Title: Tranzmitter Research (Volume 3)
Release Date: 19 April 2014
License: CC BY
Label: Tranzmitter Netlabel
Tranzmizzion intercepted from Brazil based netlabel Tranzmitter. Tranzmitter was created in 2007:
from the idea of publishing electronic music producers and graphic artists (Designers & Cartoonists) with the purpose of promoting in Brazil and other countries, under license of Creative Commons in Brazil.
And publish they have: 58 releases, podcasts, compilations, singles, EP’s, and more. This latest compilation shows that they are still moving forward on their mission with a wide range of electronic music.
Tranzmizzion Intercepted From Brazil
Tranzmitter started a couple of years after I became interested in the netlabel scene. I know I have encountered some of their work over the past seven years, but hadn’t taken the time to really focus on what they are doing.That changed when I downloaded Tranzmitter Research Volume 3.
The first thing that I found impressive about Tranzmitter is their dedication to higher-end audio quality. Instead of just releasing OggVorbis and / or MP3 files they actually release wav files for all the tracks in their releases. That makes them one of the few labels to directly support all the major audio codecs: OggVorbis, MP3, flac, and wav. And, if there are codecs that they don’t release directly (such as opus or speex) you can create them from a loss-less codec (wav or flac) and know that you will be able to create the best encoding possible.
As for the music on this release it’s about as wide a variety as you can imagine: ambient, downtempo, breakbeat, IDM, avant-garde, lounge, even a little glitch. With this wide variety of music, it’s impressive to hear how well it has been sequenced. The changes of style from track-to-track are handled well, they make sense, and are easy to listen to.
And, while a few tracks aren’t in my normal range of listening, I haven’t heard any tracks that I felt were bad. In fact, this is possibly one of the best electronic music compilations I’ve heard in a long time. I will definitely be seeking out the original releases of quite a few of these tracks.
Tranzmitter has been around almost as long as I have been interested in the netlabel scene. After seven years, they have amassed an impressive catalog of high-quality releases, and have taken things as step further by releasing loss-less encodings of their music.
On Tranzmitter Research Volume 3, they have compiled a massive seventeen tracks. Every track (even ones that are outside of my normal range) are well produced, arranged and recorded lending a very consistent feel to the compilation. The sequencing of the tracks is extremely well thought out to avoid distracting switches between styles.
Overall this release has made for a really nice change for me. It adds some depth to my collection, and has introduced me to quite a few artists that I wasn’t familiar with already. I know that I will be searching out more releases from Tranzmitter and many of the artists included in this release.