Brian Wayne Transeau aka BT took to social media to state that he has broken his own world record for the most audio edits in a song. The record is yet to be confirmed by the Guinness World Records team though, so it’s not official yet. The artist tweeted out that “Orchestra on Simply Being Loved alone are 10k+ edits.” His song ‘Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved)’ which was released in 2003 is currently the official holder of the record with 6,178 cuts. It’s not big surprise that BT is the current record holder and has broken his own record though. After all he’s the pioneer of the stutter edit technique so it’s only fitting that he be given the honor. You can view the tweet below.
In other news, positive I re-broke my @GWR world record for most audio edits in a song. Orchestra on Simply Being Loved alone are 10k+ edits— BT (@BT) March 12, 2015
Apart from breaking world records BT has been busy working on a project called ‘Electronic Opus’ which was announced last year. The project which was initiated on Kickstarter had a goal of $200,000 but managed to surpass that goal by roughly $54,000. In case yo don’t know what ‘Electronic Opus’ is all about it’s an ambitious music project which plans to bring together the worlds of electronic and orchestral/classical music. A complete orchestra has been engaged to help slay some of BT’s best tracks, which is bound to be epic. Award-winning composer Tommy Tallarico is the executive producer of the affair.
The album will be released in two weeks time on the 29th of March 2015 and the launch feature a live performance with an orchestra. 19 songs were originally proposed for the album, but only 12 to 14 will be included on the final project. You can view the list of the 19 songs at the bottom of the page. The project has enabled the trance music legend to showcase some of his classical music training which is not always on display given the nature of EDM.
BT’s one of the most outspoken producers when it comes to the state of EDM. Just last year he ranted on Twitter about how his home country of the USA is destroying is electronic music with it’s lack of creativity ever since the big corporations stepped on the scene to cash in on the culture’s ever-growing success. The mere fact that the 44 year old is releasing Electronic Opus displays his innovative spirit which is one of the things that has allowed him to remain relevant for nearly 25 years. Hopefully more electronic artists will be inspired to push the boundaries of EDM and find new ways to express themselves within the genre.
In the mean time BT has released a mini documentary via his YouTube channel which takes us through the recording sessions of the Electronic Opus. You will be blown away when you see the magnitude of the project. The hundreds of people involved, the equipment, the precision, and the expertise it takes to pull of such a huge project is on full display in the documentary, and it’s breathtaking.
Eimear Noone the conductor of the orchestra even mentions that the orchestra realized how special the project is during the recording process. The video caps off with a thank you message from BT to all the people who helped finance the project without whom it wouldn’t have been possible. All we can do now is wait and see the outcome of the project. If his track record is anything to go by, BT won’t disappoint.
Originally proposed tracks
Never Gonna Come Back Down
The Force of Gravity
Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved)
A Million Stars
Good Morning Kaia
Every Other Way
Love Comes Again
These Silent Hearts
Ferris Wheel (from the Motion Picture Monster)
The Fast and the Furious (Motion Picture montage)