The Story of Transist
For the three of us, Transist represented an opportunity to revisit the musical loves of our youth. With our first release now long behind us, and having spent too much time away from writing and recording, it was with no shortage of blind enthusiasm that we threw ourselves into making this record.
Over the course of many months, what began as six or seven songs ballooned into fourteen tracks, the latter nine composing a love letter to the late seventies Rush records that shaped so much of our musical beginnings.
Though there are thematic threads that span the entire album, The Möbius Trip in particular is dedicated, with the utmost respect and appreciation, to Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and the late Neil Peart, whose untimely passing in early 2020 made our work on this album more than bittersweet.
Thank you for decades of inspiration.
And to our families—whose tireless support and superhuman patience have wholly enabled this bizarre and deeply rewarding enterprise—we can only offer our unending gratitude and love.
—Steve, Juan, and Ruben
Steve Laur — drums and percussion
Juan Mantilla — electric and acoustic guitars
Ruben Moreno — bass guitar, vocals, keyboards
Produced by Ruben Moreno and Paradigm Blue
Engineered, recorded, and mixed by Ruben Moreno
Mastered by Brent Lambert at Kitchen Mastering, Carrboro NC
All arrangements by Paradigm Blue
Keyboards on “Perihelion” and final keyboard solo on “Resistor” by Derek Sherinian
Art direction and illustrations by Randall Mackey
Liner layout and additional design by Ruben Moreno
Photography by Paradigm Blue