in the Philadelphia area. WXPN will be having a FREE screening of Toward The Within at The International House 3701 Chestnut Street on Sunday July 7, 1996 at 3:00 PM.
The song Lament was only released on a 2 track French promo digipack called "Deux titres - Live" (1994). This song was recorded live at the Wilshire Abel, Los Angeles 4.10.94. [VISA 3558 - Diffusion Exclusive Virgin France S.A.]
There is a (short) Dead Can Dance interview that was recently posted that is worth a look if only for the artwork alone.
I'm trying to get Muchmusic (Canada's MTV, which is also available in the US on cable) to have a "Spotlight" (where they play 30 minutes of videos from a specific band) or at least a feature in their world music program (ClipTrip) on DCD. Friends of mine were successful in getting them to hold a Radiohead spotlight. And with the new album coming out, there's probably no better time to ask, esp. if a new video is released with the album.
SO... could you please ask the North Americans on your mailing list to send a similar request? It would help if several people from different regions sent one in. The addresses to send to are listed below:
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 19:14:30 -0400
Subject: dead can dance TOUR dates
4AD/WB artist DEAD CAN DANCE announce some dates for their tour... subject to change/modify of course
july 10 philadelphia keswick theatre
july 11 wash dc warner theatre
july 13-14 montreal maisonneuve theatre
july 17 nyc city centre
july 19 boston harborlights festival
july 21 ann arbor michigan theatre
july 22 cleveland lakewood civic theatre
july 24 chicago riviera
july 25 minneapolis orpheum
july 30 santa fe paolo soleri amphitheatre
aug 1 boulder theatre
aug 2 salt lake city kingsbuy theatre
aug 5 seattle paramount
aug 6 portland paramount (does pdx have a paramount?-joe)
aug 7 vancouver bc orpheum
aug 9 berkeley greek theatre
aug 10 los angeles universal amphitheatre
aug 11 san diego humphrey
aug 14 dallas majestic theatre
aug 15 houston cullen aud
aug 21 sao paulo bra olympia
aug 22 rio de janeiro bra morra da urca
aug 25 buenos aires agr rock club
aug 29-30 mexico city the metropolitan
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 23:33:56 +0100
Just received a promo of the new DCD album, "Spiritchaser", and thought I
would supplememnt the list with
the tour dates and some of the 4AD accompanying information.
Dead Can Dance are Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, supplemented on this tour
by a further 7 musicians, including John Bonner, Ronan O'Snodaigh, Lance
Hogan, Robert Perry and Pieter Bourke.
The band will play a two hour set of material taken from their new album,
"Spiritchaser" as well as music stretching back as far as the band's first
EP for 4Ad(1984's "Garden of Delights") through to new, as yet unrecorded songs.
Unduobtedly their finest release to date, "Spiritchaser" focuses on the more
percussive, tribal side of Dead Can Dance's music, together with the vocals
of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard. The album was recorded at Perry's Quivvy
Church studio in Co. Cavan in Ireland over the course of the last 12 months.
The World tour dates are as follows:
From: Hugh O'Brien
Subject: DCD Tour Dates & Promo Info (Long)
Sunday 2nd June Dublin Olympia
Thursday 6th June Antwerp Queen Elisabeth Hall
Friday 7th June Cologne Philharmonie
Sunday 9th June Budapest Budai Parkszinpad
Tuesday 11th June Prague Palace of Culture
Wednesday 12th June Munich Circus Crone
Friday 14th June Frankfurt Alter Oper
Saturday 15th June Paris Salle Pleyel
Sunday 16th June Paris Salle Pleyel
Tuesday 18th June Athens Lykabetus Theatre
Wednesday 19th June Thessaloniki Sikeon Theatre
Friday 21st June Barcelona Palau da la Musica
Saturday 22nd June Madrid Teatro de Monumental
Monday 24th June Berlin Tempodrom
Tuesday 25th June Hamburg Musikhalle
Thursday 27th June Amsterdam Carre
Friday 28th June Amsterdam Carre
Sunday 30th June London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Thursday 4th July Istanbul Jazz Festival
Wednesday 10th July Philadelphia Keswick Theatre
Thursday 11th July Washington DC Warner Theatre
Saturday 13th July New York venue tbc
Sunday 14th July New York venue tbc
Tuesday 16th July Boston Harbor Lights
Thursday 18th July Montreal St Denis Theatre
Friday 19th July Montreal St Denis Theatre
Sunday 21st July Toronto Massey Hall
Monday 22nd July Ann Arbor Michigan Theatre
Wednesday 24th July Chicago Riviera Theatre
Thursday 25th July Chicago Riviera Theatre
Friday 26th July Minneapolis State Theatre
Tuesday 30th July Santa Fe Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre
Thursday 1st August Boulder Boulder Theatre
Friday 2nd August Salt Lake City Kingsbury Hall
Sunday 4th August Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tuesday 6th August Seattle Fifth Avenue Theatre
Wednesday 7th August Seattle Fifth Avenue Theatre
Friday 9th August Portland Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sunday 11th August San Francisco Greek Theatre
Tuesday 11th August Los Angeles Greek Theatre
Friday 16th August Austin Music Hall
Saturday 17th August Houston Jones Hall
Monday 19th August Atlanta venue tbc
Wednesday 21st August Miami venue tbc
Friday 23rd August through to Sunday 1st September:South America
Just received a promo of the new DCD album, "Spiritchaser", and thought I would supplememnt the list with the tour dates and some of the 4AD accompanying information.
Dead Can Dance are Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, supplemented on this tour by a further 7 musicians, including John Bonner, Ronan O'Snodaigh, Lance Hogan, Robert Perry and Pieter Bourke.
The band will play a two hour set of material taken from their new album, "Spiritchaser" as well as music stretching back as far as the band's first EP for 4Ad(1984's "Garden of Delights") through to new, as yet unrecorded songs.
Unduobtedly their finest release to date, "Spiritchaser" focuses on the more percussive, tribal side of Dead Can Dance's music, together with the vocals of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard. The album was recorded at Perry's Quivvy Church studio in Co. Cavan in Ireland over the course of the last 12 months.
The World tour dates are as follows:
The album will be available on Double Vinyl (DAD 6008), Cassette (CADC 6008) and CD (CAD 6008 CD).
Tracklisting is as follows:
A 1 Nierika 2 Song of the Stars B 1 Indus 2 Song of the Disposessed 3 Dedicace Outo C 1 The Snake and the Moon 2 Song of the Nile D 1 Devorzhum
Lisa Gerrard stated the following about the new Dead Can Dance album when I spoke to her on Friday the 5th April.
Release dates: Europe, 3rd June; US 11th June.
The album contains a lot of mantra and mantric type sounds, that is to say, where chants are used as meanings in themselves. Brendan does a lot of the vocals in this style. DCD explored many different areas including South American rhythms and Haitian music. The album is very active and very positive in the way it celebrates spirituality. It is a collection of music with a big smile. DCD spent a lot of time working on the right titles for the tracks. Lisa sees the titles as being very important given that the spoken vocal content on the album is minimal. The titles say it all.
6th Antwerp, 7th Cologne, 9th Budapest, 11th Prague, 12th Munich, 14th Frankfurt, 15/16th Paris, 18th Athens, 19th Thessaloniki, 21st Barcelona, 22nd Madrid, 24th Berlin, 25th Hamburg, 27/28th Amsterdam, 30th London
4th Istanbul, 10th Philadelphia, 11th Washington, 13/14th New York, 16th Boston, 18/19th Montreal, 21st Toronto, 22nd Ann Arbor, Michigan, 24/25th Chicago, 26th Minneapolis, 30th Santa Fe
1st Boulder, 2nd Salt Lake City, 4th Vancouver, 6/7th Seattle, 9th Portland, 11th San Francisco, 12th Los Angeles, 16th Austin, 17th Houston, 19th Atlanta, 21st Miami, South American dates at end of August to be announced
Dead Can Dance will be playing in Germany on the following dates:
6/07 - Koeln (Cologne) - Philharmonie
6/12 - Muenchen (Munich) - Philharmonie
6/14 - Frankfurt - Alte Oper
6/24 - Berlin - Tempodrom
6/25 - Hamburg - Musikhalle
Lisa Gerrard Gives Exclusive Radio Concert on Echoes
On January 23, 1996 Echoes is proud to present Lisa Gerrard recorded live in concert.
Gerrard's performances have been described as "transcendent," "spiritual" and "entrancing." On Echoes, she brings a six piece ensemble of world percussion, exotic strings like the bouzouki and yang ch'in, keyboards and voice.
With this ensemble, she interweaves her voice, intoning ancient chants, mystic hieroglyphics and choral refrains. They recreate the haunting atmospheres of her solo debut, The Mirror Pool (recently featured in the Michael Mann film Heat) and perform several as yet un-recorded works.
Lisa Gerrard and Dead Can Dance have emerged as one of the singular voices of the 1990s, weaving together their own synthesis of choral and vocal music, world music and contemporary atmospheres. You can hear it all on Lisa Gerrard's only radio performance from her 1995 North American tour. It's only on Echoes, on Public Radio International stations throughout the United States.
To find out where you can hear Echoes in your area, call your local public radio station or Echoes at 610.458.1110. Or visit our world-wide web site.
There is a French novel inspired by Dead Can Dance's music and some biographical elements. The novel is absolutely NOT a biography, it must be understood in this way. For those who read French (I don't know if this novel has been translated in English) the novel is:
Author: Ligny, Jean-Marc
Title: la mort peut danser
Edition: Denokl, collection "prisence du fantastique"
Sunday 9/17/95 : Ghent, Voorult Monday 9/18/95: Ghent, Voorult Wednesday 9/20/95: Bremen, Glocke Thursday 9/21/95: Berlin, Passionkirche Saturday 9/23/95: Dusseldorf, R. Schumann Hall Monday 9/25/95: Amsterdam, Carre Wednesday 9/27/95: Paris, Salle Gaveau Thursday 9/28/95: Rouen,Theatre de la Ville Sunday 10/1/95 : London, Union Chapel Thursday 10/5/95: Boston, Berkeley Friday 10/6/95: Philadelphia, TLA Sunday 10/8/95: Washington, Gaston Monday 10/9/95: New York, Town Hall Wednesday 10/11/95: Detroit, Institute of Art Friday 10/13/95: Montreal Saturday 10/14/95 : Toronto, Music Hall Monday 10/16/95: Minneapolis, Guthrie Tuesday 10/17/95: Chicago, Athenium Thursday 10/19/95: Denver, Cen Pres Church Sunday 10/22/95: Seattle Tuesday 10/24/95: San Francisco, Palace of Fine Arts Wednesday 10/25/95: Los Angeles, Wiltem
"Bad news people...I just called the 4AD info line and they said the new albums from Brendan Perrry, Lisa Gerrard, and Air Miami are indefinately postponed. While I'm personally not bummed about the latter, the former two depress me greatly. The Lisa Gerrard postponement is odd, because it is evidently done. Oh well."
The bootleg area has been removed by request from Brendan.
Check the February issue of Raygun for a feature article on Dead Can Dance.