Album Review: Transistor by Monster Movie

Album Name: Transistor
Artist: Monster Movie
Year/Label: 2004 / Graveface Records

Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Gotta say something about the packing because you know I’m a sucker for a well-put-together piece. This is lovely. The CD comes in a red cardboard case with gold lettering. At times the font is hard to read because it’s small, but it’s very pretty.

We open with what sounds like Steven Hawking (but we all know it’s the computer voice simulator) saying, “This is transistor, this is the sound of our souls…” then it melds into a lovely song that reminds me of the Cocteau Twins, or Belle & Sebastian.

This CD is a collection of very mellow, ambient, lush, music with moody, echoic vocals. Lush harmonies sung in whispery tones.

The rest of the CD follows suit. This is very peaceful chilling out music.

If you like the above-mentioned bands along with Club 8 and the like, it’s a sure bet you’ll like Monster Movie as well. Check them out.

Posted on January 20, 2005

Track Listing
1. The Collapse
2. Chances are High
3. Left
4. Letting You Know
5. Transistor
6. Summer is a Coming In
7. The Family Plot

[Monster Movie Official Site]

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