Saturday, August 28, 2010

BT- This Binary Universe (2006)


1. "All That Makes Us Human Continues" – 8:15 
2. "Dynamic Symmetry" – 11:23 
3. "The Internal Locus" – 10:27 
4. "1.618" – 11:34 
5. "See You on the Other Side" – 14:23 
6. "The Antikythera Mechanism" – 10:06 
7. "Good Morning Kaia" – 8:11

Before I introduce this album to you, I want to simply state that this is probably the best album from the electronic genre to be released during the first decade of the 21st century. Now let me tell you how it continues to make me feel every time I listen to it. Because that's what this blog is all about; feelings and emotions taken from sound.

Each track of this spacious album is filled with layers upon layers of sound that culminate into the most sensory experience I have ever felt through music. This Binary Universe was originally crafted to be heard in 5.1 surround sound. With that in mind, I am reminded how little my $50 Philips headphones do this album justice. Even so, I can not help but be torn down each time this cinematic piece of music can flawlessly perform its intended purpose each and every listen.

And when I say cinematic, I mean to state how seamlessly this album could transfer to a major motion picture soundtrack. The end result of this album is a picturesque depiction of a world like our own, yet strangely closer to perfection. It's almost like a mechanical fairy tale universe of some Walt Disney creation without all the inane characterization is birthed into existence during each track. What is felt can only be described as pure human emotion to be served in symphonic 8:11 to 14:23 sized bites.

This is one of the first albums that introduced me to modern electronic music. I highly recommend this album to anyone who would like to experience emotions solely through the sonic medium. One can not help but see the world in a different way after listening to This Binary Universe.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. One of the most outstanding pieces of electronic music produced in recent decades. Full of emotion and technical brilliance for those that want to capture that moment.