In TWAS 503
, you said:
I'll give [The Recording Industry] some [money] as soon as you help me find more records that balance Armin Van Buuren's steadily cinematic atmosphere with BT's show-off energy, and vice-versa.
I'd like to suggest that BT's latest, This Binary Universe
, manages to fill your request. It's worth picking up the actual CD (which comes with an interesting companion DVD mixed in 5.1 surround).
Don't even bother sampling it via iTunes; all the songs average 10 minutes with multiple movements each, so the samples prove to be too short to tell you much.
[Also: I'd like to nominate "Good Morning Kaia" (the video + song) as the best love letter from a musician to his child since Ben Folds' "Still Fighting It".]
[Aside: periodically you put up full songs of artists you like under "listen to this" on TWAS; I would like to do the same, but am more than a bit nervous about pissing off RIAA. Is downsampling to 64 kbps (i.e. well below CD quality) enough to protect one from legal action?]
[Unrelated: thanks for helping me discover Amon Tobin.]