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Chris Danforths, the / Outside of Outer Space
Album:Outside of Outer Space Collection:General
Artist:Chris Danforths, the Added:04/2003
Label:Essay 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-09-15 Pull Date:2003-11-17 
Week Ending:2 Nov19 Oct5 Oct28 Sep21 Sep
Airplays:11223

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 11, 2004:sad and dangerous
When I Think of Mao, I Cry
4.Oct 01, 2003:In the Leaves
When I Think of Mao, I Cry
2.Oct 29, 2003:sad and dangerous
Outside of Outer Space
5.Oct 01, 2003:press and release
You'd Make a Good Steve
3.Oct 13, 2003:Fly By Night
Now Leaving the Skinny Mens
6.Sep 26, 2003:Memory Select
Outside of Outer Space/Now Leaving the Skinny Men's Club

Album Review
johnn
Reviewed 2003-09-15 
THIS IS GREAT! From St. Paul, Minnesota, Chris Danforth writes psych indie pop songs with heavy synth orchestration very much like the Flaming Lips and often with the same adorable humor as the Magnetic Fields. At times, his voice even sounds like Wayne’s. Avoiding the indie-pop traps, however, many songs have unexpected changes, sometimes quickly going from a cool electronic texture to an upbeat indie bop. The pop parts fit nicely into the 60s nostalgia of Elephant 6 while the electronic parts are novel and well done. Play with the Swirlies! 1, 5, 7, 4, 6


1. sweet voice over toy-like melody, becomes big with synth sounds, then goes upbeat happy indie at the end
2. rain sample, cello, then bird sounds + sweet down home lo-fi guitar
3. catchy electronic beat over reverbed voice. simplified manitoba?
4. short groove, then atmospheric drone with chorus of voices
5. swirling synth sounds over sweet vocals, then upbeat and catchy
6. organ intro, then happy, then funny sad into a melancholic groove
7. midtempo throughout. flaming lips epic feel, but with more mystery
8. upbeat, silly synth melody. changes into nice percussive rhythm.
9. bowed cello, silly voice. then playful acoustic, voice, harmonica.
10. fuzzy synth bass with voice, then great epic breakdown at end

Track Listing
1.Outside of Outer Space 6.When I Think of Mao, I Cry
2.Now Leaving the Skinny Mens 7.The Translogic
3.Traction 8.Living Amongst the Monkey
4.You'd Make a Good Steve 9.Somday I'll Be a Mountain
5.Today I Joined the Army 10.He Never Played Football