| September 22, 1997|
| Turn Me On
22 September 1997
| 76:04 (UK)
Trance music, Electronica, House music, Techno
BT albums, Trance music albums
ESCM (Electric Sky Church Music) 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.
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".
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.
All tracks by Brian Transeau except where noted.Simon Hale – strings arrangement on "Firewater", "The Road to Lostwithiel" and "Remember"
T.H. Culhane – vocals on first half of "Firewater"
Paul van Dyk – additional production on "Flaming June"
Jan Johnston – vocals on "Lullaby for Gaia" and "Remember"
Vini Reilly – flamenco guitar on "Remember"
BT – all other vocals, instruments and programming
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