Drumming with Dead Can Dance and Parallel Adventures
The early days of Dead Can Dance are brought vividly back to life - both in words and pictures - in the memoir of Peter Ulrich who drummed with - and managed - DCD through much of the 1980s. Peter's been picking up some great reviews from the media and DCD fans alike, so well worth checking out. "Drumming with Dead Can Dance and Parallel Adventures" by Peter Ulrich, Red Hen Press is available right now in a fine hardback edition across the globe!
'Burn' Released with Atlantic Curve
“The operatic tics of Gerrard’s voice merge with Maxwell’s anthemic, cinematic music spectacularly…The euphoric, sometimes ambient Burn sounds like an enigmatic requiem” – MOJO Magazine
On 7th May 2021, Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell release their album ‘Burn’, with Atlantic Curve, a London-based label created under the Schubert Music Europe umbrella. This collective effort was produced by James Chapman of Maps.
“Burn approaches us with an air of mystery, offering up tunes that are a chimera of exotic influences. Ambient electronica, folk music from around the world with a special emphasis on Middle Eastern sound, gothic operatics and joyously overwhelming orchestral moments are morphed and woven into each other to create the richly textured fabric of this album. A deep and almost spiritual aesthetic guides this album as they start to work notions of trance music into these tunes.
The duo use a multitude of cultural references as a starting point but seemingly synthesise these influences into something that sounds strangely new and somewhat alien. Burn creates a reflective space into which listeners can immerse themselves and mediate on the dreamiest of sounds.
Gerrard’s voice is as powerful and seductively ethereal as it ever was. In uncertain times this is reassuring for old school Dead Can Dance fans. Burn is as essential as anything else in Gerrard’s unique songbook.” – TheMusic.Com