Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Notebook: Man Man

Man Man is dramatic, pulsating, grooving, and their vocal stylings seem to emulate stereotypical gender roles--that is, the men sing in lumberjack lows, the women in throaty highs.

The sixth track from "The Man in a Blue Turban With a Face" is gentle and skeletal. It has a simple bass line by a cheap-sounding organ, shimmering cymbals, a twinkling melody and a thoughtful refrain with cello and keyboards. And those voices, like a white, post-modern gospel.

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