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January 5th, 2019

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Dead Can Dance - Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book

The esoteric medievalism of Dead Can Dance seems to have found the band in favour once more. Well, it's bloody taken long enough. Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard have been ploughing a deeply unfashionable furrow for decades now: their music has variously been called gothic, folk, classical or industrial. Either way it's always been entirely distinctive and it's about time that we gave them the respect they deserve. For my money they were seldom better than on this cut from their 1990 release Aion. Perry takes over vocal duties for Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book, with lyrics taken from the works of the 16th century Spanish poet Luis de Góngora y Argote. It's a dispassionate tale of the inhumanity of fate: a preposterous concept brilliantly realised.

Dead Can Dance - Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book
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