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trans am - futureworld (cd)


ARTIST // trans am
LABEL // thrill jockey (us)
CAT // thrill062cd


SAE Mastering has re-mastered the album and the LP is offered in a high gloss LP jacket with high gloss inner sleeve and for the first time a download card! The download contains all of the Futureworld tracks in addition to two bonus cuts : album out-take "Nazi/Hippie Empire" and an archival recording from 1996 called "Now You Die, Thriddle Fool" As the rest of the world obsesses about a large visual change in our arbitrary time keeping system, Trans Am continues the evolution of rock music. On FUTUREWORLD, their fourth and most controversial album, they leave behind all the doomsday prophets and false futurists, bringing us a tough vision of what is to come. What they see is stark and uncompromising, melancholic but not without hope. Forced out of their previous studio, the Bridge, Trans Am began construction on their new space, National Recording Studio, in the fall of 1998. Even though N.R.S. was still a work in progress, Trans Am had to bring their vision to the public. Thus, recording FUTUREWORLD began at the WGNS studios in Washington D.C. with sound engineer Jonathan Kreinik behind the board. The new material features some elements never heard before on a Trans Am recording: vocals and guest musicians. FUTUREWORLD was mixed in Plaintain Studios in New York with James Murphy. After this one week process Trans Am flew to Tenafly, N.J., to master with Alan Douches at West Side Sound. While some see the future of music as parallel species undergoing convergent evolution towards commercial dance tracks, FUTUREWORLD shows Trans Am is a still adapt contemporary, and direct descendant of rock.