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Movement in Still Life

  • BT
  • CD
  • 1 disc

  • 1. Madskillz-Mic Chekka
    2. Never Gonna Come Back Down - (featuring M. Doughty/DJ Rap)
    3. Dreaming
    4. Shame
    5. Movement in Still Life
    6. Satellite
    7. Godspeed
    8. Running Down Way Up
    9. Mercury and Solace
    10. Smartbomb
    11. Love on Haight Street
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CD 301542

  • Credits
    ProducerBT
    EngineerSteven Barkan; BT

    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.
    Arranger: BT.
    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.

  • Critic Reviews
    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."
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