While I am conscious of the fact that this blog has become primarily focused on games, it is still my only outlet for publishing noteworthy items of interest. That is why, when scanning the archives, you will find a few entries on a variety of topics that have little to do with games. Add one more to that group.
Late yesterday I became aware that my favorite musical artists of all-time have regrouped and are currently touring the world again after nearly a decade of being apart. And while this is truly news to shout from the rooftops, it is also not surprising to anyone who is familiar with the group's history and behavior.
Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard are Dead Can Dance, though they tour with several other musicians to recreate their music as it is composed of many instruments from as many different lands and cultures. Throughout their accomplished musical careers, Perry and Gerrard have collaborated together to write and record, without a doubt, the most awe-inspiring ethereal music I have ever experienced. Music that is sometimes calming, sometimes moving, and yet is always emotional and soulful.
And just as it seemed they had perfected their art and were at the pinnacle of their popularity, the two would go their separate ways to follow their own passions and to become musically influenced in very different ways. Time and time again, Perry and Gerrard would regroup to combine their talents and unique experiences, and from which a new musical direction, and sound, would emerge. No two albums from the artists have ever been the same, and yet it is difficult to mistake their music for anything else.
Both Perry and Gerrard have voices that resonate within the very inner parts of my body and soul. The exceptional timbre of their voices are perfectly complemented by the richness of their lyrics. When blended together with the animation of their instruments, the resulting experience is unforgettable. They are incomparable musicians and among the most important of my lifetime.
So you can imagine my delight when I learned that they will be appearing in New York City on October 8, 2005 at Radio City Music Hall, and that pre-sale tickets were made available today. As you might have already guessed, I secured four (4) second-row seats to the concert immediately when they went on-sale this morning.
If you're also interested in going, you will need to enter "NEWYORK" as the password for the pre-sale, and visit this link. Click.
It will be an experience you will not soon forget.