Transit Transit

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Transit Transit
Studio album by Autolux
Released August 3, 2010 (2010-08-03)
Genre Dream pop, experimental rock, shoegazing,[1] electronic
Length 42:02
Producer Autolux
Autolux chronology
Future Perfect
(2004)
Transit Transit
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
BBC (positive)[3]
The Boston Phoenix 3/4 stars[4]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[5]
NME 8/10 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (5.4/10)[1]

Transit Transit is the second album by Autolux, released on August 3, 2010, on TBD Records (USA) and ATP Recordings (outside of North America/Japan).

Background[edit]

Transit Transit was released on August 3, 2010 on ATP Recordings & TBD Records. The band produced Transit Transit themselves with guitarist/vocalist Greg Edwards serving as engineer. Most of the record was recorded - at Space 23, the bands makeshift studio in their rehearsal room near downtown Los Angeles. A few drum tracks - "Highchair", "Spots", and "The Science of Imaginary Solutions" - came from an earlier session with engineer John Goodmanson. The title track "Transit Transit" (the last song to be recorded) was recorded in Denmark by Edwards, using a virtually unplayable upright piano and a sample of a coffin-style freezer found in a nearby basement, and then finished back in Los Angeles. There is a notable sonic progression to Transit Transit: samples, vintage synthesizers, and manipulated ambience glue central song components together. there are a lot more vocal harmonies and piano driven songs, even a bit of trumpet. Vocal duties are shared by all three members throughout - their voices are more confident, strangely similar - but each having a definite emotional character. Bassist/ singer, Eugene Goreshter continues to innovate his bass style, effortlessly modernizing the instrument's melodic role on songs like "Census" and "Supertoys", while still providing an on-edge rawness and groove-filled momentum. Edwards' guitars serve to modulate the moods throughout the record, constantly evoking feelings found in the space between emotions. And Carla Azar's sturdy, creative drumming continues on record with plenty of hook beats - ferocious and orchestral, at once.

Note: "Audience No. 2" was self-released on May 21, 2008 to college radio while the band continued to write and record songs that would finally end up on the long-awaited Transit Transit. The single also included the instrumental track "Fat Kid", and a cover of The Beatles "Helter Skelter" as b-sides.

Album Credits[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Transit Transit"   2:54
2. "Census"   4:40
3. "High Chair"   3:26
4. "Supertoys"   4:38
5. "Spots"   4:37
6. "The Bouncing Wall"   3:43
7. "Audience No. 2"   4:35
8. "Kissproof"   3:27
9. "Headless Sky"   4:06
10. "The Science of Imaginary Solutions"   6:03

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