For our October session in Cambridge we will be featuring the iconic ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ by Pink Floyd.
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is loaded with innovative musical ideas that set high expectations for how epic a rock studio effort could be in 1973. It was Pink Floyd’s first concept album as the lyrics cohesively revolved around heavy themes like mental illness, mortality, and greed. Instrumentally, it’s sound collages and extended jams reinforced the lyrical content and would influence all psychedelic and progressive rock records in its wake. Fortunately, the group and their engineer Alan Parsons had access to the new 16-track mixing technology and new synthesizers like the EMS Synthi AKS, which created the texture of their cosmic universe.
Dark Side of the Moon was purposefully sequenced into two vinyl sides as two symphonic movements— the band’s performance gradually crescendos until they hit a climax at the end of the first and beginning of the second. “Money” opens the second side in a refreshing way— it’s accessible riff brings you back to earth after Clare Torry’s experiential vocal performance on “The Great Gig in the Sky” and its shift from 7/4 to 4/4 time inspires an exhilarating performance. It’s the perfect combination of their homemade cats register samples, and their seemingly effortless ability to craft groovy riffs. Bassist Roger Waters and guitarist David Gilmour play together with a chemistry you can feel, and it becomes even more tangible with a great hi-fi.
Join us to hear this on world class audiophile sound system supplied by Audio Note UK to experience this album as never before.
Read more about the album here.
Read our Art Of The Album blog featuring Pink Floyd here.
Date and Time: Sunday October 22nd, 3 – 6 pm
Venue: Hidden Rooms, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA
Tickets: Coming Soon
Audio Menu Supplied by Audio Note UK feat:
Audio Note UK -E Spe/He Speakers, Audio Note UK -E speaker stands, Audio Note UK Oto Phono SE Pure Class A integrated Valve amplifier, Audio Note UK TT2 Deluxe Turntable, Audio Note UK Tonearm 1, Audio Note UK iQ 3 Cartridge, Audio Note UK CD 2.1x, Audio Note UK Isis speaker cable, Audio Note UK AN-C interconnect cable