The Galerkin Method

The Galerkin Method

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Not at their expense, the second song of The Galerkin Method made me laugh. A violin- and accordion-punctuated folk song with female vocal sounded like I was at a bar mitzvah or bris. We hear a fair cross-section of music, but not too much that makes one think the vocals should be in Yiddish. To Life! One song later, a hyper hammered-dulcimer joins the squeeze-box for an 18th century waltz straight out of Prague or Vienna. You can hear the old hoopskirts a-rustlin'. Most of us never hear this sort of European cabaret outside of a theater, but any music that makes you smile is welcome. For a more modern approach, the dulcimer-and-vocal track "Longitude/Latitude" is nicely knelling. (238 Powers St. #3R, Brooklyn, NY 11211; lilan@aol.com)