Movement in Still Life

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Barnes & Noble - David J. Prince
Dance floor guru Brian "BT" Transeau returns with MOVEMENT IN STILL LIFE, his first full-length album since 1997's ESCM. Signed to leading British DJ Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto label in 1995, BT gained a reputation for delivering high-energy Eurtorance that was extremely effective in giant nightclubs across the globe. Tracks like "Embracing the Future" and "Remember" were dance floorfillers, and his 1996 collaboration with Tori Amos, "Blue Skies," gained him minor success in America. STILL LIFE remains true to BT's high-energy dance roots with the club hit "Dreaming" with Opus 3's Kirsty Hawkshaw on vocals and the 303-workout "Mercury and Solace." But the album also ...
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Barnes & Noble - David J. Prince
Dance floor guru Brian "BT" Transeau returns with MOVEMENT IN STILL LIFE, his first full-length album since 1997's ESCM. Signed to leading British DJ Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto label in 1995, BT gained a reputation for delivering high-energy Eurtorance that was extremely effective in giant nightclubs across the globe. Tracks like "Embracing the Future" and "Remember" were dance floorfillers, and his 1996 collaboration with Tori Amos, "Blue Skies," gained him minor success in America. STILL LIFE remains true to BT's high-energy dance roots with the club hit "Dreaming" with Opus 3's Kirsty Hawkshaw on vocals and the 303-workout "Mercury and Solace." But the album also finds him trying to expand his repertoire: drum 'n' bass "Smartbomb", hip-hop "Madskills", and even straight-ahead guitar tracks "Shame" and "Satellite" all find their way into his mix, with varying results. Like Moby, BT is intent on showing that dance music is only one part of his musical vision, and MOVEMENT IN STILL LIFE serves as a multigenre resume.
All Music Guide - John Bush
In a turn away from his arena-sized, progressive-house origins, Brian Transeau chose to diversify for his third album. With an inspired cast of co-producers and guest vocalists, Movement in Still Life takes on electro-funk and breakbeat techno with plenty of room for nods to the kind of epic trance that made his name on dancefloors all over the world. Three of the biggest names in late-'90s trance Sasha, Paul Van Dyk, and Hybrid help out here, and Transeau moves further afield with help from breakbeat maestros Adam Freeland and Kevin Beber on "Hip Hop Phenomenon." Elsewhere an array of familiar names lend their talents to the album -- Soul Coughing's M. Doughty, drum'n'bass superstar-in-waiting DJ Rap, former Opus III vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw -- but the best moments here are pure Transeau. The majestic atmosphere of "Mercury and Solace" and "Godspeed" prove that Transeau can range as far as he wants for his inspirations without sacrificing the sound that made him one of the most noted dance producers in the world.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2000
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • UPC: 067003015424
  • Catalog Number: 30154
  • Sales rank: 201,317

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Madskillz-Mic Chekka (4:52)
  2. 2 Never Gonna Come Back Down - DJ Rap (5:47)
  3. 3 Dreaming (5:19)
  4. 4 Shame (3:21)
  5. 5 Movement in Still Life (4:30)
  6. 6 Satellite (5:11)
  7. 7 Godspeed (5:10)
  8. 8 Running Down Way Up (5:51)
  9. 9 Mercury and Solace (5:07)
  10. 10 Smartbomb (5:10)
  11. 11 Love on Haight Street (6:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
BT Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Kirsty Hawkshaw Vocals
Jan Johnston Vocals, Background Vocals
Peanut Butter Wolf scratching
Richard Fortus Guitar
Scott Frassetto Drums
Planet Asia Vocals
Davey Dave scratching
50 Grand Vocals
Technical Credits
Steven Barkan Engineer
Brian Transeau Composer, Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Gaeten Schurrer Vocal Editing
Adam Freeland Programming
Kevin Beber Programming
Andy Page Programming, Loop Programming, Vocal Editing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BT IS BACK AND TEARIN' IT UP!!!

    i read somewhere not too long ago that BT never even wanted to do the whole trance thing (which is still brilliant in my opinion), but now that he's doing breaks/d&b/hiphop-influenced tunes like he always wanted to do, people are calling him a sellout...hmmm...well, if you ask me (and lots of other people), BT tears it up no matter WHAT genre he's producing music in. these nu-skool breaks are complex but still PHAT, and can definitely keep the party goin'.

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