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Dead Can Dance

  • Into the Labyrinth [4AD, 1993] D

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Into the Labyrinth [4AD, 1993]
Any doubt that pop medievalism equals pop exoticism and both are the worse for it is put to rest by trance-dance's answer to Enya, who cheapen ideas that heretofore were merely shite with tunes to uplift or gull the unenlightened masses. Since this will give said masses the wrong idea--something about anything you don't understand being mysterious so long as it's geographically or historically remote (hence not your own self-deluded life)--that just makes the music worse. D