Manor :: "Architecture"

A playful bass line, one that at least winks at Men At Work's "Land Down Under", provides the foundation for Manor's dreamy single, "Architecture". It holds a rich if oblique sadness, vocalist Caitlin Duff lilting silky over an arrangement spinning loops in the air while Nathaniel Morse pounds away on his bass. This mixture of the ethereal and the grounded offers "Architecture" something of a beautiful cross-purpose, two entities in coterminous agreement and disagreement. Morse and Duff, above all, show a gift for winsome, dreamy pop, like a Metric song caught sleepy just before dawn or weighed down with enough cold medicine to blur the edges.

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