Living On Video (album)

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Living On Video
Living On Video album.jpg
Studio album by Trans-X
Released October 20, 1983 (1983-10-20)
Recorded March–September 1983
Ultrasonic Studio, Montreal
Genre Synthpop, dance-pop, new wave
Length 40:46
Label Polydor
Producer Daniel Bernier

Living On Video, known in Canada as Message on the Radio, is the first album by Canadian synthpop group Trans-X. Recorded and released in 1983 by Mantra Records, Message On The Radio was a seven-track album. Produced by Daniel Bernier, the record featured all instruments played by Pascal Languirand with Anne Brosseau on supporting vocals.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "3-D Dance" D. Bernier*, D. Nicodemo*, P. Languirand* 5:52
2. "Nitelife" Pascal Languirand 7:09
3. "21st Century" Pascal Languirand 5:25
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
4. "Living on Video" (Percussion: Pierre Lacoste) Pascal Languirand 5:55
5. "Message On The Radio" (Guitar: Guy Abrassart; Percussion: Pierre Lacoste) Pascal Languirand 5:10
6. "Josee" (Drums: Pierre Lacoste; Guitar: Guy Abrassart) Lise Gregoire, Pascal Languirand 5:45
7. "Digital World" (Synthesizer: Steve Wyatt) Steve Wyatt, Pascal Languirand 3:30


After being based in Montreal, Barcelona and Los Angeles, founder and frontman Pascal Languirand moved Trans X to Ciudad de México because of the popularity of Hi-NRG there. Influenced by artists such as Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Tangerine Dream and Devo, Pascal continues to use the pure energy of synthesizers in his music.[2] The single "Living On Video" has been remixed and re-released to sustained success in countries around the world.


  • Artwork By [Art Direction] - Christian Traut
  • Executive Producer - Carmine Nicodemo, Dominique Nicodemo, Matra Records Inc.
  • Lead Vocals, Performer [All Instruments By] - Pascal Languirand
  • Mixed By [Engineer] - Claude Allard
  • Additional Personnel - Anne Brosseau, Chiffon, Ian Lebofsky, Linda Benoy, Liz Tansey
  • Hair - Carole Arsenaul
  • Make Up - Lisa Fizzano
  • Photography - Daniel Poulin
  • Producer - Daniel Bernier
  • Programmed By Synthesizer - Pierre Bernard
  • Recorded By Engineer - Gaetan Desbiens
  • Notes: Recorded at: Ultrasonic Studio, Montreal.

Instruments: Roland Jupiter 4 and 6, CSQ 600 and TR-808, Korg Vocoder and Polysix, Oberheim OB8, DMX and DSX, Elka Synthex, electric guitar, Simmons and Mattel drums.