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Transmissionary Six

by The Transmissionary Six

A dreamy cloud far west of hope
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Shortwave Hello
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2. Rodeo Satellite
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3. Clay Man Down
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4. Mothball
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5. Marooned
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6. Hollis and Applegate
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7. My Paper Party Hat
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8. Dog Eared
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9. Submarine
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10. Short Wavegoodbye
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Album Notes
The first review to appear of this record called it "a cloudy dream far west of hope". So there you go.

All ten tracks were co-written by Paul Austin (former Willard Grant Conspiracy guy) and Terri Moeller (Walkabouts) and were put to tape by Tucker "Mount Analog" Martine, who's worked on such diverse stuff as Laura Veirs, Modest Mouse, Downpilot, Land of the Loops, Jesse Sykes, "out there" jazz cat Wayne Horvitz and "in there" jazz cat Bill Frisell. Mixing acoustic instruments with ambient field recordings and occasional electronic gristle and wheeze, this staunchly slow-fi record sounds savagely beautiful very late at night or very early in the morning. Listening to it in bright sunlight, however, can be strangely unsatisfying.

There are two other releases by the Transmissionary Six available on CD Baby as well!



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Andrea Tatum

My favorite find of '02 so far
This is my favorite pleasant surprise since the first Grandaddy record. Spare and groovy and a little oddball.


The world is collapsing!...Wanna sit back and have a beer?
Nice little album here, a bit on the short side (Reason I gave it only 3 stars), but very nice while it lasts. It just has this...world is collapsing but sit back and sleep a while...kind of feel to it, very atmospheric. Very pleasant surprise.


Sparkles like a horse, Chock full o'couplets
tape loops and mandolins and cool harmonies and somehow it all fits together. a solid debut from this sextet from Washington, if they come to Wisconsin I'll bet they'll even bring the rain with them. In the meantime this disc is soaked with it. Recommended. (InkJet! #18)

Thomas Walker

They better not mean Richard

Any band with a song about driving around listening to Lambchop is okay by me. And a debut record that is not 70 minutes long just because CDs can be. A nice pleased to meet you length. In the interest of full disclosure I got this for free as a journalist, but if I didn't, I honestly would but the thing. And I love free records.


Like home..
I love this album, this handmade music. I can't speak about it with musical terms. The only thing I can say is that listening to it, I feel like home. Excellent!!

Thomas Hag

a short trip to a strange city
ten slow songs that radiate with strangeness and sweetness, a masterpiece in subdued ecstasy. as for the blending of acoustic instruments and samples - a charming but slightly weird and fascinating musical world. david lynch should listen to this.

Francois Puto

I just did not expect this.
I like the Willard Grant and I like the Walkabouts but was not prepared for this. Fans of those bands forewarning, this is its own animal and it is not pop. It is good, it is just odd.

Magnetic E-weekly

These people are dying.
This could not be a debut. This sounds like the record made by people with one week to live. It is resignation and complete disregard for emotional signal to noise ratio. I love it. I wish it was longer but at least it is wide.
- Quentin Frommer, M-E Week 105 (Feb 04)