Greg Burk and Vicente Lebron

Unduality

by John Garratt

6 October 2010

 
cover art

Greg Burk and Vicente Lebron

Unduality

(Accurate)
US: 10 Aug 2010
UK: 10 Aug 2010

The title of this album, even though it’s not a real word, says it all. The use of the prefix un- is to imply reversal or dismantling. How do you reverse the duality of a collaborative musical project?

Until I heard the album Unduality, I never thought I would have to type such a sentence. Keyboardist Greg Burk and percussionist Vicente Lebron, two veterans of the Boston big band Either/Orchestra, team up to make a 52-minute, 23-track program that balances Latin-flavored rhythmic workouts against bewilderingly strange harmonic deconstructions of Bach’s “Invention #1”. With titles like “Bachlava” and “Bach in Action”, and with Burk’s two hands performing in two different keys simultaneously, there’s no where else the tongue can be.

Even if Unduality isn’t your cup of tea, you should at least give Burk and Lebron credit for making an album unlike anything you’re likely to hear ever again.

Unduality

Rating:

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work. We are a wholly independent, women-owned, small company. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing, challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. PopMatters needs your help to keep publishing. Thank you.


//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Slowdive Sell Out Brooklyn and Release Bonus Song "30th June"

// Notes from the Road

"Although sound issues delayed their set on the second night, Slowdive put on an unforgettable show in Brooklyn, or rather two shows.

READ the article