“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.
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 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 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)
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
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 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