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Dolby Atmos Music on Blu-ray

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Well, I don't want anything emanating from the ceiling (except in the rare cases where the artist/composer so specifies).
5 out of 6 albums I just reviewed had Atmos and/or Auro-3D intended from inception. An argument could be made for the 6th (Abbey Road), since the surviving members and estates must have signed off.
 

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5 out of 6 albums I just reviewed had Atmos and/or Auro-3D intended from inception.
That is rare in classical music.

An argument could be made for the 6th (Abbey Road), since the surviving members and estates must have signed off.
Signing off (especially after such a long interval since the original production) does not carry quite as much weight as contemporaneous intent. I have speculated that, had these technologies been available to them at the time, the artists would have made more and more inventive use of them than did the producers of the 50th Anniversary Edition.
 

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That is rare in classical music.

Signing off (especially after such a long interval since the original production) does not carry quite as much weight as contemporaneous intent. I have speculated that, had these technologies been available to them at the time, the artists would have made more and more inventive use of them than did the producers of the 50th Anniversary Edition.
I'm mostly responding to you for the benefit of others. 2L is a great example of a label that does orchestral immersive recordings from inception, from mic placement onward.
It's cool that you have little to no interest. Just not sure why you feel the need to keep reminding us of that.
 

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I'm mostly responding to you for the benefit of others. 2L is a great example of a label that does orchestral immersive recordings from inception, from mic placement onward.
I am not sure what you are responding to but I do like many of 2L's recordings and, in particular, I have been greatly impressed with some of his BluRay "immersive" recordings of music written and conceived by the composer to incorporate spatial elements including height. My point is that it is not what the recordist decides to do but what the creative artist specifies. In classical music, this is the composer. In other genres, it may be the composer/performer.

And I will add that I have greatly appreciated immersive classical recordings in which the height information conveys only ambience information (e.g., the BluRay Karajan/BPO Beethoven set from the '70s). This contributes greatly to the perception of actual performance space.

It's cool that you have little to no interest. Just not sure why you feel the need to keep reminding us of that.
So, I do have a great interest but it is not indiscriminate.
 

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I guess when the industry has started mixing a live concert of an Austrian Pop/Rock band in ATMOS and presenting this fact so prominently on the cover - then ATMOS has arrived at the music mainstream... ;)
This was a Black Friday purchase and I haven't checked the mix yet, I will report later.

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