Front Line Assembly
Dead Can Dance
This off-shoot of Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber (Front Line
Assembly) is constructed of well-paced electronic sounds
layered with cultural hints and ethereal female vocals. Samples
of ethnic instruments and folk songs litter the tracks throughout
the length of the album. Guest vocals on the album are performed
by a number of female vocalists, including Camille Henderson
(Duende) and Sarah McLachlan (Silence).
The strong multi-cultural feel of the album gives a great
variety, changing and morphing from track to track. If you
have ever listened to Dead Can Dance or Enigma,
you'll find a gentle familiarity with this album. In fact,
music from Dead Can Dance, among others, was sampled
in the creation of this album. The final produced piece would
make even sample-guru Fatboy Slim proud.
Even if you've never been a fan of Front Line Assembly
or any other work that Leeb and Fulber have had their hands
in, give this one a try. It's written well and comes together
as one solid piece of work worth having. Though, if you're
tired of Enigma and all the subsequent knock-offs,
you might want to pass this one by.