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The Surveillance
  • Artist: Trans Am
  • Label: Thrill Jockey
  • UPC: 790377005417
  • Item #: 2499X
  • Genre: Alternative Rock
  • Release Date: 2/21/2012
  • Rank: 247103
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Price: $15.99
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The Surveillance on LP

U.S. vinyl LP pressing. 1998 release, the third album from the Post-Rock outfit. Out of print on vinyl for years we are happy to finally offer it again. Pressed on high quality virgin vinyl and including all original artwork - a fully art worked inner sleeve and for the first time a download coupon! The Surveillance was the first record recorded and mixed entirely by the band. At the time their home studio, the Bridge, had taken several months to build. The Surveillance was to take an equal amount of time as the band labored hard to give the recording what they call 'a dangerous quality'. What is dangerous to Trans Am? It is no noise reduction, no digital tape compression, and no computer aided editing. Instead they relied on live performances, hours of hard work, hands-on mixing, careful microphone placement, and, to quote the band, 'faith in their experimental vision.' the results are raw, sparse electronic breaks mixed with diesel-powered rock and roll. Trans Am put it in more masculine terms 'balls-to-the-wall-rockers', which perhaps better capture not only the sound but the intent.