Didn't Pearl Jam do a binaural album?
stereo is a natural phenomenon, badly imitated by contemporary
recording & distribution techniques, that typically use only the level
& not the phase component to locate something in a stereo
several attempts have been made to record rock music using
"accurate" techniqes- most notably, for my money, joe jackson's efforts in the
early 80s.... "body & soul", I think it was.
that's not to say that recordings can't be convincing &/or
dramatic with the use of panning, artificial space & close-miking
surround sound is necessary because the altered frequency
response of the ear to sounds from behind the listener are different for every
individual, & can't be convincingly reproduced with standard two-channel
I could go on for hours.....