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Former DEAD CAN DANCE Percussionist Blends World, Pop, Darkwave Music
Peter released the very successful Pathways & Dawns album on Projekt back in 1999. He returns 1/2 a decade later with Enter The Mysterium on City Canyons Record. Peter's music recalls DCD but has an an exotic flavor all its own, blending seamlessly an array of musical genres - darkwave, dream-pop, ancient and medieval, new age, world and ethnic - into a lush tapestry. Words cannot explain the music. To understand it, you must enter Ulrich's world of light and shadow, a world of black and white magic, a world haunting, mysterious, sometimes frightening but in the end uplifting -- a world powerfully mapped out in Ulrich's new album,Enter The Mysterium -- but be aware that you may never return to the world as you knew it once you have crossed into this new realm.
Prior to Enter The Mysterium , Peter was best known for his long-time collaboration with Dead Can Dance, the fabulously creative band of the eighties that explored new frontiers of music exploring world, folk, darkwave and a wealth of other forms. Ulrich joined the group in 1983 and appeared on albums like Garden of Arcane Delights, Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun and Spiritchaser, and was a touring member of the group until 1990.
Enter The Mysterium is similarly diverse to the Dead Can Dance albums but with brilliant pop influences that should cause it, while losing none of its stunning originality, to appeal to a broader audience. Enter The Mysterium features words and music by Ulrich, vocals by Ulrich and Ulrich playing both traditional instruments and a selection of exotic instruments from all over the world.
A review from Side Line
Ulrich will remain most well-known among you all as the former Dead Can Dance drummer, a link that was stressed by the fact that his first solo album “Pathways and Dawns” was produced and co-recorded with the help of Brendan Perry himself. 6 years later Ulrich presents Enter the Mysterium
out on the Dutch label Music & Words. This time the material is richer in sounds and actually also sounds a lot more daring than the previous offering. Ulrich took his time to record the material (between 2002 and 2003) and the finishing touches on the material already indicates why. Details are much more present with the use of an eclectic variety of instruments. My attention was grabbed most by “Kakatak tamai," a very anthem like track in which all the elements of Ulrich’s typical approach come forward at their best: his clean vocals, a minimal synth orchestration with subtle pottery and extra rhythm sections to underline the choruses. Also present on the disc are both Peter’s daughters, Louise and Eleanor doing angelic voices and violin on the melancholic take “Through those eyes” which is like a fusion of Simon and Garfunkel with Dead Can Dance. It turned out to be an excellent song that could well have been Brendan Perry’s. A pearl for you to discover, try it out!