Temporary Transformation Machine

Temporary Transformation Machine


The Carpenters meet The Kills. Or something.


Temporary Transformation Machine/Myshel Prasad is a Los Angeles musican, poet and painter, currently working on her first solo record with Lee Wall (formerly of NYC band "Luna") and singing back ups for Xu Xu Fang.

She studied acting at North Carolina School of the Arts and then with Uta Hagen at HB studios in NYC (and graduated from NYU) before moving to Boulder to attend The Naropa University's Jack Keruoac School of Disembodied Poetics MFA program, where she studied with poets Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldeman and Amiri Baraka, among many others, and sang the title role in Ed Sanders' opera "Cassandra," performed by torchlight on Flagstaff Mountain.

After graduating from Naropa, Myshel became the singer/songwriter/guitarist for the rock band Space Team Electra. She co-produced two full-length albums, "The Vortex Flower" with Chicago producer Keith Cleversely (Flaming Lips, Spiritualized, Hum) and "The Intergalactic Torch Song" with producer Sandy Pearlman (Blue Oyster Cult, The Clash) in San Rafael, CA. The Denver-based band played the SXSW and NXNE festivals and toured throughout the US (see www.spaceteamelectra.com for more info).

As a poet and spoken word artist, Myshel won the slam at the greatly missed Nuyorican in NYC and performed on the main stage at the Lollapalooza festival, and at various events in Los Angeles, Boulder, Denver, London (BBC Electric Proms), Montreal, and Prague.

Myshel plays the tenor #2 part in the Glenn Branca's guitorchestra piece, "Hallucination City, " and has performed with the ensemble at Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Sculpture Park in Seattle, and The Roundhouse Theatre in London. As a solo artist she has played the Montreal Pop Festival and three London gigs with Jont Whittington's traveling Unlit party, and she is a contributing member of LA's new and most mysterious press-conference-only project "Night People: Music for Old People by Old People," featuring singer/songwriter (and film director) Matthew Buzzell, former Luna guitarist Sean Eden, and formidable percussion and production talent, the very patient Lee Wall.


"The Vortex Flower," and "Space Apple deluxe," (EP) STE, produced by Keith Cleversley and Myshel Prasad at The Playground in Chicago. "The Intergalactic Torch Song," STE, produced by Sandy Pearlman and Myshel Prasad at Alpha/Omega in San Rafael, CA.