Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cornelius Loves Surround Sound (And So Do We)

We've made no secret of our love of all things surround here at HAD, so we were psyched to find another artist (much like The Flaming Lips) who seems to be continuing to embrace the format: Cornelius. It should probably come as no surprise that the Japanese electronic musician is a proponent of putting his music in the surround sound/video format: His recordings often make liberal use of stereophonic effect, and his live shows are an audio visual onslaught.

Cornelius' first 5.1 release came in 2003. Titles (appropriately) Five Point One, it was a companion video and 5.1 remix of the record Point. Now, five years later, Cornelius has done the same with his latest record Sensuous, and released Sensurround. We loved Five Point One, and (while we don't own it yet) we're guessing that Sensurround can only be a notch up. If you're a surround music enthusiast, these discs are must-own.

You can click through to the link below and check out a video of Sensurround (one week only). While it doesn't have the 5.1 audio (which is the highlight for us), it still manages to give you some idea of what you're getting into.

Video: Cornelius - Sensurround