Up to this point, Mondrian Forgery has stuck firmly within the limits of electro-swing, turning old jazz samples into cheerful (could we go as far as saying cheesy?) house bumpers. But, of course, there's much more to jazz, even big band jazz, than just dancing. In the space of one rather wet December (i.e. summer for those of us in Australia) week, he pulled together a bunch of samples and programming to create a downbeat collection that expands the parameters of the Mondrian Forgery template. The music veers into instrumental hiphop, lofi beats, maybe even traces of ancient triphop. You probably won't jump around the room listening to this collection but, hopefully, your head may nod and you may allow yourself to sit back and lose yourself in the flow.
Produced and Mastered by Adrian Elmer
Artwork & Design by Adrian Elmer
based on ‘Composition No. III with Red, Blue, Yellow & Black
by Piet Mondrian 1929
Toowoon Bay and Toongabbie, Australia, 2020
I would like to acknowledge the people of the Darkinjang nation & the Toogagal people of the Dharug nation, Traditional Custodians of the land on which this work was created, and pay my respects to their Elders past and present.