BT feat. Andrew Bayer
A clear standout from the These Hopeful Machines album, “The Emergency,” featuring vocals by Andrew Bayer and BT himself, follows in the footsteps of previous heart-wrenching singles like “Break My Fall” and “Force of Gravity.” Never one to say something with anything less than embarrassing eloquence (just follow this guy on Twitter), the lyrical honesty is stunning. “The Emergency” refers to that destructive panic that overcomes you when you’ve extended yourself, made your desires known to another, and you’re left waiting to see if it’s going to be given back to you. “I’d wait in line/For something I knew that I would get to keep/Your ‘I love you,” is followed by the reassuring line, “Emergency has passed.” The song suffers from that Offer Nissim syndrome of being just too good to be effectively remixed. While none of the mixes across the 13-track EP are bad in any way, not even heavy hitters like Morgan Page and Dave Audé manage to reconstruct the track in a way that competes with the original. But they make a damn good effort. This was well worth the wait.
I started lnnieitsg to your mixtapes in the mid 90 s and you were always my favorite dj on the scene. You helped make me realize that experimental music gives us an endless palet for sound. I went on to discover Bruce Haack and even produced a documentary about him. It’s been a six year journey now and I couldn’t be happier with my involvment in experimental music. Just the other day I looked up you and my other favorite deejay, Darkhorse, and was so excited to listen to everything I’ve missed over the years. Some of your mixes are beautiful timeless masterpieces and I think you, like Bruce, will gain more recognition as a pioneer as time goes on. Thank you Gavin
By Rupali on 07-03-2012