Culture & Entertainment

Weird music of fall 2018

Dead Can Dance 2018 - Dionysus
Dead Can Dance 2018 – Dionysus

New music arrived for those who love alternative (and weird) melodies. Also I’m now a big fan of Spotify free desktop edition. The free edition is much better than iPhone app: it allows direct selection of songs (!) and unlimited skipping, not talking about playlist and favorites. Very handy stuff!

Dead Can Dance – Dionysus

Dionysus is the ninth studio album by the British-Australian band Dead Can Dance, released on 2 November 2018, after six years of silence. Dionysus is the ancient Greek god of wine. Album has Mexican mask depicted on the cover. Here’s some quotes from reviewers:

“Dionysus sounds both ancient and contemporary at the same time, and there are not many groups that can show so much reverence for ancient traditions from a modern music perspective. Their eclectic approach to songwriting goes far beyond contemporary music genres, and that is ultimately the record’s biggest asset. ” link

“Pairing a world’s worth of traditional instruments with widescreen gestures, the legendary duo explore the myth of a Greek god in an unknown tongue”. link

The Residents - Intruders
The Residents – Intruders

The Residents – Intruders

I like The Residents for their consistent effort to be very different, not only “spooky and comical”, but also profound and enjoyable. New album “Intruders”  is “really a multimedia experience in its own way. Each of the songs on Intruders comes with its own macabre illustration and its own cryptic, micro story”.  Link to review

Highly recommend