Immortal Memory (2004) Gerrard established herself in Dead Can Dance, 1980s purveyors of melodic gloom. But on her own, she gravitates toward the stark -- pairing her voice-from-beyond… 2004-01-20 Patrick Cassidy Lisa Gerrard
Music Review

Immortal Memory (2004)

Details Release Date: Jan 20, 2004; Lead Performances: Patrick Cassidy and Lisa Gerrard

Gerrard established herself in Dead Can Dance, 1980s purveyors of melodic gloom. But on her own, she gravitates toward the stark -- pairing her voice-from-beyond with portentous orchestral arrangements that move at a glacial pace. The result is something like the aural version of majesty (Gerrard's done film scores, too, including ''Gladiator'''s). The transfixing ''Immortal,'' made with classical composer Cassidy and on which she sings in Gaelic and Aramaic, won't take her fans anywhere new. But stick with her as she builds a mystery.

Originally posted Jan 23, 2004 Published in issue #747-748 Jan 23, 2004 Order article reprints