Once known as the Sensualists, Mandy and Michael changed their name to avoid confusion with a band of the same name from Portland Oregon.
The Sensualists released three earlier albums during the 1990's that were received well by both music critics and their small but loyal fanbase. California's Dewdrops magazine went as far as to hail them as "Canada's best unsigned band". While suffering from poor distribution, the earlier music paved the way for what was to follow.
The debut recording as Titania was recorded over a five year period with the bulk of the recording taking place in 2001/2002. The release was delayed until a proper plan was in place to sell and distribute the album properly.
While confessing to being influenced by musicians such as Felt, Cocteau Twins, and Brian Eno, the music of Titania does not fit easily into any specific genre. Modern rather than retro, the music of Titania is a mix of guitars, bass and keyboards with powerful and melodic female voice. The production of the album is dense and atmospheric yet maintaining the warmth and clarity of the vocals.