Sunday, March 27, 2011

BT - This Binary Universe (2006)

Surprised I haven't upped this one.  BT is familiar to many because of the power of his trance songs.  This isn't that.  Berklee trained, his compositional skills are in full effect on this release.

Tough to categorize and diverse in scope, it was critically, though not commercially, acclaimed.

Though the original release (which I still have...) came with an accompanying DVD with 5.1 Surround Sound, this is the CD only.

Just gave it another listen and it still packs a punch.  I have a feeling that this one will age very well.  Highest recomendation (just don't expect to whip out the Glo Sticks...).



Shameless plug...

Sorry, no links to the new stuff, just plugging the artists but, as with most things these days, you can track 'em down online without much headache.

Knowone LP001 - incredible compilation of slowed down, chilled out dub tech (shades of bvdub all over this one)

Silent Season - Full Circle (sampler), each sleeve individually screenprinted over a recycled jacket, contains four tracks from the Silent Season Wandering compilation which is one of the best electronic compilations I've ever heard (picked up a copy of this one as well on CD, limited edition of 300 made).  Well worth the effort to track it down. 

Relapxych.0 - City Nighlights - his latest release, well worth picking up a copy; comes in various versions, including a 5.1 Surround Sound mix.   

A.R. Ranger - Variations Over Laura Palmer's Theme - Picked this one up after revisiting Julee Cruise's Floating Into the Night.  A smattering of Julee Cruise stuff is available here.

Also picked up a sealed copy of Cowboy Junkies' Trinity Session on the CJ's own Latent label.  This is the original, released only in Canada before being picked up by RCA and re-issued.  If you don't already have this album, it is one of those rare truly essential albums.

Got tons of other crap that needs gones through too...been a little busy...