Daddy-O à Go-Go (rpkrajewski) wrote,
Daddy-O à Go-Go

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It's Like Quadraphonic All Over Again !

So, I finally have some quiet time to listen to the DVD-Audio (Dolby Digital 5.1) surround mix of Vespertine, and it's great. The surround mix really opens up the music, and little asides and other effects are positioned at the rear corners sometimes, which kind of “nips” your ears and actually makes you notice them more. The music boxes used on the album seem to fill the room with their chiming.

Anyway, I just visited her site, which I haven't done for a while, and noticed that Vespertine has also just been released in the other newfangled format, SACD. It's no big deal, since both will likely coexist and you can get a player at Best Buy that will play them both for about $130, but this is also like the quadraphonic format wars of the 70s, where you had discrete, matrix, QS, SQ, and so on. The fortunate thing now is that we're in the digital age, and give or take a few licensing fees, the chaos can be tamed with DSP chips and software.

Tags: audio, bjork, dvd, sacd
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