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    [ Trans Am ]


    Red Line (Thrill Jockey)

    Alright. Take off your shoes and put on your pocket protecter because Trans Am have unleashed their densest and longest(it clocks in oat over seventy minutes) slab of elctro-prog of their carrer.First off Trans Am gets mad props for effort alone, the Red Line is briming with the rush of creative engery. The problem is that it's a lot of creativity to take in at once. Probally thinking of this fact the band sequences the album nicely , allowing for momentary breaks from the drum 'n' bass' n' moog attacks to inject a little King Crimson gutiar noodlingto clear the palette. Opening up with some heady sound collages the Red Line doesn't start to "rock out" until "Play in the Summer" which is seven songs into album. Trans Am defintely isn't trying to play what people think the band should sound like and the Red Line shows that Trans Am doesn't make music based on formula, but through evoloving.

    Written By: Paul B.