Up Close

A binaural dummy head recording, sometimes also called holophonics. The listener has to use headphones to experience the 3D surround-sound quality of the music since the recording uses the head-related transfer function. Recorded live-to-stereo in August of 2007. No edits were made and the volume was not compressed.
Check out this article on CultureCourt.com
Wikipedia entry on Binaural Recording

Downloadable Quicktime Video of Snakecharmer with Binaural audio

Previews are high quality stereo, but limited to 2 minutes.

  • “Up Close”

    Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra

    SSRI 902011 (2008)

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1. Carrousel 6:36
2. La Luna 6:37 La Luna
3. Cocteau 5:34
4. The River 7:17
5. Sao Paulo 7:34 Sao Paulo
6. Silence (Excerpt) 2:55
7. Three Days Without You 4:29 Three Days Without You
8. Up Close 6:10
9. UnderWorld 3:36 UnderWorld
10. Entrance + Tuning 0:21

Writing + Publishing

All music written by OL.
Published by Luna Negra Music/BMI + administered by Holland Walk Muse


Producer: Ottmar Liebert

Engineer: Alan Behr

Studio: Oto-Mare, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mastering: Jon Gagan @ The Electric Company, Santa Fe

Mixed by: Alan Behr

Mix Medium: Digital

Record Medium: Digital

OL - Flamenco Guitar
Jon Gagan - Fretless Electric Bass Guitar
Stephen Duros - Flamenco Guitar
Davo Bryant - Percussion

Photography - OL
Design - Michael Motley