Signed by 4AD and releasing their first album in 1984, Dead Can Dance drew rapturous reviews for albums that spanned neo-classical and folk across time and geography, each album selling to a progressively larger audience.
Dead Can Dance's fourth offering, The Serpent's Egg saw the celebrated duo of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry again moving forward with the addition of a home recording studio that, according to Brendan, made it possible for the band to grow in their own self proclaimed direction.
The 1988 release also foreshadowed what was yet to come in Lisa and Brendan's blossoming musical partnership, a sound that was less drilling and pounding and progressively more serene. Brendan suggested that "in a sense, since we started making music, even before Dead Can Dance, there has always been a sense of articulation."
The Serpent's Egg opens with "The Host of Seraphim," arguably the band's finest composition, featuring Lisa's pious wailing over the backing vocals of David Navarro Sust and Brendan's drums, literally heavenly. Remastered from the original tapes and pressed on high quality 180g vinyl!