“Prophet”, “visionary”; “maven”, “auteur”: when it comes to descriptions of the renowned, Brian Transeau aka BT has likely heard them all. Engineer of ‘IMA’, ‘ESCM’, ‘Movement In Still Life’ and others – his discography is lined with albums that qualify amongst electronic music’s most seminal. Now, in a continuance of his more experimental/theoretical releases, BT has crafted a spiritual successor to works like 2006’s ‘This Binary Universe’ and ‘If The Stars Were Eternal’ (2012).
‘Dash’? ‘Underscore’? ‘X’? ‘The Album With No Name’?! Right now, there’s no right or wrong way to articulate the title of _. It’s open to interpretation. Yours to reference, entirely as you will. When the future comes, consensus shall decide. Right now, all open source.
Filmic, thematic, dramatic? You’d expect nothing less from this release. Asymmetric, anti-algorhythmic and, by design, hard to predict? Likewise, without a doubt. With a trace of Future Sound of London and an evident edge of John Cage, it’s assembled, classically, into 6 tracks, bridged by 3 Movements. It’s also a musical composition in the truest sense of the expression.
BT: _ released October 14th. Pre-order here.
BT ‘_’ Track/Movement list
02_The Code Of Hammurabi
04_Lost In Translation
09_Five Hundred and Eighty Two