Garden of the Arcane Delights
|Garden of the Arcane Delights|
|EP by Dead Can Dance|
|Genre||Darkwave, gothic rock|
|Producer||Lisa Gerrard, Brendan Perry|
|Dead Can Dance chronology|
Garden of the Arcane Delights is the first and only EP by Australian band Dead Can Dance. It was released in August 1984, through record label 4AD. The tracks were later added to Dead Can Dance's self titled debut album when it was re-released on CD.
The cover art is a sketch done by Brendan Perry and represents the themes of the song "The Arcane". As Perry explains:
The naked blindfolded figure, representing primal man deprived of perception, stands, within the confines of a garden (the world) containing a fountain and trees laden with fruit. His right arm stretches out – the grasping for knowledge – towards a fruit bearing tree, its trunk encircled by a snake. In the garden wall – the wall between freedom and confinement – are two gateways: the dualistic notion of choice. It is a Blakean universe in which mankind can only redeem itself, can only rid itself of blindness, through the correct interpretation of signs and events that permeate the fabric of nature's laws.
|1.||"Carnival of Light"||3:31|
|2.||"In Power We Entrust the Love Advocated"||4:11|
|2.||"Flowers of the Sea"||3:28|
- Raggett, Ned. "Garden of the Arcane Delights – Dead Can Dance : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- Scaruffi, Piero. "The History of Rock Music. Dead Can Dance: Biography, Discography, Reviews, Links". scaruffi.com. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- Garden of the Arcane Delights at Discogs (list of releases)
- Garden of the Arcane Delights on the band's official website