Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard: the Ike and Tina Turner of Dark Wave/Gothic Rock, aka The Power couple behind Dead Can Dance.
If you don’t know who they are, this is your chance to explore ethereal sounds, unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.
Their unique music will take you on a journey:
–          From Gaelic folk to Gregorian chants and Middle Eastern melodies.
–          From Lisa’s enchanting voice to Brendan’s harmonious vocals.
One thing is for sure: you will be hooked! So sit back, plug in your headphones and enjoy.
List prepared by Myrnz and Roma 

Essential DCD List:

From their debut album: Dead Can Dance (1984)

A passage in time

“So forced into labor we till the earth
To sow the seeds of our own rebirth.”

From their Second Album: Spleen and Ideal (1985)

The cardinal sin

“Sail to the stars on your shining desires.
“Reasons? There are none” cried the whisky laden brain.
“When all is said and done it amounts to just the same”.”

From their Third Album: Within the realm of a dying sun (1987)

Anywhere out of the world

“And maybe it’s easier to withdraw from life
With all of it’s misery and wretched lies
Away from harm”


An amalgam of Oriental melodies.

Persephone (The Gathering of Flowers):

A dose of Idioglossia?

From their Fourth Album: The Serpent’s Egg (1988)

The host of seraphim
Probably their most famous song ever, this jaw-dropping goodness has been used in a number of films and series.

From their Fifth Album: Aion (1990)

The song of the sibyl
 A gregorian chant that dates back to medieval times, delivered beautifully by Lisa

From their Sixth Album: Into the labyrinth (1993)

Yulunga (Spirit Dance)
Another masterpiece…

The Ubiquitious Mr. Lovegrove

“You build me up then you knock me down.
You play the fool while I play the clown”

The wind that shakes the barley

Lisa’s A Cappella, goosebumps inducing rendition of an old Irish ballad.

From their Seventh Album: Spiritchaser (1996)
Roma likes this song more than I do 😛

From their Eighth Album: Anastasis (2012)

Children of the sun
“We are the children of the sun
Our journey’s just begun

Sunflowers in our hair”


*more goosebumps*

From their Live Album: Towards the within (1994)

“Favored signs to find hope
In the rounds of life
Favored rhymes to find hope
In the sands of life”

Desert Song

“You’ve been afraid for far too long
I’ve been enraged in my song”