This month Homogenic is 20 years old and Classic Album Sundays is celebrating with album listening sessions around the world. Björk, along with Mark Bell, Guy Sigsworth, Howie B and Markus Dravs, produced an album that saw Björk take yet another musical turn – a juxtaposition of organic instruments (strings, accordion, harp, pipe organ) and synthetic elements that dug even deeper into the experimental dance sounds that were emanating from the U.K.
The fact that English is a second language for Björk has always allowed for a unique approach to words and phrases. On Post, Björk seemed to be writing lyrics from the perspective of an eccentric homebody given to daydreaming; on Homogenic her lyrics became more incisive, astute and confrontational: “How could I be so immature/To think that he could replace/The missing elements in me?/How extremely lazy of me!” was most likely referencing her relationship with Tricky. Read more about the album here.
Homogenic is still considered one of the best works in Björk’s incredible cannon of music, and we are excited to present this as our worldwide Album of the Month. Join us to hear this incredible album in a new and enlightening way.
Time & Date: Sunday September 10th 4pm – 7pm
Venue: Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE
Tickets: £10 in advance here
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
New York City
Date and Time: Sunday 17th September 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 Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Audio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplification, AudioQuest Interconnects and cabling, Klipsch Loudspeakers, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers
Date and Time: Sunday 17th September 4 – 7 pm
Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Tickets: $6 in advance here
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 24th September 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: Klipschorns provided by Klipsch Audio and McIntosh Tube amps provided by Saturday Audio
Date and Time: Sunday September 24th 13:15pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Hidden Rooms, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA
Tickets: £9 in advance here
Presenter: Dean Butler
Audio Menu: Supplied by Audio Note UK
Speakers: Audio Note UK -E Spe/He, Speaker Stands: Audio Note UK -E, Integrated Valve Amplifier: Oto Phono SE Pure Class A, Turntable: Audio Note UK TT2, Tonearm: Audio Note UK Tonearm 1, Cartridge: Audio Note UK iQ 3, CD: Audio Note UK CD 2.1x, Speaker Cable: 4m Bi-wire Audio Note UK Isis speaker cable, Interconnect Cable: Audio Note UK AN-C
Date and Time: Sunday September 24th, 5 to 8 pm
Venue: The World Bar
Tickets: $15 at the door or in advance soon students/seniors half price soon
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
Date and Time: Sunday 17th September 2 – 4pm
Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009
Tickets: $5 in advance here
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 September 17th 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Local Relic, 320 S Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA
Tickets: $5 in advance here
Presenter: Chris O’Shea
Audio Menu supplied by The Music Room Colorado:
Speakers: Magico S1 M-Cast, Turntable: Rega RP8 w/Denon DL-103r, Phono Preamp: Moon 310LP and 320s, Preamplifier: Allnic L-3000 MK.2, Amplifiers: PS Audio BHK 300, Power Conditioner: PS Audio P10, Speaker Wire: Tara Labs The One CX Speaker Cables
Date: Sunday September 24th, 8pm to 11pm
Venue: Desiderata Fukuoka 1-15-3, 3F Imaizumi Chuo-ku Fukuoka 810-0014 Japan
Tickets: ¥1,000 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presenter: Masuo (Lighthouse Records founder / CAS Fukuoka) & Wataru Sato
Audio Menu: Klipschorn Loudspeakers, Mark Levinson 23.5L Power Amplifier, Mark Levinson No.26 Preamplifier, Pioneer Exclusive P3 turntable, Koetsu Cartridge and Stepup Trans.
Date and Time: Sunday 24th of September 6-9pm (doors open 5pm)
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 Tore Størvold (PhD, Department of Musicology, UiO) and musicians Kjartan “Kjarri” Sveinsson (former Sigur Rós) and María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir of Amiina.
Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio: Cartridge: Dynavector XX2 MK2, 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.