The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere. The immersive recordings not only transform the entire listening experience but also – more radically – these innovative recordings overturn some very basic concepts regarding how music is composed and performed. 2L emphasizes immersive audio with Pure Audio Blu-ray and HiRes file distribution and streaming, and has garnered no less than 36 American GRAMMY nominations, 28 of these in craft categories Best Engineered Album, Best Surround Sound Album, and Producer of the Year. This year the album LUX won the GRAMMY for Best Immersive Audio.
The beauty of the recording arts is that there is no fixed formula and no blueprint. It all comes out of the music. Every project starts out by digging into the score and talking with the composer, if contemporary, and the musicians. It is not our task as producers and engineers to try to re-create a concert situation with all its commercial limitations. On the contrary; we should make the ideal out of the recording medium and create the strongest illusion, the sonic experience that emotionally moves the listener to a better place.