BT's These Hopeful Machines
Anyone who knows me can tell you I’m a critical listener and an avid supporter of the multi-talented, uncategorizeable, BT. After hearing his new album, released February 2, 2010, my respect for him is soundly reaffirmed.
These Hopeful Machines features over 112 minutes of music that was spoiled rotten with attention during its creation; quite the welcomed relief from the influx of anemic mixes and dirty edits which appear in some of today’s mainstream (and underground) music. The signature stutter edits are there, the beats are driving and the melody’s are memorable.
Many people have written about BT’s musical style being diverse but I think some attention should be drawn to his own vocal style. He’s a chameleon — umm, a chameleon who hits some high notes that’ll make ya wonder if he had to rack himself in the nuts just before hitting record. Whhaaattt??
There are guitars reminiscent of the sounds from the film score of Monster and some micro edits that tie back in to This Binary Universe. There are Energy levels from “Holy Shit” to “That’s calming” and a sonic spectrum that puts those pricey speakers of yours to good use. Wanna hear new stuff? Listen a second time with headphones on.
My personal favorites on the album, in case you care, are (in no particular order): Suddenly, The Emergency, Every other Way, Forget me and Love can Kill you.
You can buy the album now at Amazon.com or on iTunes. I hope this album makes you a BT fan — if so, you’ll want to follow his twitter feed.