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Introducing the Mattson 2


Download links and information about Introducing the Mattson 2 by The Mattson 2. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 27:15 minutes.

Artist: The Mattson 2
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 6
Duration: 27:15
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No. Title Length
1. Longing of the Leftist 5:33
2. Airiar Britar 4:11
3. Julian the Mountain 4:50
4. Met 3:45
5. Noon 4:24
6. X=6, Y=8 (Bonus Track) 4:32



Introducing the Mattson 2 is a quirky little debut release — slightly longer than a typical EP but not quite long enough to be an album, it's also priced somewhere on the borderline between the two types of release; to complicate things further, it features a "bonus track" that brings the album's total length to just about half an hour. This could be a sly joke, and if so, it's in keeping with the ironic layers evident in the music. Guitarist/bassist/keyboardist Jared Mattson and his drum-playing brother Jonathan Mattson (assisted by bassist Aakaash Israni and a shifting array of additional sidemen) deal in straight-ahead jazz with a seriously quirky edge: "Longing of the Leftist" features skittery, almost jungly drumming, gorgeous vibes (courtesy of John McEntire), and startlingly twangy guitar; "Julian the Mountain" is a lovely ballad with a free-for-all group solo in the middle; "Met" is built on a nicely loping and faintly Latin feel. The Mattson 2 have cultivated a sort of shambolic tightness that creates a weird sort of inner tension — they sound loose unless you listen closely, at which point you notice how perfectly in sync they are. Not everything works perfectly here; the trumpet on "Airiar Britar" is a bit too pretentiously scrappy and the melody never really coheres, for example. But for the most part, this is a very interesting and impressive debut from a pair of significant young talents.