Label: Black Hole Recordings

BT

Metaversal

Release date: 2021-11-19
Tracklist:
1
BT
Kintsugi
05:39
2
BT
Confunktion
06:46
3
BT
Laurel Canyon Night Drive
04:24
4
BT
Stratosphere
06:37
5
BT
Paper Chairs
06:43
6
BT
The Blue Hour
07:24
7
BT
The Uncanny Valley
06:38
8
BT
Immutable
03:01
9
BT
Where the Sun Meets the Sea
04:33
10
BT
The Overview Effect
03:52
11
BT
If Memory Serves
05:40

There’s simply never a dull moment in the world of BT - from his landmark studio albums. live performances, technical prowess in the studio, soundtrack scoring, to his penchant for bringing the future forward to the present - it’s all incredible. Now, we open a new chapter, the world of Bt’s ‘Metaversal.’

‘Metaversal’ is BT’s 14th studio album, originally designed from the ground up for the blockchain (more about that here), and now available on all streaming platforms via Black Hole Recordings. 

Whereas, BT’s previous studio album release, The Lost Art Of Longing,” continued down the beloved electronic music artist’s path of perfectly melding together dance music with elements of pop, ‘Metaversal’ steers us in a decidedly different but welcomed direction. As BT put’s it, “Metaversal is more of an experience than an album.” A contrast between gentle and comforting soundscapes and dark and brooding bangers, ‘Metaversal’ ultimately reveals itself as an album prime for home listening. 

‘Metaversal’ kicks off with the driving neon glitz of ‘Kintsugi,’ a track that is inspired by a metaphor for embracing your flaws and imperfections. It segues to the funk and early Hip-Hop inspired “Confunktion” and “Laurel Canyon Night Drive,” the latter of which transports into a sci-Fi world that’s “Tron” meets “Escape From LA.” Next, “Stratosphere” offers an uplifting nod to the prog house fans while “Paper Chairs” raids the breakbeat vaults for some definitive BT chops. “The Blue Hour” is sublime electro chill best experienced when the sun dips below the horizon and the remaining sunlight takes on a mostly blue shade. Yes, you guessed it, this is an occurrence referred to as the blue hour.

Named after a term used to describe the relationship between the human-like appearance of a robotic object and the emotional response it evokes, “Uncanny Valley” picks up the tempo offering a contrast between progressive beats and gentle music box sounds which float underneath. “Immutable” is a futuristic trip that resembles a cross between John Carpenter’s classic soundtracking and today’s finer Synthwave productions. The remainder of the album functions as a lullaby from BT crafted especially for you. “Where The Sun Meets The Sea” is all-out bliss, a downtempo song that’s made for closed eyes and inner soothing. This gently segues into “Overview Effect,” nearly four minutes of ultimate beatless relaxation inspired by a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space. Conscious drifts even further with the closing track,  ‘If Memory Serves,” the perfect bookend for ‘Metaversal.’

Music


Santiago Torelli
Purpose

ODYSSAY
Freedom

Bogdan Vix, Claudiu Ada
Falling

Arthesia vs DalNulla &
Karaburan

Matt Caseli featuring S
Own the Night

Fein Cerra
Work It

Patrick Evans & E?milie
Blood Orange Sunrise

J Rogers
Volt

AL-Faris
No Place on Earth

Sean Truby
Early Bird

Kanilla
Dandelion

BT
Stratosphere

Ahmed Helmy
North Coast

Adriano Pepe
Alive

Haikal Ahmad & Thanac
The Repentance

Phat Suppli featuring F
Reload

Maria Healy & Deirdre M
Believe In You

Paul (AR) & Anunnakis
Pretty Dust

Fonzerelli
Mindfulness

tyDi
Monday is Sunday

Alan Sharkey
Occult

Paul Ryan & Eryon Stock
Back to Blue

MACROLEV x SLM
Out of Reach

Elazion & George Sunday
One Step Closer

John Stigter
Octagon

Dennis Sheperd x Nic To
Banishora

Ciaran McAuley and Clar
Anything

Dan Stone
I Need You

Damian Wasse & V.E.L.E.
Bring the World Togethe

UDM
Liberta

Rene Ablaze and Gid Sed
Sleepwalking

Midway
Cobra

Patrick Evans
Straight Ahead

Claus Backslash
Valley of Miracles

Alex Di Stefano
Black Flag

GXD & James Christian f
Connected

Daniel Skyver
Steam

Nima van Ghavim
Malin 1

Allen Belg
De-Attachment

Asher Swissa, Korolova
Under the Moonlight

Lost witness & Roberta
Close To Home

Sebrof
Heart Stop

Atribút
Life

Glays
Obsessions

Adam Taylor
Immortalise

Liam Melly
The Noise

Kriess Guyte
The Volume

Ryan Murnane
Tell Me to Move On

FreqLoad
Okay

Allertz
Lost in India

Made Of Light featuring
Empty Promises

Conjure One and Jeza
Wolves at the Door

Richard Lowe
Midnight Moves

Will Atkinson & Cari Go
Cigarettes & Kerosene

Claudiu Adam
No One Else

Bryan Kearney & Out of
Take This

Arsen & Cyan with Jenni
The Wire

Dominik Novak featuring
Stress Break

Nick The Kid and Ed Lyn
Lost & Found

Nifra
Resistance

Tim Bozhkov
Still Alive

Eddie Bitar, Gonzi & Me
The Ninja

Starpicker
11110

Fonzerelli
When Silence is Too Muc

ZOYA
Nostalgia

Daniel Wanrooy
All For That

Matt Kerley & Émilie R
Into the Underground

Nikolauss
Kogaionon

Nick Callaghan
A New Day Rising 2022

DJ Galaxie
Discover Me

Ariams & Arabex featuri
Tell Me Who

AK & Eric Lumiere
Keep Your Light On

David Lenis
Colegiala

DAVOR
Mission to Nowhere

Myde
Thunderstorm

RAM & Alex M.O.R.P.H.
Youniverse

JTB Live
Infiar

Jaron Inc.
K.A.O.

Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Diago
Age of Infinity

D72 & Alex Holmes
Finish Line

Conjure One & Jeza
Wolves at the Door

Deerave
Ven Pa Ca

Super-Frog Saves Tokyo
Black Mountain

Asteroid presents Obsid
Arrival

Lucas Deyong
Assimilate

Ciaran McAuley, Roger S
You and I

Orjan Nilsen & Max Vang
Do U Want It

Nick K2
What We Do

Ghost Etiquette
Last One

Luminn & Roxanne Emery
In the Silence

Thomas Benscher
Creation

Angelus
On Fire

Giuseppe Ottaviani & Na
Replay

Shogun featuring Jennif
Under My Skin

Rodrigo Lapena
Lost Childhood

Norni
Dark Star

Christina Novelli
Numb

Peter Illias
Amber

Aimoon & Offshore Wind
Accelerated

Enemy 9
Humanity

Sied Van Riel
Rush

Apex Sound
The Great Journey

Kosh & Baker present Ta
Gate 1

The WLT
Hearten

DNA
Mercurial

Cihanback featuring Chl
Sun In Your Eyes

Ronski Speed
Ayuma

Mark Sherry
Total Eclipse

Sebastia?n Schetter & O
Lemuria

Liam Melly & Amin Salme
Pompeii

AstroFegs
Forever In My Heart

The Private Language
Afterglow

Dennis Sheperd x Mira F
Torture

BiXX & Daisy Lou
After Dark

Solarstone
Sovereign

Solanca & Joel Oliver
Seed

Nik Wel
Extraterrestrial

Men-D
Flotari

HouseWerk & Ducamp
True Lies

MatricK, Winterborn & C
Lucid Dream

TLUXX featuring Gattiso
This is How it Ends

John Colombani
Athe?na

Rem-X
Wandering Mind

Pastel Blue & Julien Sc
Let It Go (Nah Nah Hey)

Dirkie Coetzee presents
Deeper Calling

Stardaze
Looking for Love

Tastexperience
Agonda

Driftmoon
Nova Imperatrix

Mark van Rijswijk
Chasm

Steve Dekay
Bellatrix

Will Atkinson
Stimulation

The Private Language
Afterglow

Helsløwed
Bashed

Dr. Space & SEM
Something Like This

EMIOL
Fortune

NASH, Christina Novelli
Invincible

Phillip Castle
In the Dark

Vintage & Morelli x Ely
Serein

John O'Callaghan
Saving Grace

Jardin
Rufus

Emmy Skyver
Black Lotus

Johnny E & Craig Mortim
Euphoria

Paul Sawyer featuring A
Waiting All My Life

Jon Craig featuring Emm
Silence

Nifra
Getaway

Peetu S
Vox Machina

Fonzerelli
Not Enough

Lange presents Firewall
Together

DIM3NSION
Eunoia

The Private Language
Afterglow

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