BT

BT

Real Name:
Brian Wayne Transeau
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From an early age BT; born Brian Wayne Transeau (born October 4, 1971); demonstrated a remarkable aptitude for playing and understanding classical music. He was heavily influenced by avant-garde and romantic composers such as Stravinsky, Bartok, Debussy and Rachmaninov. His biggest influences, however, were from everyday sounds that most would take for granted. Growing up in his childhood home in Maryland, BT would notice the meter of the grandfather clock in his foyer, the micro-rhythms of crickets and cicadas and the ambience of passing trains at night.

The drive to actualize the tools BT envisions has led to his evolution as one of the most cutting-edge programmers and technologists in music today. He has expanded this reach into a visionary software venture, Sonik Architects which launched its critically- and commercially-acclaimed iPhone application, Sonifi™, last fall.

BT is the earliest of early adopters and widely accredited as a maven of modern sound techniques.

An avid lover of both mathematics and physics, BT looks for inspiration by experiencing natural phenomena, frequently discovering complex mathematical patterns and structural relationships in everyday objects and environments that are often taken for granted.
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BT Discography

Albums

0630-122265-1 BT 今 Ima (Album) Perfecto, EastWest, Musicnow Records 0630-122265-1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
3984-20065-2 BT ESCM (Album) Perfecto 3984-20065-2 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
none BT Movement In Still Life (Album, Comp) Headspace none UK 1999 Sell This Version
none BT Remixes(2xCDr) Warner/Chappell none US 2000 Sell This Version
none BT Still Life In Motion (Album) Ministry Of Sound none UK 2001 Sell This Version
0 6700 32089 2 5 BT Emotional Technology (Album, EP, Maxi, Comp) Nettwerk America 0 6700 32089 2 5 US 2003 Sell This Version
1112 BT Music From And Inspired By The Film Monster(CD + DVD) DTS Entertainment 1112 US 2004 Sell This Version
302 066 676 2 BT Stealth Varèse Sarabande 302 066 676 2 US 2005 Sell This Version
1140 BT This Binary Universe DTS Entertainment 1140 US 2006 Sell This Version
none BT Look - Original Score By BT(CD, Album) Not On Label (BT Self-released) none US 2006 Sell This Version
0 6700 35500 5 5 BT The Rose Of Jericho Black Hole Recordings, Black Hole Recordings 0 6700 35500 5 5 US 2009 Sell This Version
AVICD 60723/4 BT These Hopeful Machines (Album) Black Hole Recordings AVICD 60723/4 Taiwan 2010 Sell This Version
NEWCD9101 BT These Re-Imagined Machines (Album, Comp) Black Hole Recordings NEWCD9101 UK 2011 Sell This Version
none BT Nuovo Morceau Subrosa (Album) Binary Acoustics none US 2012 Sell This Version
45CD12038 BT If The Stars Are Eternal So Are You And I (Album) Binary Acoustics 45CD12038 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
ARMA352, 45CD13017 BT A Song Across Wires (Album) Armada (4) ARMA352, 45CD13017 Australia 2013 Sell This Version
M2-36734 BT & Gregory Tripi BT & Gregory Tripi - Dark Places Milan M2-36734 US 2015 Sell This Version
none BT Electronic Opus (Album) Not On Label (BT Self-released) none US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MNR002 B.T.* Embracing The Future Musicnow Records MNR002 US 1993 Sell This Version
MNR-005 B.T.* Nocturnal Transmission Musicnow Records MNR-005 US 1994 Sell This Version
SAM 1690 BT Divinity Perfecto SAM 1690 UK 1995 Sell This Version
PERF110CD, 0630-11746-2 B.T.* Featuring Vincent Covello B.T.* Featuring Vincent Covello - Loving You More (Single, Maxi) Perfecto PERF110CD, 0630-11746-2 UK & France 1995 Sell This Version
SAM1688 BT Tripping The Light Fantastic Perfecto SAM1688 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MNR-004 BT Embracing The Sunshine (Single, Maxi) Perfecto, EastWest MNR-004 US 1993 Sell This Version
SAM1691 BT Quark Perfecto, Kinetic Records, Reprise Records SAM1691 UK 1995 Sell This Version

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Deepest-Tempest

Deepest-Tempest

January 31, 2015
BT is a well known pioneer of trance music of the 1990s. His focuses have changed around the mid-2000s, and certainly not always for the better. Just like many of his caliber (Armin Van Buuren as one example), his latest works reflect pursuing a life of a rockstar rather than making fresh innovative tracks. Still, BT helped lay out the foundations that other trance and progressive house artists would learn from and be inspired by. I recommend his 1990s and early 2000s works, those are his greater achievements when he wasn't jaded nor hypnotized by common gimmicks.
tomwolfe727

tomwolfe727

January 16, 2015
Been listening to BT for over 15 years now. I was immediately hooked after hearing Mercury and Solace for the first time. I bought up everything I could that had his name on it at the time and never looked back. His music inspires, mesmerizes, and relaxes. It pumps, rejuventates, and is down right fun. He has had his blunders, but makes up for it in spades.

Please note that BT is not a DJ, he is a producer. He is one of the finest producers in electronic music today and quite possibly in the last 20 years. He is truly innovative and he is always raising the bar for himself and fellow musicians as well. Give this guy a listen, you won't regret.
Diaezoner

Diaezoner

October 25, 2013
BT has been my number one dance artist for at least 10 years. I have always found the right hour in the day to listen to him, be that 5am to chill after a party, or 7pm to rev up for a night out. His style of music ranges far and wide across the electronic genres, with influences clearly felt in some songs, (the quite tribal sounding "Memories on the sea of forgetfulness"). I find with his music,it very much evokes imagery in your mind as you listen, Flaming June, and Dreamer being examples of this. I could gush here for hours, but ultimately the most I can say is:
Clear your mind.
Just Listen...
djnick00

djnick00

May 4, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
Pure genius. Nuff said.
jiggawhat

jiggawhat

January 31, 2012
It's my view that in electronic music, some people are producers, and some are DJs. Usually those in the former group are bad DJs, and those in the latter group are bad producers.

If this assumption is true, then BT is a producer at heart. As a DJ he was never much of anything, but he has made a career out of innovating electronic dance music.
mimiq

mimiq

July 25, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
a genius indeed.

May 23, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
One word for this guy, pioneer. This man has changed and shaped the way people listen to music and appreciate. With his wide spread of musical talent, spreading from Drum'n'Bass to House and Breaks to Progressive Trance, he has definately earned himself the respect he deserves for the hard work he puts into his music. Each and everyone of his songs are masterpieces. Take his trancy song "Flaming June", and you will be hooked onto it, and I can guarantee you will be hooked onto all his other songs. Buying all of his albums was probably the best decision I have ever made.
pas

pas

May 26, 2004
BT is a prodigy. The way he produces and the way he select his sounds just is amazing. Respect for this guy who combines beautiful arrangements with the latest technology. His early work with Jphn Selway and Deep Dish are great groovy house tunes, nowadays he's more poppy (emotional technology). The album Movement in Still Life is a milestone for the nowadays fusions of different styles of dance music. If you like breaks and progressive and also have an ear for great pop tunes this producer won't let you down. Three thumbs up!

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