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Brendan Perry and Robin Guthrie


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Fri., June 10, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Doug Fir

England's 4AD label has inspired some of the most devout fans in the history of fandom. So the pairing on this tour of Dead Can Dance's Brendan Perry and Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie should make some sensitive hearts explode with glee. Blessed with a rich, deep voice of Sinatra-esque timbre, Perry guided Dead Can Dance through several elegant albums of musical archeology imbued with passionate goth romanticism and utmost gravity. He and partner Lisa Gerrard animated ancient musics from around the world with impeccable poise and skill. Guthrie turned Cocteau Twins into one of the most glorious exemplars of the "sonic cathedral" aesthetic; they took Phil Spector to church, and many worshiped at their stained-glass wall of sound. The Twins' high-trajectory shoegaze lullabies still sound awesome. Perry will likely play material from the recent album of dramatic, alabaster ballads, Ark, and Guthrie from his new collection of Emeralds, which renders the Cocteau Twins sound in quasi-new-age watercolors. DAVE SEGAL

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., June 10, 9 p.m. 2011
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