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This Binary Universe
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Serious music fans, however, owe it to themselves to pick up BT's latest and greatest CD. Written mostly as a collection of lullabies for his daughter, Kaia, I can only describe it as majestic, unsurpassed beauty in musical form.
The sticker on the CD case contains the following quote:
"...it could well be studied as the first major electronic work of the new Millennium. It's that good.", Stephen Fortner, Keyboard Magazine
Stephen Fortner is not lying.
This record is a work of art. It's a masterpiece. It's a gift to everyone from one of the most innovative musicians working today and I feel blessed to have heard it and being allowed to share in something so obviously personal.
Never before has a record taken me through such a range of emotions; from pure elation and happiness, to deep, reflective sadness. It's the type of record that can give you hope - it's that remarkable.
"1.618" is so absurdly beautiful it doesn't seem like something that could even be created by a simple human being. "See You On The Other Side" is melancholy, yet so full of hope. The grand scope of "The Anhtkythera Mechanism" is nothing short of mindblowing, but it was the last track on the album that did it.
It was the first song to ever make me weep.
"Good Morning Kaia" is the single most beautiful piece of music I have ever experienced in all the years I have been alive.Read more ›
If you want a dance album then I would say that you would want to hold off until BT releases his next work. Apparently, he has recorded (other work too more than likely) with DJ Tiesto (Brian sings on a track called "Break My Fall"). I believe he's recording a follow up to his "Emotional Technology" album as well, which he's pretty far into. This is how I understand his current project schedule based off what I've read. I'm not sure what the content will be overall with that release. Regardless, to the people who are wondering when he'll release something dance orientated... its coming.
So, back to the album... BT is a producer at heart so he's showing his versatility even more with this album. If you are familiar his previous works then you'll know that he's also done film scores (Stealth, The Fast and the Furious, Monster, etc.) and worked with other artists as well such as Peter Gabriel or The Roots. This CD touches more on his ambient-melodic side and he puts all that he's known/learned over the years into use. This music is like a journey you go on through a lot of places and feelings before getting back to where you were originally. Each track has a different feel to it so nothing really sounds like the previous track.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing sounding, pristine album. A musical journey from start to finish, not like any other ambient or electric music I have listened to. Read morePublished 15 months ago by E. DeWitt
Awesome DVD. The illustrations and music will put you in a trance. It's incredibly interesting as a fan of the music, and the visuals definitely enhance it.Published 19 months ago by Sarah
I'm not going to elaborate much on what others have said about this album. All of the praise directed at this work is absolutely warranted. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Dr. Dan
Not available digitally. You have to purchase on CD. It is worth it if you are a fan of BT at all. It is stunning work and so musical and expressive. Read morePublished on January 29, 2014 by James R. Purcell
I am amazed by This Binary Universe! Although I must note: it is repetitive; the type of music to space out to. Read morePublished on December 6, 2013 by Luke
This is an exquisite work of art. So lovely to listen to. I'm not into the electronica stuff so much, but this is much different and peaceful, almost like a meditation CD but with... Read morePublished on December 6, 2013 by sketchalot
This pertains to the surround sound DVD. If you have only heard the CD or, worse yet, an MP3 then you have not truly heard this work. Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by Spitting Lama
This CD is a masterpiece. Now, I am somewhat limited in my historical exploration of electronic music, I've poked around a bit, I know Eno and I know Aphex Twin (esp. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by N. Stevens
I was first introduced to BT a few years ago when i heard the track somnambulist/simply being loved, i was enticed by BT's complex yet evocative sound design and was intrigued to... Read morePublished on July 2, 2011 by Mr Whoomly