Emotional Technology

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Emotional Technology is no great departure from the cinematic landscape of Brian Transeau's excellent last album, the diverse Movement in Still Life. Keeping with that album's attention to detail and seamless flow from track to track, Emotional Technology differs by being more ambitious, personal, and in the end a bit less satisfying. "The Great Escape" goes on a bit too long, that vocal-stutter effect shows up way too often, and some of the segues and bridges only serve to get to the next song or hook. All these things wouldn't even be noteworthy if Movement in Still Life didn't set such a high standard. The rest of the hectic, polished, and widescreen album works just ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Emotional Technology is no great departure from the cinematic landscape of Brian Transeau's excellent last album, the diverse Movement in Still Life. Keeping with that album's attention to detail and seamless flow from track to track, Emotional Technology differs by being more ambitious, personal, and in the end a bit less satisfying. "The Great Escape" goes on a bit too long, that vocal-stutter effect shows up way too often, and some of the segues and bridges only serve to get to the next song or hook. All these things wouldn't even be noteworthy if Movement in Still Life didn't set such a high standard. The rest of the hectic, polished, and widescreen album works just fine. The electro-slap of Hybrid comes to mind on the Guru-guesting "Knowledge of Self," the video game noises and solid rock & roll of "Superfabulous" is mega-uplifting, and "Somnambulist" almost equals "Never Gonna Come Back Down" for pop-trance perfection. BT does a decent job delivering the vocals on six of the songs, and the guest appearances from Brain, Tommy Stinson, Rose McGowan, and JC Chasez of *NSYNC are all purposeful. Just a shade less stunning than his last full-length, Emotional Technology at least establishes him as one of the better album constructors in the singles-driven world of dance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • UPC: 067003034425
  • Catalog Number: 30344
  • Sales rank: 63,109

Album Credits

Performance Credits
BT Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Sampling, Fuzz Guitar, Kyma
Guru Vocals
Caroline LaVelle Cello, Vocals
Scott McCloud Vocals
Tommy Stinson Bass
Donna Taylor Background Vocals
Doug Wimbish Pedal Steel Guitar
Kurt Wortman Percussion
Brian "Brain" Mantia Drums
Jan Johnston Vocals
Richard Fortus Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Cello, Guitar (Baritone)
Rose McGowen Vocals
Valerie Pinkston Background Vocals
Rasco Vocals
JC Chasez Vocals, Background Vocals
Jackie Aimlie Background Vocals
Karina Ware Vocals
Technical Credits
Caroline LaVelle Composer
Clif Norrell Engineer
Gavin Taylor Art Direction, Photo Manipulation
Jan Johnston Composer
BT Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Paintings, beats
Andrew Southam Cover Photo
Rasco Contributor
DJ Swamp Cut
Bill Hamel Arranger, Producer
Jody Wisternoff Composer
Gersh Drum Technician
JC Chasez Composer
Rose McGowan Composer
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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    One of my very favorite albums hands down!

    Besides the few hip-hop styled songs, the album contains some of my absolute favorite tracks. BT is a musical genius, and I had the pleasure of seeing him life a few weeks ago. This is a class piece of great music!

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