With its 9 new tracks and its 35 additional minutes, the 10th anniversary edition of Random Access Memory is very successful with an excellent vinyl version composed of 3 LP with booklet and poster.
But, there is an additional surprise, the mixed versions in spatial audio presented in Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio (360RA) formats.
Listening to RAM in spatial audio, one wonders if the album was not thought for this media, so much the spatialization is natural for the music.
It is a true success, each piece bringing a spatialization which is clean to him, as for example on “Contact”, the atmosphere of the space sound immerses us in the music, with the voice above our heads then the music surrounds us and the bass is there, present with a lot of energy and dynamics.
The enlargement of the sound space exploits a positioning of voices, instruments, sound effects in the 3D space, while keeping a beautiful frontal energy.
The two formats Dolby Atmos and Sony 360RA are very good with a little more for the 360RA with its rendering a little more spatial, a little more sound space.
In addition to the spatialization, we find a very beautiful dynamics of the album with a DR13 in Atmos or Sony 360RA listening compared to the DR8 of the digital stereo version.
It is really an experience to listen (at least in (7.1.4) if you have the opportunity, you will rediscover the album and will be immersed in it. The Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio versions bring a new vision and listening of this album.
The review including 9 other versions (vinyl, CD Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon, original and 10th anniversary) has been updated with both spatial formats, you can find all the measures including the spatialization for each track (in 7.1.4) as well as some samples here.