“On Tuesday 11th August 2015, I was lucky enough to be invited to Brilliant Corners to play records on their state-of-the-art, no-expense-spared soundsystem in Dalston, East London.
I took this as an opportunity to play the records (from my ever expanding collection) that I wouldn’t get the chance to play in the dance. The aim was not to make anyone dance. Not one record was ‘mixed’. Each song was allowed to play from beginning to end, in order to hear the music as it was meant to be heard, on the 4 channel klipsch-horn system, which is brilliant in the truest sense of the word.
The mix starts off ambient, beatless, avant-garde and noisy until rhythm and melody gently creep in before we go on a journey across the musical spectrum, taking in new age meditations, spiritual manifestations, free jazz, synthesised chaos, electronic experiments and silky smooth soulful incantations.
This is a mix to be enjoyed in one sitting; perhaps during a spring clean, potentially while preparing a feast, maybe even the soundtrack very contemplative after party, or introspective acid trip.
Needless to say, this was all vinyl, recorded on two lovingly modified turntables, through a bozak mixer. There’s a slight ground buzz on one turntable, but it’s very gentle and somewhat calming.”
Tracklist posted here for the Nerds: bit.ly/BrilliantCornersSetList