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Brian Transeau
United States
Current Residence: HelLA
Favourite genre of music: Music that tells the truth
Favourite photographer: David Hockney (looks like my music sounds!!)
Favourite style of art: Same as music
Operating System: OS X
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Favourite cartoon character: Cartman, hands down....

These Hopeful Machines

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 11, 2009, 7:23 AM

Hey Deviants!!

Here's a press release for my new album. Anyone here know how I can bump photo's from my iPhone to my Deviant Page??
Any help would be much appreciated!

Hope you are all fantastic and happy holidays to you all :)


Internationally renowned artist, visionary producer, film composer and technologist BT is back with THESE HOPEFUL MACHINES, a double-disc opus that carries listeners through 2 hours of sweeping orchestral arrangements, pulsating electronic beats, heartfelt vocal melodies and even simple acoustic guitar. Out February 2 (Nettwerk), These Hopeful Machines embodies BT's ability to weave both his technical prowess and compositional mastery that reminds listeners why he is the composer that all other composers and producers study.

These Hopeful Machines is the follow up to 2006's This Binary Universe, an album that created an entirely new genre of evocative electro-acoustic music. Keyboard Magazine wrote in a review, "In a hundred years, it could well be studied as the first major work of the new millennium. It's that good." These Hopeful Machines continues to evolve BT's distinct technical, lyrical and compositional vision and execution, but his usual melodic complexity and bleeding-edge electronic techniques permeate the album from start to finish.
Album opener and first official single "Suddenly" (out January 12) 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 track "The Emergency," is instantly a classic BT dance hit designed to linger long after the song ends. The album even features BT's first cover, a reinterpretation of "The Ghost in You" by The Psychedelic Furs. The song was recorded on tape, giving it a familiar and sentimental feeling while maintaining BT's distinctive style. There are also multiple collaborators on This Binary Universe, like Rob Dickinson vocals on "Always" and "The Unbreakable," Jes, (formerly of Motorcyle) on "Every Other Way" and "The Light In Things," and The Police's Stewart Copeland who lends a drum breakdown to "Every Other Way."

From an early age, BT, born Brian Transeau, 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, from noticing the meter of the grandfather clock in the foyer to the micro-rhythms of crickets and cicadas to the ambience of passing trains at night.

"When examining my creation process, it makes perfect sense why I am a forced technologist," he explains. "I frequently face the fact that the tools I need to compose music simply don't exist. It is like being an architect without bricks or mortar. I routinely create my own bricks and connective tissue as the diving off point to the compositional process."

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.

Says BT, "My ultimate goal is to keep the emotional counterpoint and the integrity of the song intact, even when pushing the envelope with style and technique. The faster things get, the less people are willing to take in a body of creative work. There are so few things now that will engage us. The intent of consuming music is usually to have an awareness or a feeling, to have a truly, empathic connection to others. My hope is to create something that makes people feel that they have consumed something that completes a void. I want to create something lasting."

These Hopeful Machines track listing:

Disc 1

1. Suddenly

2. The Emergency

3. Every Other Way

4. The Light Of Things

5. Rose Of Jericho

6. Forget Me

Disc 2

1. A Million Stars

2. Love Can Kill You

3. Always

4. Le Nocturne De Lumiere

5. The Unbreakable

6. The Ghost In You

Stay tuned for more news from BT…

  • Listening to: The Sound of impending snow!


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neonr4in Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Hello, BT, I can't believe you have a dA !

Your Skylarking was great, keep trance <3
vandalgion Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Hello,if you want to help our community to stop scammers,please read this journal and repost it.Thanks
StrangeCanine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant believe you actually have a deviantart! I am a huge fan of your music! <3
Sevour Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Hello BT!
I made a stamp of you, I hope you don't mind! :)
-> [link]
Sevour Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh my god, you're on dA?! ♥
CommanderA9 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Still loving the sound man!

Don't give up for anything!
BeachDay Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
I saw a live showing of This Binary Universe in Hollywood, and got to meet you. Till this day I can't decipher whether the music was made for the short film or vice versa.

The album, "these hopeful machines" is absolutely amazing. I've listened to it, and every time I do I hear the evolution you've gone through as an artist back from Movement in still motion (the UK version) until today. Its really great to follow you as an artist, and I look forward to seeing more of what you have create.

ShawnPD Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
i am confused about what religious stand point you have (and man you are so smart you know what's right and wrong) its hard to tell with you music(and thats album hopeful machines) and you sill go out clubbing thats wrong, what are you ? and what do you believe in ?
z3roibot Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
230 months of premium membership!!! BT Sun of a B***

PD: I want to be just like you >:)
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