Sunset Limited Edition 5.1 Surround Sound Blu-ray Disc
Christopher Willits presents his latest piece, Sunset, with simple instructions: "Begin the music 15 minutes before the sun sets." The five compositions move from warm to cool designed as a soundtrack to embrace the day's end; a collective letting go.
Sunset is a spatial album produced as a completely immersive third-order ambisonics (3OA) mix with Envelop for Live. These encoded spatial audio files can be downloaded from The Ghostly Store. In order to support surround sound setups as well, Christopher has mastered a downmix of the spherical soundfield to become this high-resolution 5.1 surround sound Blu-ray Disc. This is a very limited edition disc with minimal packaging and the maximum sound quality for a 5-point horizontal mix of Sunset.
Christopher Willits presents his latest piece, Sunset, with simple instructions: "Begin the music 15 minutes before the sun sets."
The five compositions move from warm to cool designed as a soundtrack to embrace the day's end; a collective letting go.
As with 2017's opus Horizon, the first-ever spatial audio release on Ghostly International, Sunset is produced to listen from within. Using the cutting-edge immersive audio venues and tools of his nonprofit, Envelop, Willits projects a path for the future of electronic music.
“When I was 13, I understood that my life’s path was to make music in the service of love, peace, and spiritual healing. Music is a medicine that allows us to feel, listen and surrender to the present moment. The compositions I create move through my imagination, heart, and hands, like guitar through a speaker, and light through a lens. I am continuously learning and evolving with the process; a practice of letting go of all that I create, as it creates me.”
The digital download comes with the immersive files of Sunset as bonus material. This is a PDF that includes links to these files:
1. 3rd-order Ambisonics (3OA) (5 GB)
2. 5.1 Mix LPCM (L,R,C,LFE,Ls,Rs) (1.5 GB)
released June 14, 2019
Written by Christopher Willits Recorded at SnowGhost in Whitefish, Montana
Produced by Christopher Willits
Mixed at The Dojo in San Francisco, California and Overlap Studio in Oakland, California
Spatial mix and mastering at Envelop SF in San Francisco, California
Binaural mastering by Christopher Willits at Overlap Studio
Production consultation by Ryan Kleeman and Scott Hansen
Published by Overlap Music (ASCAP)
Moog Guitar - Christopher Willits
Synth in Track 1, 3, 4 and 5 - Brett Allen
Synth in Track 2 - Christopher Willits
Harmonium in Track 4 - Christopher Willits
Voices - Christopher Willits, Luke Dzwonczyk, Mariah Ronningen, Aoife O'Connor
Field Recordings on Track 2, 4, by Ryan Kleeman
Cover art by Christopher Willits, Alingo Loh, and Scott Hansen
Artist, musician, guitarist. One of the most diverse and prolific catalogs in ambient music. Solo albums, widescreen
audiovisuals, and unbridled collaborations include two albums with Ryuichi Sakamoto and productions with Tycho. Willits is the director and co-founder of the nonprofit, Envelop; leading a mission to amplify the power of music through immersive audio. (envelop.us) ...more