Mantissa / Building a Working Model
Album: Building a Working Model   Collection:General
Artist:Mantissa   Added:Apr 2003
Label:Lazyline Media  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-07-21 Pull Date: 2003-09-22
Week Ending: Sep 21 Sep 14 Aug 17 Aug 10 Jul 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 05, 2006: I once was canadian
4. Feb 27, 2004: I once was Canadian
2. Jul 07, 2005: I Once Was Canadian
5. Sep 18, 2003: the discovery channel
Hs Dance
3. May 07, 2004: I once was Canadian
6. Sep 10, 2003: press and release

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-06-04
an indie pop boy and his strummy guitar makes friends with some dude who uses synthesizers and samples. main focus is still on the vocals and guitar but you do hear the electronic influence here and there. nothing crazily original but it's decent. think of it as a comforting blanket - you don't want a blanket to get crazy, do you? i like #2, #4, #6, #7.

1. i don't know what this 0.17s "track" is
2. starts minimal with a strummy guitar then gets a bit louder when the scratchy synthesizers come in. pretty standard indie pop.
3. almost raspy vocals with a slow, mellow feel.
4. a little bouncier and progressively gets louder about a high school dance. cute and kind of funny.
5. more mellow laziness...ends with some weird scratching noises
6. ooo synthesized strings! i like.
7. whoa something weird happened to his voice in the beginning. more electronic that the others - lots of samples and effects.
8. a pretty standard slow-core type track a la low and bedhead.
9. more of the same.
10. he sounds almost angry here and you almost hear a piano here and there. long track ~7 min.

Track Listing
1. Building a Working Intro   6. Lorelai
2. Airport   7. Boy From Oregon
3. Modesto   8. Nosedive
4. Hs Dance   9. Waited Too Long
5. Waterfalls   10. Chasing 8S