About Us

Transmission Communications (Trans:Com) is an independent record label based in Brisbane, Australia. The label focusses on production and performance of music within the spectrum of electronic influence; including techno, industrial, synth-pop, experimental, and all manner of crossovers. The label was the first its kind north of Sydney.

Trans:Com is not a major, it is not a large company, it’s a business run by individuals with a passion for electronic music. The label was formed in 1994 to activate and support a completely new sector of music production and performance in a city previously known only for its quirky guitar-pop, grunge, and rock output. Since that time Brisbane has also developed into a new center for electronic-music culture in the country.

Trans:Com has released several critically acclaimed compilations of Australian electronic music along with several individual projects, provided the platform for numerous bands and artists to commence their careers, marshalled the development of Brisbane as the new Australian centre for electronic music production and performance, and supported the ideology and design ethics of independence, art and alternative media.

If you have a killer demo, or are simply fooling around with your stack of analogue keyboards, samplers, bits of wire, and associated equipment, we’d love to hear (from) you.

For information on (or for) Transmission Communications, please phone us on +61-7-3846-5405 (int) 07-3846-5405 (loc), or send snail-mail to Post Office Box 6291, Fairfield Gardens, Queensland 4103, Australia

Email us at info@trans.com.au

Trans:Com Timeline

1993

  • Label formed.
  • Call for demos – poster distributed.

1994

1995

  • Cyberia CD compilation released.
  • 2-night Cyberia event at the Institute of Modern Art. Tycho Brahe, Glitch, Blood Party, Pure Bunk, Ande Foster, Stormboy, Now:Zero, Pure (Andy Bagley), Low Key Operations and 8E38 live. Nude Productions performance art.
  • First Trans:Com website online.
  • Permanent event at The Orient with Popscene. The Isle, Tycho Brahe and Sphere live.
  • Blood Party Rock n Roll Psychology cassette released.

1996

1997

1998

1999

2001

…hiatus…

2004

2006

  • Silhouette Series (4x) events at Brisbane Powerhouse. The Isle, Taiyo, Andy Bagley, Victor Xray, Ponyloaf, Tycho Brahe, Loveless, Replikant, My Ninja Lover, Dizzygotheca, Lawrence English and Dharma Buffer live. Pulse Radio internet radio broadcasts.
  • Pure Bunk reform for last ever performance to support Nitzer Ebb at The Arena. Video collage produced – used later as a clip for Eugene vs. Influenzor.
  • Trans:Com signs to Apple iTunes.

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

Artists

The following bands and artists have collaborated with, recorded for, performed at, and/or contributed to releases, compilations, events, and/or projects with Trans:Com. Support them as they have supported us.

8E38, AapogeE, Aeroplastic Voice, Airborne Toxic Event, alanrock, Alieonix, All Electric Kitchen, Alphanaut, Alternate Parallel Reality, Ande Foster, Andrew Tuttle, Anonymeye, Arundel, Ash in October, Atomic Beat Squad, Atomic Disease, Base-X, BeXta, Benedict Roff-Marsh, Bfffth, Biffplex, Blood Party, Blunt Instrument, Boxcar, Brainbeau, Browning Mummery, Carl Heaton, Ching, Clout, Column 3-57, Crash Machine, Crib Sex, D-Ko, Dan Hack, Dance Theatre, Daniel Hack, Dataparty, David Corazza, Deepvivid, Dharma Buffer, Diaspora, Discount Adult Zone, Dizzygotheca, Dobie Gillis Experience, Dogmachine, Dot.AY, Dream Circle, Dust Storm Jogger, Edwin Morrow, Eggo & Hot Pocket, Electropulse, Elroy 4.0, Eugene Carchesio, Face Invada, FiShHeaD, First World, Genshen, Get the Girl, Glitch, Gridlock, Hans Freymadl, He Dark Age, Helium 3, Hot2Go, House Guests, Hunz, Hydatid, illuminati inc, In-Sync, Inertia / Projekt Inertia, Integer, Irena Xero, Ironing Music, ismISM, Jandy Rainbow, Jen-E, John Watermann, John-e Xero, Kettle, Kilgore Trout Combustion, Kunt, Lawrence English, Leighton Craig, Loveless, Low Key Operations, LowKey+Nude, Matt Mawson, Mega Drive Cartridge, Mekanoid, Michelle Xen, Mirko, Molliger, Monster Zoku Onsomb, Morgan Geist (as Ghee), Murray Antill / Stormboy, My Cerulean Heart, My Ninja Lover, nAM-sHUB oF eNKI, Neon Cactus, Now:Zero / Victor Xray Audio System, Odd Harmonic, Operon, Ostia, Parade, Paramour, Pepe Lara, Peter Macpherson, Pinkenba, Ponyloaf, Poota, Pork, Pure Bunk, Re:Enactment, Reality Pixie, Replikant, Retarded Mouse, Rose Carrousel, Ryddum Animal, Scozbor, Sek-Shun 426, Severed Heads, Sexing The Cherry, Silent Shadow, Soma Rasa, SonnenSystem, Soundhive, Sphere, Spook, Squelch, Statler and Waldorf, Stormboy, Superfluid, T-Rage, Tainted Violets, Taiyo, Team Plastique, Terry Murphy, The Bind, The Isle, The Megamen, The Village Elephant, Tim Gruchy, Tycho Brahe, VISI, Vario Air, Vectrex, Velleity, Vertigo, Victor Xray, Visi, Vision Four 5, X in O, Xero, Zephyr Timbre, Zippy