Homogenic turns 20 years old this September and will rightly be featured with album listening sessions around the world. Björk, along with Mark Bell, Guy Sigsworth, Howie B and Markus Dravs produced an album that was a new style for Björk, a juxtaposition of organic instruments (strings, accordion, harp, pipe organ) and synthetic elements.
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 are arguably her most incisive and astute to date, “How could I be so immature/To think that he could replace/The missing elements in me?/How extremely lazy of me!”.
Join us to hear this incredible album as never before.
About our special guest, Frank Duchêne
Independent mixing engineer, musician and music producer, Frank Duchêne was a founding member of Belgian pop band Hooverphonic and has produced a variety of local and international artists.
About the audio guear: Step up transformer (Audio Innovations Series 800) and phono stage (Audio
Note M1 RIAA, modified) remain on the menu, too.
This will be the audio menu for Bxl from now:
Pre-amplifier: Pink Faun Tube Pre, custom version
Power amplifiers: Audio Note Quest Low Gain monoblocks (mids)
Welter EB III monoblocks (modified) with TJ Full Music 2A3 output valves
Loudspeakers: Fully active driven Avantgarde Duo XDs
Cables: Pink Faun/Triple M Audio Shop, Furutech