“Dead Can Dance do a pretty fascinating blend of Celtic meets Middle Eastern music. They’ve got a giant folder of great records. I really like one of their most recent albums, Spiritchaser, but they have another one called Toward The Within that’s even better. It’s a live record, and it’s hypnotic and quite entertaining.
“I was in Tower Records on Sunset, which isn’t there anymore, and I heard a song of theirs called I Am Stretched On Your Grace, that I thought was very powerful. I checked out Toward The Within, and I just fell in love with it. It’s one of those records that is just so real and live and just... perfect. Whenever people want to hear something cool that they’ve never heard before, I play them Dead Can Dance and blow their minds.
“Spiritchaser is their more accessible record, but I think the purists go back to something like Toward The Within. I like listening to Dead Can Dance on Friday nights after everything is done and we’re going to cook and hang out. I have a new system in my house, and I’ll click them on and have them as my evening music, right alongside Count Basie and Humble Pie.”