Trans-Millenia Consort is the near mythical debut album by the late West Coast composer, healer, and medium Pauline Anna Strom. First released in 1982, the album is a bold and beautiful evocation of a life that exists between and beyond time. Evoking ancient rituals and primordial futures, the music of Trans-Millenia Consort glows with a strange iridescence; its pulsing embryonic waveforms flutter and drift, tones fall like raindrops of the long-ago, and melodies shimmer and dance across the ages like fireflies of a lost world. Restored and mixed from the original reels by Marta Salogni, and newly remastered, this is the album’s first ever official reissue, and the definitive edition of a visionary statement.
“I consider myself the “Trans-Millenia Consort,” by which title I wish to be known. This to me is a personal declaration that I have been in previous lives, that I am in this life, and that I shall in future lives be a musical consort to time. My music is a timeless entity, clothed in the mists of prehistory, beautifully sensitive to the tortured and joyous emotions of the present, rich and voluptuously full of the glory and anguish of future worlds. And so, as the Trans-Millenia Consort, the living incarnation of this all-embracing entity of music; I endeavor through music to delve into all time spaces to tap resources of knowledge and power as ancient as the Universe and as young as unborn worlds, in the hope that I may bring a measure of peace and joy to emotional, spiritual, material and physical complexity that is humankind” - Pauline Anna Strom
All music composed, arranged, and performed by Pauline Anna Strom
Original recording sessions engineered by Peter and Mary Buffet, and produced by Pauline Anna Strom at home and by Lemon DeGeorge at Independent Sound across 1981 and 1982 (San Francisco, California). Executive produced by Willard Van De Bogart.
Mixed by Marta Salogni for Studio Zona across 2021 and 2022 (London, United Kingdom)
Mix assistance from Jeremy Harris, John Also Bennett, and Euan Hinshelwood
Tape transfers by Sonicraft (Red Bank, New Jersey)
Mastered and cut by Anne Taegert for Dubplates & Mastering (Berlin, Germany)
Cover artwork by Karma Moffett
Design by Will Work for Good
Research, development, and energies: Zonder Titel
Originally released on Ether Ship Records in 1982. Licensed under permission from the estate of Pauline Anna Strom.