BT’s 13 Angels On My Broken Windowsill

Synthesist and composer BT collaborated with time-lapse videographer Randy Halverson to create this gorgeous  music video for his new track, 13 Angels On My Broken Windowsill, from his album, If The Stars Are Eternal, So Are You And I.

“I’m always searching for people doing innovative things in other mediums.. particularly visual art to try and create a visual metaphor for what is happening sonically/musically,” notes BT.

“When we started working on concepts for the ’13 Angels On My Broken Windowsill’ music video, I was drawn to Randy Halverson, because I was amazed that he came up with a technique that could extend the range of viewable light normally visible to the naked eye and create new photography techniques to capture breathtaking visuals of the universe, through stunning time-lapse and nature observation.”

6 thoughts on “BT’s 13 Angels On My Broken Windowsill

  1. I’ll get downvoted here but it’s not personal. I like BT, but this took way too long to get started and then ended up sounding like every other dubstep production out there. Weetabix anyone?

    1. I think the main difference is in looking at the entire album as a whole. It is the followup to This Binary Universe and the album has such a beautiful flow to it as well as having argueably the best production out there currently. ITSAETSAYAI isn’t really a singles album it’s more like a symphony…sure the parts are impressive individually but the whole by far dwarfs any separate section.

  2. The video is up there with Koyaanisqatsi, except that the same starfields (especially Orion) appear over and over again, which makes me think that there is some judicious editing of backgrounds going on. Nice combination of visuals and music though (although the glitchy bit about half-way through irritated me).

  3. I’m a big BT fan, but even I’ll be the first to say he needs to edit his own music some more. And I agree the glitch effects, which can be cool in the right moments, are annoying here. Lastly, I don’t understand the need to put in a dubstep section. Instead of it sounding cool, it sounds like the “old man” is trying to prove he can hang with the young kids. I still want to check out the rest of the tracks though.

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