Sometimes making music in a bubble with your friends can take creativity into unexpected places allowing the sound to become different from the rest of the pack. Instead of copying ideas from other artists, Booka Shade has written music that the duo specifically wants to hear. And that is the path the group took while they set out to work on their second album in 2006.
Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier were completely uninspired by the club music of the time. From their perspective, the monotonous techno beat that ruled the dancefloors was overdue for a change. For the group it was clearly time for a new movement. “We got together to do something new,” says Arno, further noting “the predominant music had no melodies or basslines. We tried something more uplifting and positive. It didn’t really exist back then.”
Movements showcases this inspired approach, blending sounds from the likes of electronic legends Kraftwork to Tangerine Dream, all steeped in the beat of the Techno genre. Now, over 15 years later the album has been mixed in Dolby Atmos and is available on a Pure Audio Blu-ray which includes both surround and stereo mixes.
Blu-ray Released April 29, 2022.
Pure Audio Blu-ray featuring Dolby Atmos, 5.1 surround sound, and 2.0 stereo. Note: pretty sure the Blu-ray contains 96kHz / 24-bit for codecs other than Atmos. CD, Vinyl, and Digital Download editions also available as well as via streaming.
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About the Author
Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.