Dead Can Dance: Next Steps

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Dead Can Dance: Next Steps

Like time travelers, Dead Can Dance struck upon a previously undiscovered zone where medieval melodies mix with world music and atmospheric electronics. On early songs like 1984's “Ocean,” post-punk guitars give structure to Lisa Gerrard's otherworldly vocals; “Ascension” explores drone music through a classical lens, while cavernous reverb turns the a cappella “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” nearly ambient.