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Classic Album Sundays presents Radiohead ‘Kid A’

Released in 2000 and marking a radical change in direction, ‘Kid A’ took Radiohead into a new territory of avant garde electronica. Their traditional guitar led sound was replaced by a futuristic vision of drum machines and synthesisers coupled with the antipodal sonics of string orchestration and brass bands. Produced by Nigel Godrich at locations across Europe, the album would go on to win the Grammy for best alternative album and also garner a nomination for album of the year.

Initially the album elicited mixed reviews from journalists, Mojo magazine would comment “upon first listen, Kid A is just awful … Too often it sounds like the fragments that they began the writing process with – a loop, a riff, a mumbled line of text, have been set in concrete and had other, lesser ideas piled on top”. Many others would recognise it’s genius immediately, Pitchfork’s Brent DiCrescenzo gave the album an instant 10/10, “It’s an album of sparking paradox. It’s cacophonous yet tranquil, experimental yet familiar, foreign yet womb-like, spacious yet visceral, textured yet vaporous, awakening yet dreamlike, infinite yet 48 minutes. It will cleanse your brain of those little crustaceans of worries and inferior albums clinging inside the fold of your gray matter. The harrowing sounds hit from unseen angles and emanate with inhuman genesis.”

Joins us to hear ‘Kid A’ like you’ve never heard it before, switch off your phones, relax and enjoy one of the finest albums of the century so far!

London

Sunday 4th October 5 – 8pm

Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE

Tickets: £10 online here and £12 on the door

Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableRega IOS Reference MC Phono StageAudio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers

New York City

Sunday, October 11th, 4 – 7 pm

Good Room 98 Meserole, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Tickets: $8 online here / $10 on the door

Presenters: Ron Like Hell (Wrecked)

Audio Menu: Rega Apheta MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableAudio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplificationAudioQuest Interconnects and cablingKlipsch LoudspeakersKlipsch SW-115 Subwoofers

Oslo

Sunday, October 18th, 6 to 9 pm

Venue: Cafè Mono

Tickets: NOK100 in the door or in advance here, Students/Seniors half price.

Presenters: Kent Horne with author John Erik Riley and singer Nina Swan.

Visual interpretetions by João Doria

Audio Menu installed by Duet AudioCartridge: Ortofon Cadenza BlackTurntable: Dr. Feickert Woodpecker,  Tone arm: Jelco 750 LBIntegrated Amp with phono stage: Soulution 530Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2Interconnects: Midas Reference SiljeSpeaker Cable: Midas Reference SiljePower Conditioner: Oyaide

Kansas City

Sunday, October 18th, 1 – 4 pm

Waldo Pizza, 7433 Broadway Street, Kansas City, MO 64114

Tickets: $5 in advance here and if seating is still available $8 on the door.

Presenter: Kelsyn Rooks

Audio Menu: Audio Note Turntable setup – TT2 TurntableDeluxe Arm 3IQ3 cartridge; Audio Note Ankoru Amplifiers and M6 Phono pre-amplifier; Audio Note interconnects and cabling, Klipsch La Scala II loudspeakersKlipsch R-115SW subwoofers

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