May 15, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

Duality

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Lisa Gerrard
Producers
4AD, Warner Bros.
genre
Rock
We gave it an A-

Lisa Gerrard trills, warbles, and chirrups through an exotic songbook, using a self-conceived mantric phonetic system like nothing you’ve ever heard. Aided by longtime percussionist Pieter Bourke, the Dead Can Dance mainstay swoops kingfisher low one minute and soars kestrel high the next, from an aerie of gothic keyboards and tribal drums. Duality has a sophisticated, visceral sound not found in any Top 40 cage, or in the field guide.A-

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