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Classic Album Sundays presents Radiohead ‘OK Computer’

As Radiohead’s OK Computer turns twenty in May we have decided to celebrate with album listening sessions around the world.

Brimming with genuine emotion and beautiful, complex imagery OK Computer is one of the most inventive and rewarding albums of the nineties. The album was a turning point for the band, marking a perfect halfway point between their earlier, alternative-rock records and the avant-garde/electronica albums that would follow. Even after 20 years it still manages to engage the listener is a way few albums during that time period have come close to.

For a more detailed breakdown of the album check out this great video of The Guardian’s John Harris from when he joined us at Camp Bestival in 2015 as he discussed his love for one of the greatest albums of the nineties.

London

Date and Time: Sunday 7th May  4 – 7 pm

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

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

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

Berlin

Date & Time: Sunday 21st May 5 to 8 pm

Venue: Baumhaus Bar, Falckensteinstrasse 48, 10997 Berlin

Tickets: €8 Euro in advance here. – €10 on the door

Presenter: Christine Kakaire – Guest speaker: Torsten Groß

Audio Menu installed by Max Schlundt Kulturtechnik and with a Clearaudio turntable and Avantgarde Acoustic loudspeakers. An Innovation Series Turntable with its dedicated stand and a Universal Tonearm and a DaVinci Phono Pick up.

Cambridge

Date and Time: Sunday 7th May 3 – 6 pm

Venue: Hidden Rooms, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA

Tickets:  £9 in advance, student discount tickets £5 also available here

Presenter: Dean Butler

Audio Menu: The audio menu for our events in Cambridge is kindly supplied by the fantastic Criterion Audio

SME Model 15 turntable with Ortofon Cadenza Red cartridgeBel Canto ACI600 integrated amplifier and streamer, PMC FACT12 loudspeakers, Analysis Plus loudspeaker cables.

Brussels

Date: Sunday, 21st May, 4 to 7pm

Venue: Le Cercle des Voyageurs, 18 Lievevrouwbroersstraat/ Rue des Grands Carmes 18, 1000 Brussels

Tickets: €10 online here, €7 for Mondocultures members, €5 students.

Presenter: Dorien Schampaert. Apart from teaching popular music studies, music analysis and music technology at the University of Leeds for the past 6 years, Dorien has been a huge Radiohead fan for even longer.  In fact, her current research is on the Ondes Martenot, an electronic instrument which features on several Radiohead albums.  She will be sharing with us her knowledge of both the band and this particular album.

Audio menu: Acoustic Signature Challenger MkIII turntable, Ortofon SPU Royal N cartridge, Audio Innovations Series 800 step-up, Audio Note M1 RIAA (modified) phono preamp, Avantgarde Acoustic XA Integrated amplifier, Avantgarde Duo XD horn loudspeakers.

Oslo

Date and Time: Monday 29th of May 7-9pm (doors open 6pm)

Venue: Kulturhuset LAB

Tickets: 100NOK in the door or in advance HERE. Students (student card), Juniors (under 18), Seniors (above 65) and Initial Service Norwegian Armed Forces (ID card): Half price!

Presenters: Kent Horne with prize winning authors John Erik Riley and Johan Harstad

Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio and Midas ReferenceCartridge: Ortofon Cadenza BlackTurntable: Dr. Feickert Blackbird, Tone arm: Jelco750 LB 12″, Preamp: 4 x Monoblocks Auralic Merak 2x800W, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Ayon AurisLoudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2Interconnects: Midas Reference SiljeSpeaker Cable: Midas Reference SiljePower Conditioner: Isol-8.

Chicago

Date and Time: Sunday 21st May 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Venue: Saturday Audio Exchange, 1021 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago IL, 60647

Tickets: $5 in advance here

Presenter: Sam Willett

Audio Menu: provided by Saturday Audio and will include McIntosh Tube amps and Monitor Audio Gold tower speakers

Sydney

Date and Time: Sunday, May 14th, 5 to 8 pm

Venue: The World Bar

Tickets: $15 at the door or in advance here students/seniors half price soon

Presenters: Jim Poe (Bondi Beach Radio)

Audio Menu: Turntable – Roksan Radius 5, Cartridge – Ortofon 2M Bronze, Amp – Roksan K3, Speakers – Klipsch Heresy

Fukuoka

Date: Sunday May 21st, 8pm to 11pm

Venue: Square 1-15-3, 3F Imaizumi Chuo-ku Fukuoka 810-0014 Japan

Tickets: ¥1,000 (RSVP cas@lighthouserecords.jp)

Presenter: Masuo (Lighthouse Records founder / CAS Fukuoka) & Wataru Sato

Audio Menu: Klipschorn LoudspeakersMark Levinson 23.5L Power AmplifierMark Levinson No.26 PreamplifierPioneer Exclusive P3 turntableKoetsu Cartridge and Stepup Trans.

Washington DC

Date and Time: Sunday 14th May 3 – 6pm

Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009

Tickets: $5 in advance here

Presenter: Marcus Dowling

Audio Menu provided by Audioism.

REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM CartridgeREGA Fono MM Phono PreampAudioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback SystemXcilica HD System ProcessorAudioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects

Miami

Date and Time: Sunday 28th May 4 – 7 pm

Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Tickets: $5 in advance soon

Presenter: Lauren Reskin – Sweat Records

Audio Menu: Audio Note T1 TurntableAudio Note 1Q1 cartridgeAudio Note M2 Phono PreamplifierAudio Note Conqueror SET AmplifierDeja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage SpeakersAudio Note Lexus Cables

Los Angeles

Date and Time: Sunday 28th May, 4 – 7 pm

Venue: Flora Chang, 607 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (this is a private venue, ticketed attendees only)

Tickets: $15 in advance here

Presenter: Zach Cowie

Audio Menu: Audio Note Jinro Shochu AmplifierAudio Note M5 Phono PreamplifierAudio Note S3 Step Up TransformerAudio Note TT2 Turntable w/ Audio Note Tonearm 3 & Audio Note IO1 Cartridge,Klipschorn Loudspeakers, All interconnects & cabling by Audio Note

New York City

Date and Time: Sunday 21st May 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue: Magick City, 37 Box Street, Brooklyn NY 11222

Tickets: $10 in advance here

Presenters: Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine)

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

Kansas City

Date & Time: Sunday May 21st 1pm – 4pm

Venue: Waldo Pizza Tap Room, 7433 Broadway Street, Kansas City, MO 64114

Tickets: $5 in advance here

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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