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What’s up? I’ve got this little filthy file on my hard disk it’s called Blu Mar Ten – Natural History !!! It’s teh new bmt ALBUM!
Alrite alrite, so let’s have a honest top producer point of view review of their latest work, before I start let me say this is fucking LOVELY. something new and fresh sounding and mastered to death, this is actually sounding really ‘pro’ more than anything out these days and will stand the test of time very much.
Another thing before we go to the tracks, LOOKING FORWARD FOR THE NEXT DNB ALBUM BY BMT, DIS GONNA BE LIKE THIS DIS GONNA BE HEAVY M8. no srsly heavy stuff and I’m not exagerating (spelling?) …. oh well I’m not an English teacher so fuck off with spelling. Anyways let’s see!
First the video preview and clips of the BMT album that you can listen here:
1. Eight Round Rapids
Alrite so this is pure Hard Step ! Something old school mixed with newer type of productions, the female vocal and piano fit so fucking sick on this. Listen to this really loud bruv! The drums are fucking ace, probably one of my fav tunes on the album.Really my style. Would spin this absolutely yes.
2. Starting Over (2009 Remix)
Nice melodic intro , moody I would say with drums already banging a bit.. Then ‘the drop’, which is obviously teh sickness. It’s a double drop a mini double drop, first drums then the portamento rhodes are whatever d fak are they. Then the INSANE BASS, which is fucking sick btw. The melody is top ness, the broken breakbeat fits so nice on this it’s an awe of sounds. Still IT’S FUCKING DARK. As the whole album (will write about this more later)
3. Above words
This is a little nice tune that is more concentrated on the minimal side of things in productions, nice rolling drums a bit broken but still breakbeaty mixed with CRAZY ambiental sounds that make you feel so good obviously hehe. The bassline is CLASS. Not sure if this got mastered at finyl aswell? (The sound sounds a bit different from the others imo)
But that is also something so nice about it, a different tune, more chill out, would not spin on my top set, but would spin if the mood would be chilling or over the end of a ‘gathering’ …
4. God’s Lonely Man
First of all this looked awesome at first sight even if I didn’t hear it fully yet at that time. When I read the title I knew this was going to be dark and sick sounding. God’s lonely man, what a bunch of deep words!! This is very broken and not so steppy, the reece that is rarely there sounds sick, the pianos are fucking ace, obviously sampled from somewhere I guess. The bass is a bit ‘Jazzy’ this time , this is actually modern type of jazz imo, the dark male poetry sounds coolish and makes it even darker as it already it is. This is a perfect travelling tune, would spin it in a heartbeat, very good for the club imo.
5. By The Time My Light Reaches You I’ll Be Gone
This is the classic album signature bass but a tad different, the intro is done in an such a stylish way. The cymbals are lovely, this sounds awesome. This is something new and different, it’s actually pretty nice! It’s very minimal, not much going on there, but the bassline ‘melody’ is EPIC. Would spin in a chill out gathering a lot (all the time lol)
P.s. The Bells in there are HINCREDIBLE.
6. Grey Area
Well what can I say, have you been missing something , dark , filthy, obscure, from another world, from another planet, done by someone alien in your record bag? This banger is on vinyl aswell duder! This is it dude, one of the darkest and best done tunes I’ve heard in dnb this year definitevly, one of my favourites on the album , it’s an ed rush / teebee / paradox mix or something it’s blu mar ten actually, but the new bmt. the drum filtering drop is fucking amazing, all done very much in detail, this is a must in your dj set. A perfect travelling tune aswell. Would spin at my best set totally. Sickness, big up on this
7. Close (VIP)
Not so dark as some other tunes but this is a mixture of a huge ambiental strings and dark dark basses. The original is absolute insanity of a tune, I’ve used it in one of my edits and I get 5 ratings just cos of the tune probably haha!
Anyways. The intro is dreamy, you kinda wait what’s gunna happen but you’re not going to expect what IS going to happen in this one. The drop > It’s teh shit, that tune on your comp that you’re happy you see playing and it rocks your little world. This is pure filth, available on vinyl aswell. I NEED THIS IN MY BAG. This is pure pure pure new filth, the production is again at the edges of human possibility (and machine or software, which depends on hardware tho so still machines) ….. Cutting edge production for a cutting edge sound, dark dark dark, GET THIS TUNE I say, one of my fav’s in this album for sure.
8. Believe Me
After so much darkness you get a nice basslinely melodicly tuned tuneage. You can check the video here:
I love the video to be honest, it’s very well done.
Back to the tune, this is one of my favourite tunes on the album , it makes me happy every time I hear it. It’s so nice listening to this, the vibe is amazing, perfect tune for the club as the bass is INSANE. pUSHED TO THE MAX!!! The drums fit nicely on all togehter, the ambiental sounds are there, yes this is the new bmt sound. Big up !
p.s. the vocals makes me want to hug people
Just when you thought , oh well bmt are still making that mellowy music they’ve been used to after ‘Believe Me’ and then you except more back to the old sound, but not really this banger that is available on vinyl aswell (limited to 500 copies worldwide btw!) is teh next tech step sound. The sound of the future, this is 2009 this is dnb, Clipjoint is a rather fucking sick tune I say. Totally mixed styles in this one, the drums are something never heard before AND YOU ACTUALLY HEAR CONGAS cuz it’s mixed so good. The reece synth or what is it is IMMENSE. The bassline melody is dark and nasty, which is accompained by dark strings that make this a perfect banger for your awesome dj bag. This is pure filth, one of my fav on the album for sure.
10. If I Could Tell You
Well you wouldn’t expect such a tune on here !!! This is some nice ambiental dnb tempo beat, but not even sure what is it? Something more experimental! This is a nice little filler I would say, not feeling this too much tho I’ll be honest. But this is probably appealing to a lot of people (my tastes are weird).
11. Nobody Here
Oh yes here it is , a tune that makes my feeling wake up, a song that can make me cry. The melody is top, it makes me go back in time and get old feelings back, old memories that are long gone! … Falling in love it says, it’s so nice falling in love is it? Thank you BMT for this tune, it’s surely in my top two on this album. I wonder who is the vocalist? I doesn’t write in the tune. I love female vocal drum’n'bass , I’m a big fan of Kosheen’s Hide you album (is it hide you, you know the tracks called, empty skies, hungry, suicide etc. that album) and this reminds me of that sounds.
The piano completes this very well into a perfect tune. Nobody here anymore now, what a sad ‘verse’. But feelings is what I live for so nice one on this tune , the BMT kru!
12. Last Dance
Dunno If I should call this my favorite maybe? Or not? I’ve been calling favorites almost all the tunes now I need to chill haha, no it’s not my top tune but it’s on there. I DROVE ALL NIGHT……………… to see you, to feel you… I drove all night is the vocal, but the other part I invented it, what a sick fucking tune. Blasting this in my car all the time, goes VERY well with driving haha. I never crash my car with BMT bruv. Sick drops and sick drums makes this another perfect tune.
Another ambientalish tune by BMT more remembering me of older BMT stuff and black water, but this one is actually much better than If I could tell you, the bass is insane a bit reecey in the background very powerful and the melody is topness, this is perfect for shops, cafes, everywhere where you need to make a nice ambiental feeling, I would recommend this in many movies and what not, a very nice DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHERS little ambiental tune, still @ 170bpm (I think)
14. Bedroom Eyes
When you expected something god knows what you get this FUNKY tune. That reminds me of the old funk dnb. This is a nice little roller, sounds a bit like jump up lol but it’s sick yeah it’s sick indeed ! Clipz vs. BMT! No , joking but when the piano drops this becomes the best tune on earth ! Would be nice to hear it in a club! Loving the melody on this one.
15. Made of Air
And here’s my top track on the album, this is something I completely love, really my style of music, the classic pianos are fucking amazing and the bassline reminds me of the Amiga old times (best time ever, being a kid) , the happy times. This is the best tune on the album imo, something dnb mixed with aphex twin with a hint of modern pro production.
Well this was my BMT album review now it’s time to go out , drink, get the bitches.
If only they were all this good…