Happy New Year! (?!)
If you hadn’t noticed, 2021 is upon us, which means our new ‘Album Of The Month‘ virtual sessions swing into action, when someone from the record club community will be choosing an album for us to listen to in full from the comfort of our own homes. To take part, you must sign up here.
Our first AOTM session takes place on Thursday 14th January, with Jarrod Hopkinson presenting Massive Attack’s ‘Protection’. Released in 1994, this was the Bristol band’s second album, featuring guest vocals from Tracey Thorn and Tricky. To help set the scene, Jarrod has put together a playlist of tracks by Massive Attack’s collaborators and contemporaries which you can listen to now in the run up to the session. He’s also uncovered a 1992 DJ set by MA’s Daddy G and their tour DJ Nick Warren for anyone who wants to explore the band’s roots further. Listen to that here.
HOW TO TAKE PART
We’ll be convening online via Zoom on the second Thursday of each month at 8pm. The session will begin with an introduction to the album by the person who’s chosen it, which we’ll then listen to in real time on whichever format is available to you – vinyl, CD or streaming (links will be provided for streaming services), coming back together on Zoom once the album has finished for a chat about what we’ve listened to.
A couple of days before the session you’ll receive an email with links for the Zoom meeting and streaming options for the album, plus a rough outline of how the session will work. The Zoom link will only be shared in this email, so if you do want to take part and join in, you must sign up in advance.
And remember: STAY AT HOME – LISTEN ONLINE.