SUZANNE CIANI RELEASES LIVE QUADRAPHONIC ALBUM
VIA LIMITED PRESSING VINYL
The first quadraphonic vinyl release in over 30 years.
Suzanne Ciani, the Diva of the Diode, who's plying at this year's Moogfest, releases LIVE Quadraphonic digitally on her birthday June 4th, 2018, with a numbered Quadraphonic vinyl package available for direct pre-order and at Ace Hotel locations around the world June 29th. The performance, recorded live at Gray Area in San Francisco on March 5, 2016, was her first solo Buchla synthesizer performance in 40 years, beginning a string of exclusively quadraphonic performances around the world at events including Ableton LOOP, Marfa Myths, MOCA Detroit, Moogfest, Terraforma, Red Bull Music Academy, Sonar, SXSW and an upcoming performance at Ambient Church in New York City.
Suzanne’s performance at Gray Area, like every other since that day have been in the long forgotten Quadraphonic format; the earliest true 360° listening format of which the original Buchla 200 synthesizer natively output via the Buchla 227 quad output module. Since that performance, a global array of sonic experts have worked together to rebirth this Quadraphonic vinyl LP.
For this experimental release and inspired by the Buchla 227 quad output module, there is a limited edition of only 227 LPs, numbered, 45 rpm, 180g quadraphonic vinyl discs sold, plus a custom quadraphonic hardware decoder made in collaboration with Involve Audio to decode two channels of audio from the vinyl disc back to the four-channel recording- and with stunning results. The vinyl discs were thoughtfully pressed at Jack White’s Third Man Pressing plant in Detroit, MI and are fully compatible for play with any vinyl playback systems in stereo. Current owners of vintage Regular Matrixquadraphonic receivers may also listen to LIVE Quadraphonic in quad via any format, digital download, streaming, radio broadcast or vinyl.
Roe Peterhans, Oblique Strategist at Third Man's Cass Corridor location, says “We really enjoyed the opportunity to work on Suzanne’s project. Adventurous projects like this are the kind our plant was designed for.”
As a part of its commitment to sonic exploration via its Studio A program, each Ace Hotel around the world will carry a specific serial number of the limited vinyl release in the Ace Hotel shop. Each numbered vinyl corresponds to a number in the address of each hotel location. For example, the London Ace will have number 100 available, corresponding to its address at 100 Shoreditch High Street. Specific detail on available numbers can be found on this fact sheet. All Ace Hotel shops: Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Palm Springs, Pittsburg, Portland and Seattle will carry one of the only 227 limited edition packages starting June 29th, 2018. Select record storesincluding Third Man Store Detroit, Third Man Store Nashville, and others will also be carrying the vinyl on the same date.
In celebration of this release the perpetually innovative non-profit radio station dublab will be playing the LIVE Quadraphonic vinyl over the air during their pledge drive in its entirety on Suzanne’s birthdayJune 4th, 2018 at Noon Pacific Time with Suzanne live on the air to talk about the project. One lucky contributor at this time will receive a signed version of the vinyl+quad decoder package when its available.