BT Reignites His Dance Music Roots with ‘The Lost Art Of Longing’

BT Press Photo 2019 NOV

BT, the man behind “These Hopeful Machines” and “A Song Across Wires,” returns to dance music with his latest album, The Lost Art Of Longing!

Brian Transeau, better known to the world as BT, readies his latest long-play album for fans of his dance-centered sound. Over the years, this sound evolved to encapsulate everything from hip-hop and breakbeat to trance and progressive house music. The celebrated, in his own words, “Composer, Musician, Technologist, and Creator,” is no stranger to the dance music sphere having first broken the ceiling in 1995 with Ima.

From there, he took off with ESCM in 1997, Movement in Still Life in 1999, Emotional Technology in 2003, These Hopeful Machines in 2010, and A Song Across Wires in 2013. Don’t let the gaps in the albums fool you though – in between those years he released five different ambient albums, numerous film scores, and collaborated on an electronic/classical crossover album called Electronic Opus. Add in the recent work with singer Christian Burns under the name All Hail The Silence and it is apparent that that composer keeps himself occupied.

On The Lost Art of Longing, BT returns with a tour-de-force of emotional dance music tunes.

The Lost Art of Longing features fourteen new original tracks and early peaks into the sound show BT returning to the sounds that made him most famous. Featured on the album are collaborations with Matt Fax on “1AM in Paris” and Iraina Mancini on “The War,” as well as an amazing emotional collaboration with trance vocal goddess Emma Hewitt, “No Warning Lights.”

One of the things nearing extinction; is the art of longing. As in, wanting of something you cannot immediately have. If anything positive is to come from the situation the world collectively finds itself in, it is my great hope – speed, instant gratification, and over-stimulation are swapped out for longing, imagination, and relational connection. For a child or teenager to sit thoughtfully and ponder what is to come, to hope for or envision something amazing, to dream of a place or a future – is becoming obsolete. Longing has been replaced with instant gratification. My hope is that this record reacquaints my audience with the lost art of longing. That they will take pause, get quiet, daydream, and connect to their own place of longing. Because that, I believe, is where the magic is,


So what does this mean for fans of the producer or those just discovering him? BT’s incredible talent that garnered GRAMMY nominations is back in the fold! Enjoy the deep sounds of BT’s touch on the trance genre as he pulls in the heritage of orchestral scoring and the playful whimsy of his circuit bending brain by listening to the album below or on your favorite platform.

Stream BT – The Lost Art Of Longing on Spotify:

BT – The Lost Art Of Longing – Tracklist:

CD 1
  1. BT – Game Theory
  2. BT – Wildfire
  3. BT, Matt Fax & Nation Of One – Walk into the Water
  4. BT & Matt Fax – 1AM in Paris
  5. BT, Au5 & Mangal Suvarnan – The Light is Always On
  6. BT & Iraina Mancini – The War
  7. BT – Weltanschauung
CD 2
  1. BT – I Will Be Yours
  2. BT, Wish I Was & Lola Rhodes – If I Can Love You Right
  3. BT – Never Odd or Even
  4. BT & April Bender – Windows
  5. BT & Christian Burns – Red Lights
  6. BT & Emma Hewitt – No Warning Lights
  7. BT & Christian Burns – Save Me
BT The Lost Art Of Longing

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MyStro's been embedded for years in dance music industry - finding the passion during the early years of the internet when in 6th grade. Since the passion began, he's done a bit of everything - DJed in Ibiza, promoted and thrown his own parties, VJed, created promotional material, worked A&R for labels, and of course, wrote for blogs. Now he is here with EDM Identity, ready to make waves with his honest and unique perspective honed through years of varied experiences in the industry.

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