We are delighted to be hosting a special album listening session for Erased Tapes who are set to release ‘Spells’, the new album by their latest signing: Berlin-based composer, producer and sound designer Ben Lukas Boysen, on 10th June 2016.
‘Spells’ merges programmed piano pieces with live instruments, combining the controllable technical world and the often unpredictable aspects of live improvisation. In some ways it continues where his underground debut ‘Gravity’ left off, though a lot of weight is lifted, making room for a lighter and more energetic listen. Friend and fellow Erased Tapes artist Nils Frahm mixed and mastered both albums. Ben is not a master pianist like his dear friend, but his sound collages are so meticulously designed that after hearing the result an impressed Nils declared: “from now on, if anyone asks – this is a real piano”.
Nils was not the only person to be impressed with Lukas’ work, BBC 6 Music host Mary Ann Hobbs proclaimed it as “incredible” and Jon Hopkins noted “I thought it was such a calming and sensitive piece that sounded to me like the beginning of something…the warmth and depth of the sound entrances me every time”.
Join us for what is sure to be an incredible evening!
The full schedule for the evening is as follows:
5:30 Bar & Kitchen opens
7:40 Last orders for food
10:15 Event finishes
Tuesday June 14th 7:30 – 10:15pm
Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE
Tickets: £15 online here
Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and Ben Lukas Boysen
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