Suzanne CianiLIVE Quadraphonic

Label:Atmospheric – LF-001, CyKiK – LF-001
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Quadraphonic
Box Set, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Quadraphonic
Style:Experimental, Ambient, New Age


LIVE Quadraphonic(14:30)
A1.1Part One5:23
A1.2Part Two5:13
A1.3Part Three3:54
LIVE Quadraphonic(15:30)
B1.1Part Four2:51
B1.2Part Five1:52
B1.3Part Six1:54
B1.4Part Seven2:00
B1.5Part Eight1:20
B1.6Part Nine1:56
B1.7Part Ten1:35
B1.8Part Eleven2:02

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Mixed and Performed live on a Buchla 200e by Suzanne Ciani at Gray Area, San Francisco, CA on March 5th, 2016.

LIVE Quadraphonic is the 16th album from Suzanne Ciani. It was digitally released on her 72nd, June 4th, 2018, with a limited-edition Quadraphonic vinyl package exclusively available for direct pre-order and at Ace Hotel locations around the world June 29th. The quadraphonic performance, recorded live at Gray Area in San Francisco on March 5, 2016, was her first solo Buchla synthesizer performance in 40 years.

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 worked together to rebirth this Quadraphonic vinyl LP in 30 years.

Inspired by the Buchla 227 quad output module, the $227 release was a very limited edition of only 227 numbered, 45 rpm, 180g quadraphonic vinyl discs sold. The box also included an enamel pin based on the album cover, 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.[44][45]. Although the release sounds the most accurate with the custom decoder, owners of vintage Regular Matrix quadraphonic receivers or modern receivers with Dolby Pro Logic II may also listen to LIVE Quadraphonic in quad via any format, digital download, streaming, radio broadcast or vinyl.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Limited Edition Vinyl): 666628370460
  • Barcode (Digital Release): 666628370477


  • clairvoyance72's avatar
    There is one going for £900. Someone has brought one for £500 or so... I mean this is crazy. Come on guys.
    • cabasse's avatar
      Edited 2 years ago
      I don't own the vinyl, but recently discovered that my home theater receiver seems to decode the standard stereo audio (available on spotify or tidal) as quadraphonic sound if I play it with Dolby Pro Logic enabled (i assume it is pro logic II as i hear discrete left and right rear channel info, even though it doesn't state that as a specification - marantz nr1609)

      Very cool piece of music, and hearing it in quadraphonic really adds an extra dimension. I wish there was more like this out there.


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