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Introducing the Michael Stearns Chronos 2022 Remaster Original X-86 Ambisonics Mix CD, a must-have for any ambient music enthusiast. This remastered edition brings new life to the timeless tracks, allowing listeners to experience the full depth and clarity of the original recordings. The X-86 Ambisonics technology creates an immersive listening experience, making it feel as though you're right there in the recording studio with Stearns himself. Whether you're a long-time fan or new to the ambient music scene, this Mix CD is sure to become a cherished addition to your collection. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of musical history with the Michael Stearns Chronos 2022 Remaster Original X-86 Ambisonics Mix CD.

 

A soundtrack tuned to the timescales and rhythms of human life on earth.


In Greek mythology “Chronos” is the personification of time. On composer and electronic musical visionary Michael Stearns’ 1985 album, Chronos serves as the tempo of a cascade of celestial movements, terrestrial sonic luminance, and morphic electronic harmonies.


Composed as the soundtrack for the IMAX film by cinematographer Ron Fricke (previously of Koyaanisqatsi), these 8 tracks combine to form a continuous 43-minute pandimensional experience, a sensual sound voyage with stops throughout the ancient and modern worlds.


Scored as the film was shot, Stearns’ Chronos leads us through earthbound and aerial spaces, the long plains, the cosmos, the big cities and the tracing of the spiritual and corporeal lights which inform each movement. The symphonic and majestic main theme in “Corridors of Time” hints at vast spaces and soulful longing flowing with cosmic poetry. The track reaches a powerful crescendo resolving in ghostly atmospheres, driving escalator steps and whispered voices. It returns half an hour later weaving into the themes of the swelling incandescent tapestry of the final two movements.

 

Reviews

In the tumultuous years since the 1985 release of Chronos, it’s been easy to forget how innovative this film was. Its subject matter, motion-controlled time-lapse visuals, and powerful wordless soundtrack all broke new ground - redefining what was possible in the immersive / giant screen / surround sound format.
Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space

One cannot be closer to the cosmos and life on earth than listening to Chronos, a deep cosmic symphony. That was (when) I realized that EM could definitely have a soul.
Sylvain Lupari, Synth & Sequences

Michael Stearns | Chronos | 2022 Remaster Original X-86 Ambisonics Mix | CD

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