The Planet of Music and the journey of IÒTU
Beyond the physical limits of space, toward the musical nutriment of the soul...
"The Planet of Music and the Journey of Iòtu" is a 13-track concept album composed by Franco Mussida, available in CD, vinyl and now in the exclusive Pure Audio Blu-ray immersive edition, with DTS-HD Master Audio®, Dolby ATMOS®, LPCM Stereo and Auro-3D® tracks.
The first immersive album with Hi-Res tracks by an Italian artist, distributed internationally. A one-of-a-kind release. An international work that enhances the quality of the sound sources, allowing full immersive listening. It's the original combination of the artist's specific awareness, towards a fascinating rich sound that feeds a seamless flow of images, which is perfectly blended with the producer's technical and specific skill set.
The creation of an immersive album requires state-of-the-art audio mixing and an additional production effort compared to traditional stereophonic mixing. It's in this direction that Moondays has taken on this challenging project, offering its specialized know-how for an unprecedented and surprising result.
An interior journey that the artist makes with his baritone classical guitar, a new instrument with a unique sound, extremely evocative and sophisticated, which opens to completely original languages.
The protagonist is IÒTU, a child whose name is an expression of two forces: the egoic, asocial IO (I) that claims a space all for itself, and the altruistic TU (YOU) that would like to donate himself fully to the world. Thanks to Music, IÒTU discovers that everyone possesses a unique emotional structure, that the order of the Planet of Music when it's in harmony with the Affective Planet, illuminates the emotional invisible that pervades us, making it appear alive and free to exist.
The Pure Audio Blu-ray disc edition transports the listener to a complete immersive experience, created by meticulous attention for sound and an original sound concept directed at a new multi-sensory reaction. The listener tastes each track 360 degrees, in its full essence. It is a journey full of different and deeper stimulation, in a space of three dimensions.
A more intimate experience than traditional listening. This immersive sound field stimulates the sensory complexity of the listener: the environment in which listening takes place is transformed, it becomes deprived of time and space, is that deep place of introspection, desired and created by the artist through his music. As recounted by Franco Mussida himself in the "Making of": An unlimited space, without boundaries, that breaks down every barrier, that allows one to be everywhere. Which also becomes an absence of time.
This technologically more refined edition is dedicated to audiophiles and home theater lovers. The "multi-region" disc, readable with any Blu-ray player anywhere in the world, is an enthusiast's gem, the first work in a new genre, further enhanced by Auro-3D® encoding, the only immersive listening mode in Hi-Res at master quality (96 Khz/24 bit).
The format involves the use of a system consisting of a 12-speaker rig, including 4 (or at least one pair) in the ceiling, 3 front (left, center, right), one dedicated to low-frequency effects (called LFE), 4 surround (left and right side, left and right rear).
Should the space and shape of the listening room not be suitable for the installation of a full ATMOS system, the format can be applied through more "simple" systems such as compatible soundbars. The higher the efficiency, definition and sound power of the hardware, the higher the Hi-Tech performance offered by the 13 tracks included in this Pure Audio Blu-ray.