“We are simply gonna change music forever, and the way people think about music. And don’t think we can’t do it, we will.” – Sigur Ros

A bold statement on their website at the time of Ágætis byrjun’s release gave a direct insight into Sigur Ros’ mind at the time. To call then “post-rock” would be an insult; piano, flutes, tremolo, horns, feedback, and inhuman sounding vocal performances create a sound that cannot really be defined by time or genre.

Ágætis byrjun is stand alone record that probably would never have been made in trend-obsessed cities such as London and New York, it’s stark sound is reminisent in direction of Iceland’s biggest musical export Björk. Neither have been confined by genre or rules and have made unique music at a time where it appears increasingly difficult to do so.

Join us at one of our worldwide listening sessions to hear this album as never before.

The album is available to purchase here.

London

Time & Date: Sunday July 8th 2018 16:00 – 19:00

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

Tickets: £10 plus booking fee in advance here

Presenter: Gabriel Szatan (Boiler Room / No Bad Days)

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

Sydney

Date and Time: Sunday July 15th 2018, 5 to 8 pm

Venue: The World Bar

Tickets: $10 at the door or in advance here

Presenters: Jim Poe (Bondi Beach Radio)

Audio Menu: Turntable: Rega RP6, Cartridge: Rega Exact, Amp: Accuphase E-202 Integrated Amplifier, Speakers: Klipsch Heresy, Subs: Klipsch R-10SW

Washington DC

Date and Time: Sunday July 15th 2018 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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

Tickets: $5 – $7 in advance here

Presenter: Joe Lapan, Timothy Anne Burnside, Marcus Dowling, DJ Bee of Fresh Radio

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

Chicago

Date and Time: Sunday July 15th 2018 5:30 – 8:30 pm

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

Tickets: $5 in advance here

Presenter: Jim Burchill from CHIRP Radio

Audio Menu: Klipschorns provided by Klipsch Audio and McIntosh Tube amps provided by Saturday Audio

 

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