TRANS AM tour almost constantly. The Surveillance captures the urgent energy of their live performance. On the electronic side, several drum machines, keyboards and effects processors have been added to their tremendously outdated arsenal, though TRANS AM are unwilling to divulge the specifics. When asked to describe the results of the careful construction known as The Surveillance, TRANS AM merely stated, this is "A no bullshit album. released March 10, 1998.
Trans Am is a three-piece band which originated in Bethesda, Maryland that was one of the originators of "post-rock" in the mid 1990s. Their work centers on a cerebrally robotic, usually instrumental, semi-danceable, minimalistic format, with influences including Krautrock, heavy metal, hardcore punk, synthpop, electronic music, and folk music
Trans Am (2) – The Surveillance. Label: City Slang – EFA 08706 - 2. Format: CD, Album. Recorded by Trans Am at The Bridge, Silver Spring, Maryland. Thanks to our families, friends and fans. All noises Bethesda Music, ASCAP Made in Germany under license from Thrill Jockey Records. Matrix, Runout (Variant 1): BOD EFA 08706.
Artists Trans Am The Surveillance. The Surveillance Trans Am. The Surveillance. This album has an average beat per minute of 139 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 96/178 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Surveillance.
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Exclusively for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). Brilliant album!! a great band when NO vocals are involved - i saw Trans Am live about 2 years ago - great when playing until Nathan Means opened his mouth via a voice box - yuk! soooooooo "The Surveillance" is perfect as it's an instrumental album (like their first release "Trans Am") - my personal pic is "Stereo Situation" a super great song!!
They can be at one moment abrasively digital, then quietly ambient by the end of the track. Such vacillation could be overly ambitious for many groups, but Trans Am manages to pull it off in a way that makes you think the song could have gone nowhere else. By working a contrasting harsh delivery and tranquil coda into a single piece naturally, Trans Am prove themselves deft masters of their craft.
The Surveillance (Digipak). CD. City SlangEFA 08706 - 2. 1997, GermanyDigipak. The Surveillance (Digipak).
- Made By – Americ Disc
- Recorded At – The Bridge
- Published By – Bethesda Music
- Copyright (c) – Trans Am
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Thrill Jockey Records
- Recorded By – Trans Am
NotesRecorded at The Bridge, Silver Spring, Maryland
Issued in a Digipak.
All noises Bethesda Music, ASCAP.
© 1998 Trans Am. ℗ 1998 Thrill Jockey Records.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: 157C3<0241>THRILL054CD MADE IN CANADA BY AMERIC DISC
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L483
- Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI8109
- Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 81002
- Rights Society: ASCAP
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