‘La Bulaqueña’ is No Cosplay, History Homework, or Time-Machine Piece; It’s Orange & Lemons’ Stab at Scholarship

Bulacan’s choice Anglophiles investigate the kundiman, alternating between reverential and iconoclastic, simultaneously familiar and deconstructive, and we’re all the better for it. I’m always a bit skeptical of thematic material, and even more so when it involves archaic forms. So when I started hearing odds and ends from O&L’s fourth proper record, ‘La Bulaqueña,’ I [...]