The philosophy behind DIE POD DIE is simple: give the music its rightful due by attentively listening to albums, in their entirety, on vinyl, using a quality hi-fi system. At each session, two albums with a special link are spotlighted, enabling participants to appreciate each one as a carefully thought out and coherent work.
Each event offers music fans an opportunity to enjoy the selected albums in a relaxed and accessible environment, specifically designed and lit for the occasion, that fully engages mind and body.
When choosing their programs, DIE POD DIE and the Phi Centre also highlights the work of local and regional labels that are not well known to the general public. Another opportunity for Phi to to foster encounters and exchanges between music lovers and artists from the local music scene.
The listening session will be followed by a discussion with Julien Boumard-Coallier, Quebec's voice of the project, Luc Bérard, from L’Oblique, and some members of Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche.
Remain in Light by the Talking Heads
Critically acclaimed when it was released in fall 1980, the Talking Heads’ fourth studio album was considered one of the best albums of the 1980s for its pioneering approach and skilful integration of funk-rock with African rhythms.
Zubberdust! by Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche
Released in fall 2014, the first album by Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche, a Montréal quartet founded in 2011, consists of two twenty-minute tracks with two short interludes. The highly rhythmical result is a thoughtful, danceable blend of jazz, experimental rock, and funk.