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.
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 Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Rega IOS Phono Stage Audio Note Jinro Integrated Amp, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers
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 soon
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 cartridge, Bel Canto ACI600 integrated amplifier and streamer, PMC FACT12 loudspeakers, Analysis Plus loudspeaker cables.
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.
Date and Time: Monday 29th of May 7-9pm (doors open 6pm)
Venue: Kulturhuset LAB
Tickets: NOK100 in the door or in advance soon. Students/Seniors/Juniors half price.
Presenters: Kent Horne with prize winning authors John Erik Riley and Johan Harstad
Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio and Midas Reference: Cartridge: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Blackbird, Tone arm: Jelco750 LB 12″, Preamp: 4 x Monoblocks Auralic Merak 2x800W, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Ayon Auris, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Isol-8.
Date and Time: Sunday 28th 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
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
Date: Sunday May 21st, 8pm to 11pm
Tickets: ¥1,000 (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org)
Presenter: Masuo (Lighthouse Records founder / CAS Fukuoka) & Wataru Sato
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 Cartridge, REGA Fono MM Phono Preamp, Audioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback System, Xcilica HD System Processor , Audioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects
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 Turntable, Audio Note 1Q1 cartridge, Audio Note M2 Phono Preamplifier, Audio Note Conqueror SET Amplifier, Deja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage Speakers, Audio Note Lexus Cables
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 Amplifier, Audio Note M5 Phono Preamplifier, Audio Note S3 Step Up Transformer, Audio 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: TBC
Venue: Good Room 98 Meserole, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tickets: $8 in advance soon
Presenters: Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine)