Following the breakup of Dead Can Dance, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brendan Perry collaborated with friends like Hector Zazou (on his 1998 Lights at night album) and former bandmate Peter Ulrich (whose Pathways and Dawns Perry co-produced and arranged). Through the past due ’90s he started teaching percussion workshops in Afro-Cuban and African Manding designs out of his Quivvy Cathedral home and studio room in Belturbet, State Cavan (Perry’s mother’s house state), Ireland. These workshops culminated in the creation of the community-based samba college known as the Salamanders. His initial solo album, Eyesight from the Hunter, premiered in 1999 on 4AD, his longtime label. In 2003, Perry oversaw the creation of a global samba celebration in Belturbet. In 2005, he and Lisa Gerrard briefly re-formed Deceased Can Dance to get a limited-run farewell tour using a 40-piece orchestra. While they performed their traditional material, in addition they premiered two brand-new tracks, “Babylon” and “Crescent.” Both these selections were afterwards documented for Ark, Perry’s 2010 single album; it had been released in america in middle-2011.