Pitchblack Playback at Browns East
This summer Browns East has teamed up with London’s Pitchblack Playback, bringing you the ultimate immersive music experience to feed your festival blues, inviting you to listen to albums from start to finish in the dark.
From the 24th June, the Immersive Room will host an intimate private listening booth - a pitch-black space that offers visitors personal listening sessions of both classic LPs and highly anticipated releases within a deluxe soundproof room, designed by the masters of sleek sound design, Bang + Olufsen.
The line-up includes iconic musicians of the past and trailblazers of the future, and is an experience you can enjoy alone or with another member of your household. Heightening your audio senses, the Pitchblack Playback experience allows for total immersion in moments of iconic music history, old and new.
First on our lineup, we pay homage to Glastonbury, recalling The Cure’s performances on the festival’s Pyramid stage in both 1986 and 2019 with their album Pornography. Next we pay tribute to another festival favourite, Christine and the Queens, presenting her latest EP La vita nuova.
The third focus of Pitchblack Playback at Browns East celebrates one of the most exciting artists of the new decade, Yves Tumor. The American-born electronic artist is known for their pioneering experiments in both music and fashion, shapeshifting across genres to bring something new to each of their records. Celebrating Tumor’s recent rock-inspired offering, immersive listening makes for the perfect environment to fully appreciate every minute of Tumor’s musical mastery.
Next we welcome the Bad Seeds frontman, husband of The Vampire’s Wife and master of the baritone, Nick Cave. This celebrated musician, writer and “master of darkness” has a career spanning over four decades, which we’ll be celebrating with a listen to the 2016 album, Skeleton Tree.
In celebration of our Homecoming activation which launches on Wednesday 26th August, the final instalment in the Pitchblack Playback series at Browns East is a celebration of global African culture with listening sessions from rising British-Nigerian artist Obongjayar and beloved Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti.
9th Sept – 22nd Sept
Fela Kuti, Beasts of No Nation (1989) 28 mins
Each session lasts 1.5 hours, allowing the room to be thoroughly cleaned between bookings.