Hailed as ‘the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music’ by The Guardian, Richard James released his debut album as Aphex Twin in 1992. The ingredients of ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’ are exactly what it says on the tin, although the unassuming title does not reveal the significance of its contents. Even if James truly was unaware of Brian Eno’s music before he started recording, it sounds as if the torch had been passed as these recordings opened up new possibilities for ambient and electronic.
Classic Album Sundays will celebrate this iconic recording as our July Album of the Month. Join us to hear music that influenced or was contemporary to Aphex Twin during our Musical Lead-Up. Next hear the story behind the album and then a full vinyl replay on our audiophile hi-fi ensuring you will be able to experience the album in a way you never have before.
Sunday, 5th July, 5 to 8 pm
Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE
Transport: Dalston Junction / Dalston Kingsland / Haggerston Overground
Tickets: £10 in advance available here and if seating is still available £12 on the door.
Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and special guest Beardyman
Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Rega IOS Reference MC Phono Stage, Audio Note Jinro Integrated Amp, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers and Klipschorn Loudspeakers
Sunday, July 19th, 4 pm – 7 pm
Good Room 98 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tickets: $8 + service charge online here / $10 on the door
Presenters: Ron Like Hell (Wrecked) & Richard Gamble (Lost Soul Enterprises)
Audio Menu installed by Stuarts Audio: Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Rega Aria Phono Stage, Audio Note M3 Preamp, Audio Note Jinro Power Amp, AudioQuest Interconnects, AudioQuest Castle Rock Speaker Cable, Klipsch Loudspeakers, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers
Sunday, Aug 9th, 6 to 9 pm
Cafe Mono, Pløens Gate 4, 0181 Oslo
Tickets: NOK100 in the door or in advance here. Students half price.
Presenters: Kent Horne with electronic musician Per Martinsen (Mental Overdrive)
Visual interpretetions by João Doria
Audio Menu from Duet Audio: Cartridge: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Woodpecker, Tone arm: Jelco 750 LB, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Soulution 530, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Oyaide