Movement in Still Life

Movement in Still Life

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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 theSee more details below

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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.

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2000
Label:
Nettwerk Records
UPC:
0067003015424
catalogNumber:
30154
Rank:
165524

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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
BT   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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