We are delighted to be hosted a special one off event featuring Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon on Sunday 16th Sepetmber at The Stromness Academy underneath The Museum Of The Moon a touring artwork by Luke Jerram. Measuring 7 metres in diameter, this huge structure was created from NASA imagery of the lunar surface.
Hear the story behind the album and then listen to Floyd’s 1973 masterpiece, uninterrupted, on vinyl played on a Linn Sondek Akurate LP12 turntable whist gazing at this incredible piece of art.
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There will be space for people to relax on the floor around the Moon (please bring your own cushion) plus seats around the perimeter and in the gallery. All seating will be on a first come, first served basis.
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 experience this album as never before.
You can buy the album here.
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Date and Time: Doors open 3:00 PM
Stromness Academy, Stromness KW16 3JS