“These Hopeful Machines” a retrospective

Where to begin.. I have been a fan of BT’s early works for years with Deep Dish. Plus his incredible sound design within the first Fast and the Furious film soundtrack. From ESCM, and beyond, it is always a unique journey of where he takes his listeners, and fans to next. No two albums are the same, they contain their own identity from beginning to end.

These Hopeful Machines was released eleven years ago (2010) It was one of the most surreal chapters in the artist’s life, and those whom he collaborated with along the way. Two discs (plus a limited edition set the following year 2011), filled with monumental songs, exploring different genres, stories, expressions, heartache, pain, forgiveness, lost in sound, to a moment of clarity, and beyond.

Being a music fan, this was a deep dive worth a listen. Each is a chapter in a book, to be read, understood, comprehended, and listened. It is an intimate conversation, a sense of self, wonder, dreams, thoughts, hopes, and the unexpected. It feels like you’re in the moment, like a scene from a movie, playing in time. Every emotional beat, moment of joy, or sadness, the feels on an extraordinary level never touched on before.

To have an outlet and write something like this. It gives me clarity on something so dear, so special to me. To share this amazing treasure, even its been said before by others. This is from me, how deep it digs in, into my heart, soul, and mind. I am thankful.

It is wild to think, its been so long. When an album was released, it still connects the instant you push play. The world fades away.

A Side:
Suddenly (vocals by: BT, Christian Burns)
The Emergency (vocals by: BT, Christian Burns, and Andrew Bayer)
Every Other Way (vocals by: JES, BT, Christian Burns)
The Light In Things (vocals by:JES)
Rose of Jericho
Forget Me (vocals by: BT, Christian Burns, additional vocals by Kaia Transeau)

B Side:
A Million Stars (Vocals by: Kirsty Hawkshaw, BT, Ulrich Schnauss)
Love Can Kill You (Vocals by: BT, Christian Burns)
Always (Vocals by: Rob Dickinson)
Le Nocturne De Lumiere
The Unbreakable (Vocals by: Rob Dickinson)
The Ghost In You (Vocals by: BT, Amelia June)

Release on Nettwerk Records

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Also available on Apple Music These Hopeful Machines
Complete video playlist of THM

Complete Album of THM on Spotify

These Re-Imagined Machines
A year later, this remix album brought in various talents to give these already stunning tracks a new sound. Some that take it to another, and to where no BT song has ever gone before. Exploring even more genres, TRM is another experience that must be felt, and heard. Topping at 17 tracks featuring even more + vibes

Complete track list on Spotify TRM

Le Nocturne De Lumiere (Cedric Gervais Remix)
Rose of Jericho (Adam K and Soha Remix)
Always (Funkagenda Mix)
Love Can Kill You (Moonbeam Remix)
The Emergency (Marcus Schössow Remix)
Every Other Way (feat. JES) (Josh Gabriel Remix)
Suddenly (Ferry Corsten Remix)
Forget Me (Mr Sam Remix)
The Unbreakable (Grayarea Mix)
THE EMERGENCY (Lost Stories Remix VS. Dragon, Jontron, Manufactured Superstars Remix)
Rose of Jericho (Sultan and Ned Shepard Remix)
A Million Stars (Digital Stories Remix)
The Light In Things (tyDi Remix)
Always (Chicane Remix)
The Unbreakable (Breakfast Remix)
Forget Me (Michael Cassette Mix)
Every Other Way (FEAT. JES) (Armin Van Buuren Remix)

For more info on BT’s past, and present tracks. Visit his website BTMusic
Also the phenomenal singer/songwriter/producer/dj JES
Plus the awesome dood Christian Burns

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