say that Lisa Gerrard is just talented would be to make an understatement.
This Australian woman, who was one half of genre-bending and unique duo
Dead Can Dance, is a gifted musical mastermind. On this, her fourth solo-album
since the debut in 1995, she proves just that. Crossing boundaries as
always, Gerrard and co-worker Patrick Cassidy, mixes influences both sacred
and profane, both western and eastern and manages to produce an album
almost ethereal in its beauty. "Enya for the thinking man",
one could say. But that would be to make it very easy for oneself. Sure,
the Celtic and dreamlike qualities is to be found on "Immortal Memory",
most notably in enchanting "The Song for Amergin", but this
album is so much more than that.