Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’ turned 15-years-old in February, and to mark the occasion Classic Album Sundays has announced six listening sessions to hear the album on world class audiophile sound systems.
The first event takes place this Sunday 7th August at Brilliant Corners in Dalston, London, before going on to make stops in New York, Oslo, Los Angeles, Chicago, and ending at Miami’s Sweat Records on Sunday 21st August.
‘Discovery’ was Daft Punk’s second studio album and marked a change in sound from their debut, ‘Homework’, which Thomas Bangalter explained as a way of “saying to the electronic kids, ‘Rock is cool, you know? You can like that.'”
The album also featured many of Daft Punk’s influencers including Todd Edwards, DJ Sneak and Romanthony, all of whom had been asked to appear on the first Daft Punk album, but wouldn’t commit as the French duo weren’t known enough at the time.
You can see full details of the Daft Punk ‘Discovery’ listening parties below, and get tickets through Classic Album Sunday’s website.
Sunday August 7th 4 – 7pm
Venue: Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE
Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Simaudio Moon 310LP 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
Sunday, August 14th, 4 – 7 pm
Venue: Good Room 98 Meserole, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Presenters: Paul Raffaele & Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine)
Audio Menu: Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Audio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplification, AudioQuest Interconnects and cabling, Klipsch Loudspeakers, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers
Sunday, August 28th, 6 to 9 pm
Venue: Lab’en, Kulturhuset
Presenters: Kent Horne with journalist Thomas Strzelecki.
Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio and Midas Reference: Cartridge: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Woodpecker, Tone arm: Jelco 750 LB,Preamp: Auralic Merak 4x200W Monoblock, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Soulution 520, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Flavia, Power Conditioner: Oyaide
Sunday 28th August 4 – 7pm
Venue: Flora Chang, 607 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (this is a private venue, ticketed attendees only)
Presenter: Zach Cowie with special guest Todd Edwards
Audio Menu: Audio Note Jinro Shochu Amplifier, Audio Note M5 Phono Preamplifier, Audio Note S3 Step Up Transformer, Audio Note TT2 Turntable w/ Audio Note Tonearm 3 & Audio Note IO1 Cartridge, Klipschorn Loudspeakers, All interconnects & cabling by Audio Note
Sunday, 28th August, 5:30 to 8:30
Venue: Saturday Audio Exchange, 1021 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
Presenter: Sam Willett
Audio Menu installed by Saturday Audio Exchange
Date and Time: Sunday 21st August
Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
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
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