BT Movement in Still Life
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- by BT ~ Emotional Technology ~ $8.98
- Released: June 6, 2000
- Label: Nettwerk Records
Entertainment Weekly - 7/7/00, pp.130-1"...Romps in as many musical playgrounds as he can....BT may be more compiler than visionary, but compilations rarely sound this engaging." - Rating: A-
Mixmag - 6/00, p.169"...We've been banging on about it for ages and finally this breaktrance wonder gets a re-release with a CD of remixes..."
CMJ - 6/12/00, p.23"...An eclectic, and entertaining musical statement from an evolving artist obviously not satisfied by simply retracing paths already worn."
- 1.Madskillz-Mic Chekka
- 2.Never Gonna Come Back Down - (featuring M. Doughty / DJ Rap)
- 5.Movement in Still Life
- 8.Running Down Way Up
- 9.Mercury and Solace
- 11.Love on Haight Street
Personnel includes: BT, DJ Rap, M. Doughty, Rasco, Fifty Grand, Peanut Butter Wolf.
Personnel: BT (vocals, guitar, programming); Jan Johnston (vocals, background vocals); 50 Grand, Kirsty Hawkshaw, Planet Asia (vocals); Richard Fortus (guitar); Scott Frassetto (drums); Adam Freeland, Kevin Beber, Andy Page (programming); Davey Dave, Peanut Butter Wolf (scratches).
Audio Mixers: Frank Gryner; Alan Moulder; Scott Humphrey.
Recording information: Basement; RPM, New York, NY.
Editor: Andy Gray .
Photographers: Ralf Strathmann; Brian Transeau.
On MOVEMENT IN STILL LIFE, producer/programmer/mastermind BT presents the accessible face of electronica. Like DJ Rap or Prodigy, he merges electronics with pop and comes up with an eclectic, radio-friendly album that should do more to advance the genre's cause than ten Warp label compilations.
Amid skittering techno breakbeats, modified house rhythms, semi-ambient sweeps, and canny sampling, BT deploys catchy choruses, rapping, and some rock-flavored arrangements. Soft female vocals float soothingly above the ethereal "Dreaming," and a couple of the cuts here could pass for tech-savvy alt-rock, with guitars and vocals aplenty. Hardcore techno fans may dismiss STILL LIFE for pandering to the masses, but those masses will find BT's album a useful entry into the world of electronic pop.
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