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Dead Can Dance: Royal Albert Hall, London

Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 28 October 2012

IN THE LATE 1980S, effusive music journalists were in the habit of eulogising spectacularly ornate or baroque pieces of arthouse music — particularly on the 4AD label —as cathedrals of sound. Understandably, the phrase rapidly fell into ridicule, yet no artists ever appeared quite so deserving of that appellation as Dead Can Dance.

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