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.