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Pitchblack Playback

Pitchblack Playback is a series of listening sessions inviting the music-loving public to hear upcoming album releases and classic LPs like never before.

But that’s not all. To ensure that there’s no distractions and that you're totally immersed in the music, our events are staged in the dark. It’s just you and the music.

Pitchblack Playback isn’t aimed at audiophiles; it’s simply for lovers of damn good music who still value the album as an artform and who want to hear their favourite records and exclusive first plays through the most immersive, detailed and visceral sound experience possible. You'll feel the bass in your body and hear details you never noticed before. Your hearing is heightened when your vision is cut off and it only serves to make the music feel more intense.

Once you’ve heard music like this, you’ll want to come back for more.

Tue, 31 May

Pitchblack Playback: Taylor Swift 'Evermore' (Deluxe Edition)

Taylor Swift returns to Pitchblack Playback's album listening sessions in the dark following huge demand after their 'Folklore' sessions last year (which sold out in advance—you have been warned!) The high-definition 24-bit files will be upmixed to surround sound on our powerful cinema system for you to hear every nuance of these stunning records. No distractions; just you and the music. “This sounds great” - Rick Rubin "The future of music listening" - The Guardian ”Very revealing” - Richard Russell, XL Recordings / Everything Is Recorded "A fabulous idea" - Jay Kay, Jamiroquai Ticket includes Pitchblack Playback eye mask for extra darkness. Please arrive by event start time as latecomers will not be permitted. As recommended by The Guardian, GQ, Time Out, Metro, Newsweek and The Londonist.

Thu, 16 Jun

Pitchblack Playback: Taylor Swift 'Evermore' (Deluxe Edition)

Taylor Swift returns to Pitchblack Playback's album listening sessions in the dark following huge demand after their 'Folklore' sessions last year (which sold out in advance—you have been warned!) The high-definition 24-bit files will be upmixed to surround sound on our powerful cinema system for you to hear every nuance of these stunning records. No distractions; just you and the music. “This sounds great” - Rick Rubin "The future of music listening" - The Guardian ”Very revealing” - Richard Russell, XL Recordings / Everything Is Recorded "A fabulous idea" - Jay Kay, Jamiroquai Ticket includes Pitchblack Playback eye mask for extra darkness. Please arrive by event start time as latecomers will not be permitted. As recommended by The Guardian, GQ, Time Out, Metro, Newsweek and The Londonist.

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