ESCM (album)

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ESCM
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Studio album by BT
Released September 22, 1997
Studio Blue House on a Hill Studios (Maryland)
Omega Studios (Rockville, Maryland)
Abbey Road Studios (London, United Kingdom)
Genre Electronica, trance, progressive trance, drum and bass, breakbeat
Length 76:04 (UK CD)
71:23 (US CD)
83:40 (LP)
Label Perfecto/Kinetic/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
46799
Producer BT
BT chronology
Ima
(1995)
ESCM
(1997)
Turn Me On
(1999)
Singles from ESCM
  1. "Flaming June"
    Released: June 30, 1997
  2. "Remember"
    Released: September 1, 1997
  3. "Love, Peace, and Grease"
    Released: October 17, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Spin 7/10[2]
TranceCritic.com 4/5 stars[3]

ESCM (Electric Sky Church Music)[4] is the second studio album by artist BT, released in 1997. Following Ima, Transeau branched out to create club anthems such as "Flaming June", while also drawing inspiration from drum and bass as well as hip hop. ESCM also features Transeau adding live guitar, bass and drums to songs, as well as the use of a strings ensemble.

Background, recording, and release[edit]

Most of the album was produced and mixed by Transeau at Blue House on a Hill Studios, with the exception of string recordings that were done at Abbey Road Studios in London. "Solar Plexus" was recorded partially at Omega Studios in Rockville, Maryland.

Amongst the tracks recorded during the sessions but left unreleased were the track "Lemon Balm and Chamomile", written with Che Malcolm, and "Flesh", written with Jan Johnston. The latter track would later be remixed for a single release by Johnston in 2001.

Like Ima, ESCM was also mixed to sound like one continuous mix. For US pressings, the loungy drum and bass track "The Road to Lostwithiel" was replaced with the more straightforward "Lullaby for Gaia". Both songs were later made available, in unmixed form, on the retrospect album, 10 Years in the Life. The US pressing also features an edited version of "Love, Peace, and Grease".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Brian Transeau except where noted.

CD pressing[edit]

UK CD pressing
No. Title Length
1. "Firewater" 8:42
2. "Orbitus Teranium" 8:10
3. "Flaming June" 8:31
4. "The Road to Lostwithiel" 8:38
5. "Memories in a Sea of Forgetfulness" (with T.H. Culhane) 7:40
6. "Solar Plexus" 4:14
7. "Nectar" 5:55
8. "Remember" (with Jan Johnston) 8:01
9. "Love, Peace and Grease" 5:21
10. "Content" (contains an excerpt from "Flaming June (Simon Hale's Orchestrata)" as a hidden track) 10:51
US CD pressing
No. Title Length
1. "Firewater" 8:42
2. "Orbitus Teranium" 8:10
3. "Flaming June" 8:31
4. "Lullaby for Gaia" (wih Jan Johnston) 5:26
5. "Memories in a Sea of Forgetfulness" (with T.H. Culhane) 7:40
6. "Solar Plexus" 4:14
7. "Nectar" 5:55
8. "Remember" (with Jan Johnston) 8:01
9. "Love, Peace and Grease (BT Puma Fila Edit)" 3:52
10. "Content" (contains an excerpt from "Flaming June (Simon Hale's Orchestrata)" as a hidden track) 10:51

Vinyl pressing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Firewater" 8:42
2. "Orbitus Teranium" 8:10
Side B
No. Title Length
3. "Flaming June" 8:31
4. "The Road to Lostwithiel" 8:38
5. "Memories in a Sea of Forgetfulness" (with T.H. Culhane) 7:40
Side C
No. Title Length
6. "Solar Plexus" 4:14
7. "Nectar" 5:55
8. "Remember" (with Jan Johnston) 8:01
Side D
No. Title Length
9. "Love, Peace and Grease" 5:21
10. "Content" 10:51
11. "Remember (Mood II Swing Remix)" 7:36

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ned Raggett (1997-09-22). "ESCM - BT | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  2. ^ Spin (12/97, p.162) - 7 (out of 10) - "...features ornately pretty prog-dance soundscapes built on compositional skills ordinary mixmasters cannot touch. With his widely imitated style of `epic' or `dream' house, BT flaunts beauty the way many rock musicians brandish coarseness--with as much urgency as he can muster..."
  3. ^ "Trancecritic.com". Trancecritic.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived July 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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