The Dead Can Dance Into The Labyrinth Numbered Limited Edition 2LP
Audio Beat Rated 4.5/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sound!
Michael Fremer Rated 10/10 Music, 10/11 Sonics in his February 2011 reviews on www.musicangle.com!
Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI!
Dead Can Dance Into the Labyrinth on Numbered Limited Edition 2LP Set from
Mobile Fidelity Silver Label!
Dead Can Dance’s 1993 Album is an Ethereal Gem of Ethnic Fusion.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
(America's Best Record Plant): 2LP Set Sounds Absolutely Gorgeous!
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 Brendan 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.
Each song is an exercise in atmosphere, emotion, and beauty. Perry
contributes gothic-style vocals to the alternative radio hit and biting “The
Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove,” an Indian-flavored tune informed by raga drones,
orchestral swells, and a gradual pace. Similarly, he channels his key influence—Joy
Division’s Ian Curtis—on “The Carnival Is Over,” which balances circus
melodies against spry keyboard riffs. A smart commentary on mankind, “How
Fortunate the Man with None” is a haunting adaptation of the Berthold Brecht
classic that will stick with you for days. In other places, the album comes
off as an autumnal film soundtrack replete with Gregorian chants, swirling
sounds, and cerebral pop.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system and pressed at
RTI (America's best record plant), Silver Labels’ numbered limited edition 2LP
set presents Dead Can Dance’s studio masterpiece with awe-inspiring clarity and
unprecedented depth. Largely dependent on delicate nuances and containing
countless examples of otherworldly textural detail, the music takes on an even
deeper meaning and significance that’s on the level of majestic transcendence.
Silver Series’ unsurpassed analog version of Into the Labyrinth is one of the
reasons you own a hi-fi system.
About Silver Series: Coming from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, the MoFi Silver
Label Vinyl Series features an eclectic mix of recordings. This series is
mastered and cut on the famous Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de
Paravacini-designed mastering system. Vinyl is pressed at RTI on
audiophile-grade standard vinyl and are numbered limited-editions. Future
releases will continue to stretch stylistic boundaries, as the MoFi Silver Label
continues to explore music from many different genres. Expand your musical
horizons with the Silver Label!
"The spaciousness is astonishing, the clarity and precision of the percussive attack intense, the bass, deep, taut and well-textured and the presentation of Perry's and Gerrard's vocals full bodied and three-dimensional. This is as good as recorded music can sound in my opinion and Mobile Fidelity's reissue on RTI standard weight audiophile quality vinyl presents it against the blackest backdrop... Highly, highly recommended for both music and sound. Turn the lights out and you'll be transported to another place." - Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com, Music 10/10, Sound 11/10
"Originally recorded in 1993, Into The Labyrinth is arguably Dead Can Dances’s best and best-known album. It’s also the band's most accessible. The opening two tracks, the instrumental 'Yulunga' and 'The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove,' ease you into the musical world of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard. There is melody to follow -- there’s always melody if you’re willing to hunt for it -- and this allows you to come to terms with the music's unique character... In its original release, Into the Labyrinth was something of an audiophile classic because of its freaky-good recording quality, and that comes through clearly here... [A]n essential purchase." - John Crossett, theaudiobeat.com, Music 4.5/5, Sound 4.5/5
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• Limited Edition
• MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series
• Mastered and Cut on the famous MoFi Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de Paravacini-designed mastering system.
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
• Pressed at RTI on Audiophile-Grade Standard Vinyl
• Gatefold jacket
1. Yulunga (Spirit Dance)
2. The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove
3. The Wind That Shakes the Barley
4. The Carnival Is Over
7. Towards the Within
9 Tell Me About the Forest (You Once Called Home)
10. The Spider's Stratagem
12. How Fortunate the Man With None