Review: Manta Ray – Torres de Electricidad

Spain’s answer to Fugazi offers an energetic 10-song disc that seems to lash out in a hundred different directions at once.

Listeners, as a result, get rocking barnburners (“No Tropieces”) and sprawling post-punk (“Mi Dios Mentira”) alongside dirgy, haunted ballads (“Como La Sal”) and trippy sound-experiments (“Don’t Push Me;” the 10-minute-long title track).

This chameleon of a disc is nothing if not thorough in its scope or desire to please. – Punk Planet, May/June 2007

About the author

Justin Vellucci is a staff writer for PopMatters, Spectrum Culture, and MusicTAP, a contributor to Pittsburgh Current, and a former staffer for Popdose, Punk Planet and Delusions of Adequacy. His music writing has appeared in national magazines such as American Songwriter, alt-pubs like The Brooklyn Rail, Pittsburgh CityPaper and San Diego CityBeat, blogs Swordfish, Punksburgh and Linoleum, and the Gannett magazine Jetty. He lives in Pittsburgh.

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