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Let's Do The Time Warp Again: Thrill Jockey Reissues Futureworld from Trans Am in New Wave Drone Lovefest + MP3

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By: Spacelab Research Staff
August 15, 2011

Can you just feel the droning? Can you sense the mock Tron vibes? Trans Am are reissuing their FutureWorld album from 1999, a classic album from a not so distant past, in which everybody would live on digital grids and look like they were in the movie Tron.

MP3: Trans Am - "Futureworld"

It's almost as if you could ride your digital motorbike across the grid lines while remiscining about how 1999 was a year of both ones and zeroes a la The Matrix, but also a great time for Trans Am to throw back to to an earlier era and how the movie Tron happened almost twenty years before that. It's like a double time warp.

Cut to today, and Thrill Jockey Records is reissuing the album as part of Thrill Jockey's twentieth year in existence. Futureworld gets a proper remastering and reprise on vinyl with two additional tracks available via digital ... including one mixed by none other than Mr. James Murphy.

Just to get a proper sensee of the 1999 time warp, here's the blurb from the Thrill Jockey web site to remind us of all of how obsessed we were with Y2K and digital armageddon was sure to happen ...

"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."

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