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A FINE SECOND COMING,
This review is from: Ark (Audio CD)
Long awaited, has it been more than a decade already since "Eye Of The Hunter"? In "Ark", Brendan Perry proves all his high level abilities as a composer, musician AND a singer (what a voice!). One man show, yes (he plays and performs almost everything himself) still there is no lack of musicality, inspiration and trance. Less acoustic and more rythym with beautiful and charismatic arrangements - Brendan Perry is a great song writer. (Who can forget the beautifully haunting "Don't Fade Away" - a live only recorded song from the late Dead Can Dance era). He talks about Love and everything that a human being should question, wonder and worry about nowadays, regarding Loneliness, (In)humanity, Isolation, Ignorance, but also politics and universal chaos we have come to (or forced to) live in and find our own way. Straight and simple lyrics with strong melodic lines in melancholy tunes; Brendan is a seeker, a sirious thinker and a poet in his own unique way. Of course this release makes you wanna go back and listen once again to all his previous works (apart Dead Dead Cance, unfortunately not to many). Would like to see how 'Ark' would work in a live concert (hopefully on a forthcoming DVD). Can't really make a pick but, 'Wintersun', 'Utopia' and 'The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" are really outstanding tracks which carry you away. This album worths a lot of listening and surely grows on the listener. Highly Recommended.
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Initial post: 9 Jun 2010 16:53:33 BDT
Mr. S. Harris says:
Excellent review, it's refreshing to read one on here that has been well thought out.
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 19:22:06 BDT
I seen Brendan Perry perform this album a couple of weeks ago, and I can reliably inform you, that it works incredibly well. Very atmospheric possibly even more so than on the CD, and that voice of his is a gift from the gods.
If you ever get the chance, sacrifice all to go see him. Meanwhile, if you can't wait for the DVD, I have posted a few clips (a bit shaky admittedly) on youtube:
Hope you enjoy.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2010 18:21:49 BDT
Apo G. Annis says:
I have already seen them - thank you for the reply. Why couldn't you just stand a bit more still,
for Christ's sake? ;-) Fact is he is playing TONIGHT in Athens. Fact IS I will be there for sure.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2010 20:20:27 BDT
I need a fast jet to Athens, I would love to go see him again. I am certain you will enjoy the gig.
I have a fact for you - it is well nigh impossible to stand still when you are in a small nightclub surrounded by 300 drunken Irishmen (and women). Sorry, couldn't be helped. Hope you enjoyed the clips anyway.
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