Dead Can Dance ‎– Dionysus

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Tracklist

Act I
Sea Borne
Liberator Of Minds
Dance Of The Bacchantes
Act II
The Mountain
The Invocation
The Forest
Psychopomp

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PIASR440CDP Dead Can Dance Dionysus(CDr, Album, Num, Promo, Wat) [pias] PIASR440CDP Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none Dead Can Dance Dionysus(2xFile, FLAC, Album) [pias] none Europe 2018
PIASR440 Dead Can Dance Dionysus(2xFile, MP3, Album, 320) [pias] PIASR440 Europe 2018
PIASR440DA2 Dead Can Dance Dionysus(2xFile, WAV, Album, 24b) [pias] PIASR440DA2 Europe 2018
PIASR440CDX Dead Can Dance Dionysus(CD, Album, Dig) [PIAS] PIASR440CDX Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none, ALTMX0220 Dead Can Dance Dionysus(CD, Album, Dig) [PIAS] Recordings, Altafonte none, ALTMX0220 Mexico 2018 Sell This Version
PIASR440CDX Dead Can Dance Dionysus(CD, Album, Dig) [PIAS] Recordings, Soyuz Music PIASR440CDX Russia 2018 Sell This Version
PIASR440CDX Dead Can Dance Dionysus(CD, Album, Jew) PIAS PIASR440CDX Europe 2018 Sell This Version
PIASR440CDX Dead Can Dance Dionysus(CD, Album, Unofficial) [PIAS] (2) PIASR440CDX Russia 2018 Sell This Version
PIASR440LPX Dead Can Dance Dionysus(Dlx + LP, Album, Pur + CD, Album) [pias] PIASR440LPX Europe 2018 Sell This Version
PIASR440LP Dead Can Dance Dionysus(LP, Album) [pias] PIASR440LP Europe 2018 Sell This Version

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Elstree1003

Elstree1003

September 8, 2020
referencing Dionysus, CDr, Album, Num, Promo, Wat, PIASR440CDP
I strongly disagree with those expecting return on New Wave. It sounds like waiting for new Rock that has been also exhausted in all possible equations long ago. Great job Dead Can Dance. Waiting for another ten albums inspired by ten different places on Earth and tribal rythms. Finally Lisa convinced Brandon ...
Ditendra

Ditendra

July 21, 2020
edited 3 months ago
referencing Dionysus, CDr, Album, Num, Promo, Wat, PIASR440CDP
Sounds a bit like "Spiritchaser" album, but with less vocals. It is more focused on music instead of singing and lyrics. Lisa's voice is almost absent. It's not their greatest work, but it's not bad and it gets better after several times of listening.
AtraxMorgue

AtraxMorgue

June 30, 2020
referencing Dionysus, CDr, Album, Num, Promo, Wat, PIASR440CDP
unfortunately I have to say that this is the weakest work the band has released, it has no emotion whatsoever, the music is felt above the voices, it seems that Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard sing only for commitment far below what sounds like, there is no emotion in this album this album along with the "spiritchaser" are really the band's weakest works but without a doubt the latter very disappointing to what the band really does and I feel that in part it it is due to Lisa's possible state of health from what you can see it must be a hormonal problem that she has because she already sings without any intensity or with the emotion she used to do, very sad indeed
ferrarabrainpan

ferrarabrainpan

June 22, 2020
referencing Dionysus, CDr, Album, Num, Promo, Wat, PIASR440CDP
Referencing Dead Can Dance - Dionysus I am in agreement with what other reviewers here have said about the musical merits of this one. I've been a devoted fan of DCD since the late 80s and this is the most insubstantial album they've done, on a par with Spiritchaser (it has a similar Amazonian Indian vibe to much of the music as that one did, and it doesn't ring as true as their European and Middle Eastern incorporations). It definitely does seem like a Brendan Perry solo project with Lisa guesting on a few tracks.
What's especially frustrating is the lack of performer credits, as none of the musicians or composers are mentioned anywhere on the digipak cover or scanty 4-page insert. One assumes that Brendan and Lisa are present, but what about the other voices in Act I, are they sampled? I found a couple reviews online that mentioned a wide array of world instruments which are used on this record, naming them off individually, yet there are no instruments listed on the packaging. Did the deluxe LP+CD edition have more info than the minimal CD pressings? I don't find any performer credits on the versions listed here.
xpe74

xpe74

April 27, 2020
referencing Dionysus, Dlx + LP, Album, Pur + CD, Album, PIASR440LPX

top as usual. Nothing to regret and absolutely thrilled with my copy
cosmicvlad

cosmicvlad

April 26, 2020
referencing Dionysus, LP, Album, PIASR440LP

Fantastic press and quality of sound! You must have it!!!
pixelandsoda

pixelandsoda

January 5, 2020
referencing Dionysus, LP, Album, PIASR440LP

The quality of the pressing is superb. Clean and dead quiet LP.
mickchillage

mickchillage

December 29, 2019
referencing Dionysus, CDr, Album, Num, Promo, Wat, PIASR440CDP
People seem to be more concerned about sound quality of the pressings on here lately rather than actually reviewing the music?
Yes that is important but does the music touch your soul in some way? Have DCD have anything new to say?
On first listen this is pretty much run of the mill and predictable ethnic flavoured Dead Can Dance.
Sounds like an album brilliantly produced with a Dead Can Dance sample pack at abbey road..
Maybe a few more listens it will reveal more depth like their older works, but I won't hold my breath.

dbernath

dbernath

November 4, 2019
referencing Dionysus, LP, Album, PIASR440LP

I have to agree that this is a superb pressing. Crisp, clear, undistorted highs and DEEP lows with a captivating sense of spaciousness to the soundstage. Great music as well!
Ticat

Ticat

June 5, 2019
referencing Dionysus, LP, Album, PIASR440LP

Ok. So they are not Dead! This LP is very high quality sound. Good Pressing, packaging and lots of inner detail....Why would anyone want a Digital Download? Newbies.....?!?