It’s one of our favourite releases of the year so far: Sebastian Mullaert’s recent ‘All the Keys Are Here’ for the legendary R&S offshoot Apollo. With a series of newly released outtakes the Belgian maestro decides to pull back the curtain on the creative process behind the stunning release for London based magazine Inverted Audio.
While most well-known historically for his widescreen melodic techno as one half of Minilogue, Mullaert’s compositions for ‘All The Keys Are Here’ draw on a lusher, more organic palette of sounds, thrumming with intimate inner vibrations. Originating from piano based improvisations, these four musical excursions embrace simplicity through repetition and sparse arrangements that make for an ecstatic, enveloping listening experience.
Sebastian’s studio sessions and live performances take influence from his Zen spiritual practices and meditative techniques, with inspiration provided by the serenity and simplicity of the forest close to his home studio in the majestic Röstånga woods.
For Inverted Audio Mullaert sheds new light on two of the four tracks featured on the Apollo debut. Check the full interview here or listen to the outtakes below.