The final album before Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry went their separate ways, Spiritchaser was recorded entirely at Quivvy Church, Perry’s personal studio in Ireland. The album shows just how far the duo had come in their 15 years together. They started out as punks and eventually fashioned their own form of musical mysticism, but Spiritchaser is the first album that abandons any attempts at aggression. These eight songs focused entirely on the potency of grooves, whether in the African rhythms of “Song of the Stars,” the Middle Eastern rhythms of “Indus,” or the Latin rhythms of “Song of the Dispossessed” and “The Snake and the Moon.” It's their most organic-sounding album to date and also their sexiest. It's also, ironically, the album on which Perry and Gerrard appear most entwined. On previous works, they'd traded off as leaders of different songs, but here their personalities—and their voices—are unified throughout. It was a brilliant capstone to an ambitious career. After decades of persistent experimentation, they ended with an album that stripped away all unnecessary elements, leaving only a well-honed concentration of insight and sensitivity.