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The Transistors

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1) The Transistors was a British punk band from Croydon, formed in 1979 who released two singles on their own “Open Circuit” record label. Their first 7” was the classic 3 track “Riot Squad” ep released in 1981, really great early 80’s UK Punk. Their second single was called “Mothers Pride” which came out in 1985, by the time this one came out the line up of the band had changed.

2) The Transistors is an artistic project formed in 1996, based in Rome, Italy. Prime-movers and pioneers of the cocktail / lounge international scene since the ’90s. ErMan, Luke and Miss Ari are eclectic artists, experimenters, or simply “sons of the new electric age”. The Transistors are music and technology applied to the Art world.

Their music is synonym of cinematic attitude and research. The Transistors sound draw oneiric and suggestive music artwork taking inspiration from the huge pile of the 20th century ideological and imaginary debris, moulded through a process of dissolution, decomposition and finally mutation.

A Transistors principle is that it’s always necessary to play “inside a movement” against “stereotypes”. Their album Atelier was defined as the unique and acclaimed manifesto of lounge music with future and past moulded for the today imaginary: suggestions, melodies and rhythm towards the real space age pop.

The new album “Modern Landscape” is the up-to-date experiment, searching an original charming sound, re-drawing the roots of space age pop.

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  • wretched-one

    Evo - I've got to have it....Bostick I ain't no addict...Glueooo if you wanna get out of your head :)

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ludwig21it

    Taken from Transistors Radio Show @ Rural War Room Radio (Little Rock, USA)- 03/04/2008 - KABF 88.3 FM. The world premiere of the new album by Italian Spyderotic group, The Transistors! On Interviews & Premiere you can find an extract from this world premiere: The song Spiral Waltz (Music by Piero Piccioni/Words by Sergio Bardotti - Edizioni Musicali Suvini Zerboni)

    14 Apr 2008 Reply
  • ludwig21it

    Taken from Transistors Radio Show @ Rural War Room Radio -- 03/04/2008 Transistors Radio Show @ Rural War Room KABF 88.3 FM / kabf883.com The world premiere of the new album by Italian Spyderotic group, The Transistors! On Interviews & Premiere you can find an extract from this world premiere: The song Spiral Waltz (Music by Piero Piccioni / Words by Sergio Bardotti - Edizioni Musicali Suvin

    14 Apr 2008 Reply
  • ludwig21it

    A passeggio per Milano is the first new track taken from Modern Landscape (Funky Juice 2008) included in a 2007 compilation! Special guests for this track: Montefiori Cocktail: great artists and friends! Bossa Jazz Nights CD is a compilation of jazz bossa and electro-lounge featuring new bands from Europe and Italy as Dynamic 4, Pauline London, Bungalove, Phonorama... You can find it @ Singa

    2 Nov 2007 Reply

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