Electronic Music Pioneer BT announces 6th Artist Album and confirms main stage set at Trance Energy
Written by Des OSullivan
March 11, 2010 10:45 am
A true pioneer of electronic music, BT is arguably one of its greatest renaissance men. Whether scoring Pixar films and composing intricate scores with eighty-piece orchestras for films like The Fast and the Furious, or remixing artists including Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos and Seal, he has consistently balanced creative songwriting, sonic innovation and the latest technology,
Three years since the release of his critically acclaimed experimental album ‘This Binary Universe’, BT returns with his sixth artist album, ‘These Hopeful Machines’, a 2 disc set featuring a total of 12 tracks.
‘These Hopeful Machines’ embodies BT’s ability to weave both his technical prowess and compositional mastery that reminds listeners why he is the electronic music composer that all other producers study.
Album opener and new single, ‘Suddenly’ opens to a minute’s worth of glitchy breakbeats made using BT’s own software, Breaktweaker, before morphing into a powerful, guitar-driven anthem that is among the album’s most memorable songs, ‘The Emergency’. The album features BT’s first cover, a reinterpretation of ‘The Ghost in You’ by The Psychedelic Furs. There are also multiple collaborators on ‘These Hopeful Machines’ like Rob Dickinson vocals on ‘Always’ and ‘The Unbreakable’, JES, (formerly of Motorcyle) on ‘Every Other Way’ and ‘The Light Of Things’, and The Police’s Stewart Copeland who lends a drum breakdown to ‘Every Other Way’.
BT plays Trance Energy’s main stage on 4th April. ‘These Hopeful Machines’ is released on the 15th of March.
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