Ima (BT album)

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Studio album by BT
Released October 9, 1995 (Original release)
November 5, 1996 (2 CD re-release)[1]
Genre Trance music
Length 1:18:40 (CD)
1:02:08 (vinyl)
2:18:39 (2 CDs)
Label Perfecto/Kinetic/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
Producer BT
BT chronology
Alternative cover
2CD re-release
Singles from Ima
  1. "Nocturnal Transmission"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Divinity"
    Released: 1995 (promo only)
  3. "Loving You More"
    Released: 1995
  4. "Quark"
    Released: 1995 (promo only)
  5. "Tripping the Light Fantastic"
    Released: 1995 (promo only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[3]

Ima ( ima?, now) is the debut studio album by electronica artist BT. It was released in 1995. The album is considered a major stepping stone in trance music, popularizing a more progressive approach. A portion of "Nocturnal Transmission" is featured in the film The Fast and the Furious, for which BT also composed the score.

Ima was re-released in 1996 in a double disc format, featuring the single "Blue Skies", with vocals by Tori Amos, as well as its remix, "Blue Skies (The Delphinium Days Mix)". "Blue Skies" was previously featured in edited form on the soundtrack for the TV show Party of Five. This package also includes several singles released prior to the album, (several of which were originally mixed together in "Sasha's Voyage of Ima") as well as the b-sides to "Embracing the Sunshine" and "Nocturnal Transmission". Several of the tracks were edited to fit the format, and all songs segue into the next to create a non-stop mix.

The cover art is a photograph of the Christ of the Abyss.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Brian Transeau, except where noted.

CD pressing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Nocturnal Transmission" 9:07
2. "Quark" 7:22
3. "Tripping the Light Fantastic" 6:31
4. "Sasha's Voyage of Ima" 42:31
5. "Divinity" 10:59

Vinyl pressing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Divinity" 10:57
2. "Loving You More (Radio Edit)" 4:29
Side two
No. Title Length
3. "Nocturnal Transmission" 9:36
4. "Embracing the Future" 5:11
Side three
No. Title Length
5. "Quark" 8:07
6. "Deeper Sunshine" 7:05
Side four
No. Title Length
7. "Tripping the Light Fantastic" 7:15
8. "Poseidon" 9:28

2CD re-release[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "Nocturnal Transmission" 9:07
2. "Quark" 7:22
3. "Tripping the Light Fantastic" 6:31
4. "Embracing the Future (Embracing the Sunshine Mix)" 5:16
5. "Deeper Sunshine" 7:00
6. "Loving You More (BT's Garden of Ima Dub)" (Vincent Covello, Transeau) 9:31
7. "Loving You More (BT's Final Spiritual Journey)" (Covello, Transeau) 3:29
8. "Poseidon" 8:58
9. "Embracing the Sunshine" 10:57

Disc two[edit]

Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "Blue Skies" 5:04
2. "Blue Skies (The Delphinium Days Mix)" 12:52
3. "Sasha's Voyage of Ima" 42:45
4. "Divinity" 10:58

※ "Sasha's Voyage of Ima" is a mix that contains these songs in order:

  • "Embracing the Future (Embracing the Sunshine Mix)"
  • "Quark"
  • "Deeper Sunshine"
  • "Loving You More (BT's Garden of Ima Dub / BT's Final Spiritual Journey)" (Vincent Covello, Transeau)
  • "Nocturnal Transmission"
  • "Tripping the Light Fantastic"


  • Roger Lyons – engineering on "Quark"
  • Aiden Love – additional engineering on "Tripping the Light Fantastic"
  • Vincent Covello – vocals on "Loving You More"
  • Tori Amos – vocals on "Blue Skies"
  • Sasha – DJ mix ("Sasha's Voyage of Ima")
  • BT – all other vocals, instruments and programming