BT

Real Name:
Brian Wayne Transeau
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BT (born October 4, 1971 in Rockville, Maryland) is an American musician and music producer, who has been active in the electronic music scene since the early '90s.
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0630-122265-1 BT - 今 Ima album art BT 今 Ima (Album) Perfecto, EastWest, Musicnow Records 0630-122265-1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
3984-20065-2 BT - ESCM album art BT ESCM (Album) Perfecto 3984-20065-2 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
HEDSCDA 001 BT - Movement In Still Life album art BT Movement In Still Life (Album, Comp) Headspace, Pioneer (3) HEDSCDA 001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none BT - Remixes album art BT Remixes Warner/Chappell none US 2000 Sell This Version
BTMOSLP1 BT - Still Life In Motion album art BT Still Life In Motion (Album) Ministry Of Sound BTMOSLP1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
AVICD60306/7 BT - Emotional Technology album art BT Emotional Technology (Album, EP, Maxi, Comp) Nettwerk America AVICD60306/7 Taiwan 2003 Sell This Version
none BT - Music From And Inspired By The Film Monster album art BT Music From And Inspired By The Film Monster (Album) DTS Entertainment none US 2003 Sell This Version
302 066 676 2 BT - Stealth (Original Motion Picture Score) album art BT Stealth (Original Motion Picture Score) Varèse Sarabande 302 066 676 2 US 2005 Sell This Version
none BT - Under Suspicion album art BT Under Suspicion(CDr, Album, Promo) Soundtrack Music Associates none US 2005 Sell This Version
1140 BT - This Binary Universe album art BT This Binary Universe (Album) DTS Entertainment 1140 US 2006 Sell This Version
067003059954 BT - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 album art BT Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005(13xFile, MP3) E.A.R.S. (EA™ Recordings) 067003059954 USA, Canada & Europe 2006
none BT - Look - Original Score By BT album art BT Look - Original Score By BT(CD, Album) Not On Label (BT Self-released) none US 2006 Sell This Version
VSD-6793 BT - Catch And Release (Original Motion Picture Score) album art BT and Tommy Stinson BT and Tommy Stinson - Catch And Release (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) Varèse Sarabande VSD-6793 US 2007 Sell This Version
EA 005 BT - BT Electronica album art BT BT Electronica(CD, Album) APM Music EA 005 US 2007 Sell This Version
AVICD 60723/4 BT - These Hopeful Machines album art BT These Hopeful Machines (Album) Black Hole Recordings AVICD 60723/4 Taiwan 2010 Sell This Version
NEWCD9101 BT - These Re-Imagined Machines album art BT These Re-Imagined Machines (Album, Comp) Black Hole Recordings NEWCD9101 UK 2011 Sell This Version
45CD12038 BT - If The Stars Are Eternal So Are You And I album art BT If The Stars Are Eternal So Are You And I (Album) Binary Acoustics 45CD12038 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
none BT - Nuovo Morceau Subrosa album art BT Nuovo Morceau Subrosa (Album) Binary Acoustics none US 2012 Sell This Version
ARMA352, 45CD13017 BT - A Song Across Wires album art BT A Song Across Wires (Album) Armada (4) ARMA352, 45CD13017 Australia 2013 Sell This Version
M2-36734 BT - Dark Places album art BT & Gregory Tripi BT & Gregory Tripi - Dark Places (Album) Milan M2-36734 US 2015 Sell This Version
none BT - Electronic Opus album art BT Electronic Opus (Album) Electronic Opus none US 2015 Sell This Version
none BT - Under Suspicion Score album art BT Under Suspicion Score(30xFile, AIFF, 16 ) Not On Label (BT Self-released) none US 2015
BT - _ album art BT _ (Album) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
KSS3TE CD 02 BT - Ittefaq (Original Motion Picture Score) album art BT Ittefaq (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) KSS3TE Recordings KSS3TE CD 02 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version
Black Hole CD 191 BT - Between Here And You album art BT Between Here And You (Album) Black Hole Recordings Black Hole CD 191 Netherlands 2019 Sell This Version

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auralistica

auralistica

September 25, 2020
edited 5 days ago
The Lost Art of Good BT Albums (c)

Sad but true... and believe me I'm not one of those 'aah those were the days' nostalgic kinda guys. I just want my art to have essence. Let me elaborate.

His productions got to a point of sounding like plastic for my taste but technically still on the highest level, the music is empty though – meaning neither can I associate myself with any feelings expressed here, if those can be called such, nor listen to these tracks more than once, not even in full. No one is gonna tell him that in his cozy fan-infested instagram lair of course, at the risk of being ostracized.. Technical prowess can never replace the 'heart' of an artwork. Chis Nolan's movie Tenet is a recent proof of that (I'm sure Brian loved it, ha). Underscore '_' had its cool moments, but more recent 'abstract/ambient' albums on Black Hole were perfectly passable as well. No more 'set in stone' feel to them, let alone replayability. Just harmless background EDM for IT nerds or something... Also, my 2 cents as a photographer/designer: the lighting of cover photography is awful, making him look like a Mexican junkie as someone on Russian music forums said.. Compare this cover to his older albums – less 'me', more beauty, concepts, and mystery. Yeah I know that Black Hole as a big label probably requires you to put your face on the cover..

Overall I feel that 'passability' is the zeitgeist of our modern age and BT, having struggled all his life to be recognized for his efforts (just listen to 'Forget Me' for example), currently more or less resting on his laurels and enjoying well-deserved respect (no offence to the hard work routines of the man), can't get his unique inner voice back to go against the grain, or maybe he doesn't want to at all.

For music to have essence and nutritious filling the creator should obviously have access to corresponding experiences to reflect them in sounds; and that's why productions from 'the crazy 90s' often feel timeless and fresh and set in stone (yes, lots of garbage as well) – different age, different feel, different people, daring to dive into the unknown. I find myself returning to the 'dirty' sound of oldschool more and more often. Damn it, just blast 'Fibonacci Sequence' on proper speakers or headphones at full volume. It's filthy, it's sexy, it's dangerous! I guess our lives are becoming increasingly plastic, safe and predictable.. It's just that some accept that and settle down while others seek deeper and more profound experiences. To each their own.
AndyCroat

AndyCroat

April 4, 2018
Whatever happened with BT & Sasha's The Real World Session? Why was it removed?
crazyaejay

crazyaejay

February 9, 2017
Been a fan of his for a long time. Just wanted to say: I hate "dubstep" but whenever BT implements the genre in his music, he does so in a very cool and seamless way. For example, "Letting Go" from "A Song Across Wires". The dude definitely knows how to mix genres like nobody else.
DeepestTempest

DeepestTempest

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...
didatote

didatote

May 4, 2012
edited over 8 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.
auralistica

auralistica

July 25, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
a genius indeed.

May 23, 2006
edited over 14 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.

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