Track List

De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow)


Circumradiant Dawn

The Cardinal Sin


Enigma Of The Absolute



Indoctrination (A Design For Living)

Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal (LP)
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Record Label: 4AD

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Dead Can Dance's second album, Spleen And Ideal (1985), saw them experiment more with instrumentation, abandoning guitars in favour of cello, trombone and timpani. Widely acclaimed, there was now a richness of uni cation between voice and music, lyrics and structure, showing they had a concrete sense of the aural ideal they were striving towards. It's title was taken from Spleen et Ideal, a collection of poems by 18th century French poet Charles Baudelaire.