BT nominated for Grammy Award

“BT nominated for Grammy Award with “These Hopeful Machines”

Black Hole Recordings congratulates BT with his nomination for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards. BT is nominated in the category Best Electronic/Dance Album for his sixth and seminal studio album entitled “These Hopeful Machines”. Other nominees are The Chemical Brothers, Goldfrapp, Groove Armada and La Roux.

BT, internationally renowned as artist, visionary producer, film composer and technologist presented “These Hopeful Machines” in February 2010. The release saw the light of day as a true double-disc opus that carries listeners through two hours of sweeping orchestral arrangements, pulsating electronic beats, heartfelt vocal melodies and even simple acoustic guitar. The album harvested the hits “The Rose of Jericho”, “Every Other Way” and “The Emergency”. His most recent single release entitled “Le Nocturne de Lumière” currently features in the Disney motion picture “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”.

“These Hopeful Machines” is the follow up to “This Binary Universe” from 2006, an album that created an entirely new genre of evocative electro-acoustic music. Keyboard Magazine wrote in a review, “In a hundred years, “These Hopeful Machines” could well be studied as the first major work of the new millennium. It’s that good.”

From an early age, BT, born Brian Transeau, demonstrated a remarkable aptitude for playing and understanding classical music. Avant-garde and romantic composers such as Stravinsky, Bartok, Debussy and Rachmaninov heavily influenced him.

When it comes to his music, Brian is very clear: “My ultimate goal is to keep the emotional counterpoint and the integrity of the song intact, even when pushing the envelope with style and technique. The faster things get, the less people are willing to take in a body of creative work. There are so few things now that will engage us. The intent of consuming music is usually to have an awareness or a feeling, to have a truly, empathic connection to others. My hope is to create something that makes people feel that they have consumed something that completes a void. I want to create something lasting.”

“These Hopeful Machines” continues to evolve BT’s distinct technical, lyrical and compositional vision and execution, but his usual melodic complexity and bleeding-edge electronic techniques permeate the album from start to finish and now might even get him to win his first Grammy Award.


01. Suddenly
02. The Emergency
03. Every Other Way
04. The Light Of Things
05. Rose Of Jericho
06. Forget Me

01. A Million Stars
02. Love Can Kill You
03. Always
04. Le Nocturne De Lumière
05. The Unbreakable
06. The Ghost In You

“These Hopeful Machines” is available in all shops and through all known portals


These Hopeful Machines
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