Zookeeper Online

Find It!
Classic Search
Recent Reviews
A-File
DJ Zone!
Playlists by Date
Airplay Charts
Submit Music
Pedal Steel Transmission / Angel of the Squared Circl, th
Album:Angel of the Squared Circl, th Collection:General
Artist:Pedal Steel Transmission Added:09/2003
Label:Independent 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-01-05 Pull Date:2004-03-08 
Week Ending:8 Feb1 Feb18 Jan11 Jan
Airplays:3111

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 07, 2004:Morning Glory
Waiting
4.Jan 14, 2004:In thbe Leaves
I Save the Last High Style
2.Feb 06, 2004:Discarded. Recycled, and New
Amy
5.Jan 06, 2004:Lick My Moody Guitar
Editene
3.Jan 27, 2004:Lick My Mellow guitar Show
Editene

Album Review
Matt Mettler
Reviewed 2004-02-06 
Pedal Steel Transmission is a lo-fi jam band, with digressions reminiscent of the Red House Painters. A better comparison might be Lambchop, who find a meandering low-key melodic approach with an alt-country flavor. The alt-country tag doesn’t capture this album; the pedal steel is only prominent on a few tracks; some songs sound more like The Doors. Really, these guys are all over the place. The songs are loosely and non-traditionally structured, moving in and out of rhythms and instruments. Most songs are over six minutes long, with a subtle sonic distortion flowing throughout. Individually, the tracks are not focused, but when taken together, I can see how the album makes more sense.
- Matt M.

1. Down-tempo - begins with classical guitar riffs – then finds a Spanish rhumba rhythm, turns into a electric guitar jam. Ten minutes long.
2. Up-tempo – FCC nice alt. country number - pedal steel showcased.
3. Down-tempo – a low-key trumpet comes into the mix.
4. Noise
5. Mid-tempo – Noise into from 4 – steel guitar echoes the sonic landscape. banjo arpeggios kick in – screams a bit at the end.
6. * Down-tempo – cool picked acoustic guitar riff with piano echo. Use of cello adds to the haunting sound. Reminds me of the distance of Pink Floyd at times.
7. Airy, Melodic instrumental.
8. Up-tempo – low-fi electric guitar driving rhythm. Fun hand-clapping in chorus. Big slow down with piano.
9. Mid-temp – a meandering jam song. Dissonant sonic landscape incorporates odd sounds. Gets interesting at the end.
10. Mid-tempo – FCC
11. Down-tempo – loose bluesy guitar riffs. Melancholy – about a girl. Nine minutes long. Evolves into a classic rock “screaming steadily into the mike” song.

Track Listing
1.Waiting 6.I Save the Last High Style
2.Amy 7.In Mourning
3.Maritime Glare 8.Silent Like Hands
4.It's Only a Day 'til My Bed 9.Editene
5.Breakin Windows Everywhere 10.Gilman Report
 11.Baionette