Themes From Great Cities

It might have come to your attention that I'm not a regular poster of love and understanding, which you will just have to get used to. I will however, have bursts of creativity where I move completely randomly from post to post with no rhyme or reason. I have recently posted a few singles (7 & 12”) and the odd bootleg which have been received very well by all who visit. More of the same will continue as you, dear readers, seem to be enjoying them.

Some of the rips are my own, but many more are from other blogs and I’m just sharing the wealth. If other bloggers out there wish to share the rips from my posts, please as I do, host them yourself. To combat this, the FLAC files that are over 6 months old will be replaced with MP3 files.

Finally I am happy to re-up old posts where the link has expired. Please comment in the relevant posts comments box.


Spectral Pleasures

Eden was a Dark Wave band that formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1987. Inspired by Dead Can Dance, the ensemble, consisting of cello, violin and an assortment of medieval instruments, performs a chamber rock that incorporates classical and medieval folk music. The enigmatic ambience, mystical, exotic live performance was often accompanied by a druid and video projections.

The album Gateway To The Mysteries is in fact a cycle of songs in the Medieval style, inspired by an ancestral mythology. The word "church" marries vaguely oriental melodies, exotic and martial rhythm arrangements. There are traces of psychedelic rock in the heavenly chimes of The Slow Bells and Oriental spiritualism in The Unveiling Of Brigid mantra….

Look, I'm not going to deny that this is heavily influenced by Dead Can Dance, especially Brendan Perry's side of D.C.D, but to say that this is a carbon copy would not be entirely fair. If D.C.D. is your bag and you haven’t investigated Eden in the past, then this is a pretty good time to do so. It’s the end of summer and the seasons are beginning to turn. The days are getting shorter and Eden’s take on this mythological ancestral time is fascinating.

The modern Gothic of Eden flirts with the fascination of death and decay as if it is hallucinogenic ecstasy.

Ripped from a hopefully long deleted CD on Third Mind Records to FLAC and MP3 @ 320kbps

Eden; Gateway To The Mysteries

1.     Mystes
2.     Heads On The Hearth
3.     Saint Genevieve’s Dance
4.     The Slow Bells
5.     The Unveiling Of Brigid
6.     Spectral Pleasures
7.     Fears From The Fire
8.     Elder And Earthen Flame
9.     The Unveiling Of Brigid
10. Removed From The Darkness
11.  Rain Washed
12.  Disenchanted Dream #
13.  Shallow Mists#
14.  Searching For Angels Hands#
15. Dark Beneath Trees#
16.  Dusk#


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