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February 15, 2005

Nothing Is Cohesive soon to be available in iTunes.

We have been getting a lot of questions about when the new CD will become available on iTunes. We were told today that it is just days away, so hang on. In the meantime, Nothing is cohesive is available in limited supply at your local music store or online at or and other online retailers. If you are a hardcore iTunes freak as we are all fast becoming, keep checking for it, and remember that the rest of band’s other CDs are already up and available there… feel free to download. We will let you know as soon as NIC is up and ready there. The band also has tons of new merch available for all of you who can’t make it to the shows and who want to show your colors… we really appreciate the high demand for our CDs and merch… thanks for all your patience.

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February 6, 2005

New CD Nothing is cohesive released and other news.

Artist name: Transcendence
Album title: Nothing is cohesive

The eclectic modern rock quintet TRANSCENDENCE has been enjoying major radio success across the country with their latest hit single “Superhero Girl,” while bridging the gap between passionate new-rock with an old-school melodic seventies rock. While their over the top electrifying live performances have been taking indie-music audiences by storm, there has been a slow-brewing flurry of anticipation over their soon to be released new CD entitled Nothing is cohesive. The album’s off the cuff schizophrenia has been described as “Radiohead meets Lou Reed or somewhere in between.” The new CD, which the band recorded in a garage studio with no producer on-hand, may be their most honest work to date.

The new CD from the prolific and chameleon-like rockers Transcendence is entitled Nothing is cohesive. A bold and beautiful collection of post-modern garage rockers and lush seventies-style piano ballads that the band recorded in their garage studio just may be their best effort to date. And that says a lot coming from this very prolific and experimental group that features the impassioned vocals of social and political-activist-junkie Ed Hale and the brilliant guitar histrionics of well-known guitar virtuoso Fernando Perdomo. Nothing is cohesive, the band’s third CD, is raw, unrefined, and surges with a musical sensuality that is breathtaking at times. It mixes a variety of classic and modern rock styles in a surprisingly cohesive listen for how far out the band was willing to travel in their sonic explorations to achieve something completely different from last years Sleep with you.

Standout tracks: Somebody kill the DJ, Tomorrow, Caetano, All this is beginning to feel like an ending. Look for a new documentary on the band and their new CD by Journey of Dreams Productions due in the spring.

Nothing is cohesive early reviews:

“The mind-boggling mix summed up by the title cut of their new opus, Nothing is cohesive, is a stunning collision of anthems that cull from Pink Floyd and Supertramp to U2, Coldplay and Radiohead.”
Lee Zimmerman, New Times Magazine

TRANSCENDENCE: Nothing Is Cohesive

CMJ New Music Monthly Magazine

“I’ve seen the future so clear/ Revolution in the air,” sings Transcendence mainman Ed Hale, in his creaking Bono-esque voice on “Revolution In Me.” Filled with pomp, Nothing Is Cohesive, makes the band’s case that the past remains a huge component in the future. Tapping power pop’s greatest sounds, the group combines Jellyfish’s innate melodicism, Queen’s layers of orchestral glitz and enough synthesizers to make John Hughes grin. “Somebody Kill The DJ” (perhaps a lyrical nod to the Smiths), has the best synthesized Star Trek music bed this side of Paramount Pictures. On “Tomorrow,” they play bouncy Paul McCartney-like pianisms that would make Matthew Sweet jealous, including a leg-kicking outro suitable for any Abbey Road knockoff. Though named after the revolutionary Brazilian pop music sensation, “Caetano” neither bossas nor novas. Instead, Hale’s clever verse-chorus sensibilities float over a deep Phil Spector wall of sound. “Caetano” also features Hale channeling the sexuality of his vocal step-fodders, Bono and Michael Hutchence, when he sings, “Now you’re a god, the power to heal from just your singing… Man you are the only man I’d ever make love to, I swear it.”

“Softening” will fuck with your head. It would be interesting to know what was going on in the recording studio when they recorded this? One thing I’ve learned from listening to their albums, is that Ed Hale has a freaking great control of his vocals. Two final observations. “Somebody Kill the DJ” could be tweaked into the single. The other is that you have to credit a band that can somehow fall in-between Zappa and Wings and get away with it.
Jonathan Rosen, JLRADIO.COM

“While all that glitters is typically far from gold, the modern rock group Transcendence gleams a luminescent shade of platinum!”

4 out of 5 stars ****
“Rock & roll from the Paris Hilton set out to lunch, out of time, and unconcerned about anything but their own vanity. It rocks like nothing else out there. Get it.”

February 2, 2005

The Transcendence Diaries reaches 150,000 readership in February.

Up from a respectable 111,200 readership in late December 2004, the Transcendence Diaries hit a new milestone on February 2nd 2005 – a record 150,183 unique visitors logged in to read the latest adventures of Fishy and the entire cast of characters that make regular appearances in the blog known as the Transcendence Diaries.

The Transcendence Diaries was an experimental project started by Ed Hale and TMG Records art director Eduardo Silva in early 2002. Before the advent of what are now commonly referred to as “blogs,” short for ‘web logs,’ the idea was to post a daily journal for transcendence fans to read the latest in the daily saga of life in a rock and roll band and anything else Ed felt like writing about each day. Soon designer Paula Kobrinsky was enlisted to build a frameset interface that would ensure privacy from pesky search engines — as one may notice, there are no URL address bars in the diaries whatsoever. It is a very unique set-up. This was done deliberately to avoid casual surfers from happening upon the diaries. The Transcendence Diaries are a private affair reserved for Transcendence fans.

The entries have continued to be updated on a daily basis for three years. The Transcendence Diaries now clock in at over 1,100 pages, with over 59,000 separate files having been uploaded between text, graphics, and music files.

Of course, it’s only a matter of time till the infamous Fishy is dragged out into the streets, hung, stoned to death, or burned at the stake for his rebellious and often insane ramblings. But until that time, all is well. Log on now to read what all the fuss is about before it’s too late. And thank you for reading.

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