In the blink of an eye, your entire outlook on a specific style, perhaps even life itself can be shaken to its very foundations. It changed my perception of a whole genre, and it also changed the way I experience the narrative of an artist. Around , electronic music was my antichrist. I associated this rich subgenre with cheap clubs, dull techno beats, and mindless raves.
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This Binary Universe is a new release from the artist known internationally as BT. The DVD collaboration of composer and animators is more than a bonus animated version of the CD tracks. It is a genuine unification of music and visuals; a stand-alone artwork pushing the limits of available technology in sound engineering and computer-generated art. BT's This Binary Universe is really a follow-up to his soundtrack to Monster , a brilliant work of cinematic moods and ambient Americana. It was unjustly ignored by both the Oscars and the Grammys, where it should have at least been nominated for Best Surround Sound Recording. None of that has stopped Brian Transeau from going further down this path of expansive ambient electronica that takes him out of the techno-pop and trance direction he had been pursuing. This Binary Universe taps into BT's classical side, with expansive arrangements and intricate, albeit minimalist, thematic development. From the opening of "All That Makes Us Human Continues," BT reveals himself as a master of Eno-esque melancholy, as simple melodies evolve through an electro-orchestral instrumental palette. Lounge jazz with solos in the key of abstract, plaintive arpeggiated guitars, electro marches, minimalist hymns, and pastoral dreamscapes drive an album that seeks out joy and redemption, but not without traveling through the dark. The last track, "Good Morning Kaia," is a paean to his newborn daughter, and the most purely anthemic track on the disc.
This Binary Universe is the fifth studio album by the composer and electronica artist BT. It was released on August 29, The album was a significant about-face for Transeau, largely abandoning the progressive trance music he was known for, in favor of ambient soundscapes, live orchestration and glitch music.