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Trans Am - Liberation

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Trans Am
Liberation

Label Thrill Jockey
Erstveröffentlichung 01.03.2004
Format CD
Lieferzeit 4 – 7 Werktage
Preis 12,95 € (inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versand)
Rezension

Das siebte Album der Postrock-Prototypen aus Washington. Seitdem gibt es kaum ein Rock-Klischee, in dem sie sich nicht ausgetobt hätten, dabei war der rote Faden oft nicht zu finden. Überwiegend instrumental mit ballernden Drums, Synthesizern und Samples geht es auch hier wieder zu, zwischen Kraftwerk und Cabaret Voltaire, zwischen Mogwai und My Bloody Valentine wird dem Hörer wenig gemütliches gegönnt. Das Album ist gestopft mit politischen Kommentaren zur regierenden Nachbarschaft im Weißen Haus und Pentagon. Mit erforderlicher Geduld kann man sich da Album öffnen, dieses Mal sind es die düsteren Soundvisionen, wimmernde und jaulende Synthiefetzen von Drums und Beats getragen, die in der zweiten Hälfte des Albums immer eindringlicher werden. Mit Divine Invasion als Schlussakkord wird noch einmal fatales Feuer mit Bomben auf Bagdad nachgestellt. (ICC)

Review

Formed in 1993, Trans Am remains the trio of Nathan Means (bass, keyboards, vocals), Phil Manley (guitar, keyboards, bass, vocals) and Sebastian Thompson (drums, vocals, bass, guitar, programming). Over the course of six albums and three eps, Trans Am have pleased and confounded critics with their everchanging music style. From their most Deutsch-influenced selftitled debut to Futureworld, their 80's inspired super-synth pop tunes (about 2 years before it was cool) to the raw rock of Red Line, their musical style has always varied. Touring for at least six months of every year, Trans Am are a consistent draw throughout the world. While their music style may be ever changing, the force of their live performance is always undeniable. Musically Liberation is classic Trans Am. Styles continue to shift from track to track, culling from a vocabulary familiar to fans of their previous six records. From the opening helicopter intro on "Outmoder" the journey begins, taking you through a run of mid- 70's crunching guitars ("Idea Machine"/"Divine Invasion") to late 80's snyth-tones ("Uninvited Guests"/"Remote Control") and back to 2004 with what's new is old again a la The Rapture and !!! ("June"). Like nearly all their albums, Liberation was engineered and mixed by the band. Production assistance was provided by Jonathan Kreinik (who often mixes them live), Paul Manley and Nikhil Randade. Together the team keeps Trans Am's agenda of Liberation in being as much political statement as recorded output. Collages of sound bites culled from radio and television give the tracks a dark tension that captures our current state of affairs, and harkens to the listener Liberate yourselves!!

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