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Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Cooking Vinyl COOKCD520
Release Year: 2010
Note: second solo-album of DEAD CAN DANCE-member
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"Zweites Soloalbum des Dead Can Dance Sängers Brendan Perry: Brendan Perry und Sängerin Lisa Gerrard wurden als Dead Can Dance zu einem der aufregendsten Crossover-Projekte der 80er und 90er Jahre und gelten wegen ihrer literarisch wertvollen Texte, dem Duett- Gesang und der Verwendung von folkloristischen Instrumenten als stilprägend für die Dark-Wave-Szene. 1996 trennte sich die Band, ging aber im Jahr 2005 erneut für zwei Tourneen nach Europa und Nordamerika. - 1999 veröffentlichte Perry sein Solo-Album "Eye Of The Hunter", darüber hinaus wirkte er bei mehreren Compilations mit, für die er u. a. Songs von Buckley coverte. Nun erscheint sein zweites Solo-Werk, das schlicht und einfach "Ark" heißt. Markenzeichen ist auch hier Perrys unverwechselbare Stimme, die er in Samples und synthetischen Klanglandschaften einbettet. // Brendan Perry releases his second solo album, ‘Ark’, on Monday 7th June. As one half of Dead Can Dance for nearly three decades, Brendan’s music has been heard by fans around the world and Dead Can Dance remain the biggest selling artists to ever grace 4AD. Recorded in his own studio in Ireland, ‘Ark’ is a truly solo album, Brendan playing every instrument, writing all the lyrics and being the sole creative force across the eight tracks. All of the instrumentation on ‘Ark’ is derived from samples and synthesisers and, in its creators own words, is predicated on a theory of creating ‘a neutral electronic soundscape which would in turn mirror a world that is becoming increasingly more dependent upon machines to perform tasks for us’. In its range of influences, the album encompasses music from all four corners of the globe to create a global soundtrack for global themes. Whilst ‘Ark’ is not a concept album in the original sense of the term, it combines themes which run throughout its eight tracks. The lyrics of opener ‘Babylon’ focus on the current conflicts within the Middle East and combine with ‘The Bogus Man’ and ‘This Boy’ to put a human face on those charged with waging war on behalf of politicians. Concurrently with the investigations of conflict and political corruption are considerations of the detrimental effects of human behavior on the natural world and the alienation caused by an increasingly machine driven world." [label info]