This song is quite possibly the reason to listen to Dead Can Dance. Haunting lyrics in an unknown1 language surrounded by a swirling maelstrom of drums creates a nearly violent response from the listener. Regardless of musical backgrounds or preferences - I've found people I have introduced to this particular song have always had the most remarkable reactions to it. It's driven in a way music only rarely can be - ecstatic is the closest thing I can conceive of to use as a description.

1...and possibly fictional? can anyone clarify this...? I understand Lisa Gerrard is often singing in a fashion that sounds like language but in actuality is simply sounds linked together to create emotional response... but I don't know about this song in particular - it certainly feels like she's saying something.

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