A collectors' series for enquiring minds in an anxious age.
Em:t was a division of T:me Recording Ltd. The albums which make up this collectors' series are designed to reward the careful listener. Such attentiveness is rarely encouraged in our evasive, soundbite age; to fit in, we are expected to become superficial and absurd. We must, at all times, be distracted, or risk the dangers of introspective listening to our brains.
It would seem it is presumed by so many that music communicates nothing beyond its form; a mere soundtrack or diversion. Now perhaps we should be asking: from what are we being diverted?
The em:t collectors' series feature recordings which have been spatially expanded using the Roland Sound Space 3-D sound imaging system. The Roland Space System is a result of Roland's extensive analysis of psychoacoustics and can be used to localise any sound source in any position, and at any elevation, within a complete 360 degree listening field.
The system can be used to position up to four totally independent sound sources, whether stationary or in motion around any area of the listening field. The system calculates these spatial transformations in real time. Recordings processed with the sound imaging effect can be reproduced on conventional stereo speakers. No additional hardware is required.
Escape your speakers.
Read more about the original em:t as a former artist remembers the golden age of ambient music.
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em:t is in the phase of being relaunched! A new company em:t records has been formed and is actively recruiting new talent for an upcoming series. Read more about the famed em:t relaunch.
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