Swords Project, the / Entertainment Is Over If You W
Album: Entertainment Is Over If You W   Collection:General
Artist:Swords Project, the   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Arena Rock Recording Co.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-02-09 Pull Date: 2004-04-12
Week Ending: Mar 7 Feb 29 Feb 15
Airplays: 1 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 03, 2004: In the Leaves
Cocktails and Shuttlecocks
4. Feb 13, 2004: I once was canadian
Audience of One
2. Feb 24, 2004: Today is a Magnanimous Day (To Blow Up a Post Office)
5. Feb 11, 2004: Stirling's Approximation
3. Feb 14, 2004: Among The Nine Worlds
Cocktails and Shuttlecocks
6. Feb 10, 2004: Meat Man Whistle Punching Sex Context
Audience of One

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-02-02
Low-key, but confident, pop ranging from quiet interludes to riffy, uptempo tunes. Mild-mannered vocals (though not as precious as Sigur Ros’) give it all a sweet, if bland, manner. I would characterize this as whipped egg whites – airy yet having no strong taste. Then again, if you’re into that dynamic tension-release thing, you could do worse than this.

1. Short instro intro
2. Quiet instro intro leads to mid-tempo pop song
3. Uptempo
4. Mild tune occasionally swelling into moderate energy
5. Builds from fluff to flurry, then retreats to a pleasant violin and melodica-accented break; amusingly, around the 7:30 mark they seem to realize that they’ve forgotten to add vocals and there the tune turns into a driving, minor-key anthem (if that’s not a contradiction)
6. Swell and swelling, good buildup to energetic climax
7. OK, the easy and obvious comparison to all those big bands such as Tortoise and Mogwai is now utterly unavoidable; soft-loud-soft-loud-blah-blah

Track Listing
1. Untitled   4. Cocktails and Shuttlecocks
2. City Life   5. Audience of One
3. MD11   6. Immigracion
  7. New Shapes