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Duality
Lisa Gerrard, Pieter Bourke
Duality
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
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Duality is at once sacred and playful. It is both dark and light, organic and refined, masculine and feminine. Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard partners with Pieter Bourke, formerly of Aussie band Eden, to create this composi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lisa Gerrard, Pieter Bourke
Title: Duality
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: 4ad / Wea
Original Release Date: 4/14/1998
Release Date: 4/14/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: British Alternative, Vocal Pop, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093624685425

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Duality is at once sacred and playful. It is both dark and light, organic and refined, masculine and feminine. Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard partners with Pieter Bourke, formerly of Aussie band Eden, to create this compositional dance of partnership that is classical, ancient, and thoroughly modern. Gerrard's voice is multitracked at times, conjuring a cathedral choir and the droning chants of monks. Drums and synth snake from desert to brilliant stormy sky to shaking earth and the bodies that inhabit those spaces. There are lush multiple layers of strings, bagpipe drone, and, quite literally, the laughter of children. The vocals sans "real" words and multicultural instrumentation will be familiar to Dead Can Dance listeners. Yet there is something more exclusive, more womblike about the music of Bourke and Gerrard; rather than two distinct bodies making music, like mother and in utero child sharing blood and breath, they are mutually dependent. --Paige La Grone

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Yes it is that good
7.52 | California | 09/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I came across some fairly brutal reviews for this album. Ah well, every man to his own. This work is impossibly subtle, daydream for a second and you miss a mindblowing transisition. If you think I'm joking try finding the twenty-something transistions my midi program detected on track 2. The theme is middle easternish which is the perfect atmosphere for Gerrard's impossible voice. What I like most about this album, and the reason I am writing this review is becasue of the way each track ends. No seriously, even if you don't like the track in question, you have to admit.... I mean I haven't seen such stunning fade offs since Tony Gonzalez's "Unrecorded"
Highly recommended for electronica, ambience lovers and aphex twin fanatics."