Monday, April 20, 2015
015/100: "Twilight Kingdom" by Lisa Gerrard
There is something unmistakable about Lisa Gerrard's voice ... it is otherworldly and timeless, ethereal and magical;
I have followed Gerrard's work since her involvement with Hans Zimmer on the score for Ridley Scott's epic, "Gladiator". I subsequently discovered "Dead Can Dance", the exceptional band she co-founded with Brendan Perry.
Gerrard's album, "Twilight Kingdom", is a prime example of her ability as a musician. Her voice is stunning on this release: a deep, robust, mournful contralto; an emotive voice heard by the heart as much as the ears that, when matched with the engaging orchestration, creates a truly masterful album.
Why only 100 words?