TRANS AM - Volume X

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Postrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8.5/10 | Label: Thrill Jockey | Autor: WK

Trans Am have existed for almost three decades now. At first they moved in the environment of hardcore and math rock, then they became more electronic, oriented to Aphex Twin, until they became one of the leading post rock bands beyond Chicago. On their tenth album they now undertake a long journey. They begin in the very origins of Krautrock and move antichronologically through Prog-, Math- and Postrock as well as Minimal Music and Techno into the freestyle of the present. Even jazzy sounds happen. This album is a great American epic about the development of progressive music. Trans Am operate in front of a gigantic sound library to which they have extremely efficient access. Their album is as minimalistic as it is opulent, retrospective as it is visionary, because - as the story concludes - the story doesn't end here and now. "Volume X" is not only Trans Am's most successful album to date, but also a key musical document of our time.

Top track: Ice Fortress

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