Dead Can Dance - Into The Labyrinth

 (Limited Edition)


Label:

Mobile Fidelity Silver

Genre:

Alternative

Product No.:
AMOBS 001
Availability:
Limited Stock
Category:

Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2

 

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Just as Dead Can Dance were utterly distinctive, so too, is the group's Into the Labyrinth, the scintillating 1993 album that catapulted the Australian duo to greater mainstream success. Widely considered the group's best work, the album finds members Gerald Perry and Lisa Gerrard moving away from the Renaissance style of their earlier albums and finding new ways of fusing ethnic sounds. Ethereal, textured and deeply spiritual, Into the Labyrinth is one of the most gorgeous albums you will ever hear. Anchored by Gerrard's stunning glossolalia vocals - her language-defying singing on tracks such as "Aridane" meets every definition of speaking in tongues - and Perry's kaleidoscopic arrangements, the record's exotic soundscapes mesmerize at every turn. What's most amazing is that Gerrard and Perry play all of the instruments on the album, which was recorded in the Quivvy Church in Ireland, resulting in optimum sound quality, natural resonance and lifelike dimensions.

 



1. Yulunga (Spirit Dance)
2. The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove
3. The Wind The Shakes The Barley
4. The Carnival Is Over
5. Ariadne
6. Saldek
7. Towards The Within
8. Bird
9. Tell Me About The Forest (You Once Called Home)
10. The Spider's Strategem
11. Spirit
12. Emmeleia
13. How Fortunate The Man With None

Customer Reviews (4.29 Stars) 7 person(s) rated this product.

great album

posted on 05/22/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jorge Ferreira
great album and sound!


Surprisingly great.

posted on 07/20/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike from NJ.
I have not heard much of this group but that will change. They remind me of Pink Floyd with a really unique sound and fantastic sonics.


Very poor quality control by MOFI

posted on 06/10/2011
1 Stars
Reviewer: Stuart robertson
I'll start by saying that this record does sound fantastic and I can't wait to get my replacement. Fingers crossed that the replacement is actually 2 pieces of flat vinyl. Both records in this set were warped. The first so badly that I shot some video of my Benz Micro cartridge bouncing up and down on every revolution. The second record was bowed up at the middle, but my VPI clamp was able to flatten it out. Acoustic Sounds was very quick and helpful in wanting to get me a new copy, but I was a bit irked to learn that I would have to pay return shipping. Granted it's only a few bucks, but when you're paying $42 for an audiophile record with shipping, I assumed you could expect it to be free of defects. I was told that 3-4% of all records have defects and that's just the standard policy of the record industry. I also called MOFI and they told me "If we payed return shipping on defected records we'd go out of business." Really Mofi, out of business? That's not encouraging.


Spooky Sound

posted on 05/25/2011
4 Stars
Reviewer: Triodeotl
This LP is not for everyone. The music may be a little too much for some people. There is female singing in what sounds like tongues.

But the sound is super and even if you have an original of this from around 1990 or so on LP. This is worth having in your collection if you have not bought it already.

I expect this to become collectable. Buy two copies and put the other one in the bank.

Recommended with reservation to the music.


Great Pressing (Again) For DCD

posted on 03/29/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: audiofan
Like "Spiritchaser" the sonics on this "Silver Series" MoFi release are sonically impressive; dead quiet with black backgrounds, this meets the usual quality standards I've come to expect from MF. If you haven't experienced "The Labyrinth" this MF reissue is the definitive way to do it. Simply great.


Where has this band been my whole life?

posted on 02/04/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
I had illegally downloaded some Dead Can Dance years ago, and it sat on my hard drive and never got a listen until recently. I chose a good time to stumble onto this band again, becuase their old records are getting 180-gram audiophile reissue treatment currently, and it has become a goal of mine now to own all of their records.

Into the Labyrinth is later period DCD, but they certainly kept it interesting into their second decade of output to say the least. This record veers from post-punk to various ethnic and world music influences, and yet it seems so natural and unforced. Beatiful, shimmering, and best played very loud, I can't get enough of this album (nor the rest of the DCD catalogue).

And of course, Mobile Fidelity never disappoints, so even if you have an older copy of this, it's probably worthwhile to upgrade, because I doubt this album has ever sounded this good.


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