We're very pleased to announce our 5th release in our 25th year; Sebastian Mullaert's 'All The Keys Are Here' EP. .
http://smarturl.it/allthekeysarehere (rel: 23.6.17) .
This is Sebastian’s debut on the label, following collaborations with Mathew Jonson, Eitan Reiter, Aril Brikha & Kontra-Musik/Ulf Eriksson, and releases for Hypercolour/ Glass Table, Drumcode and mule musiq. .
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 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. .
. "I really believe that when someone is perceiving art, that person is in a way equally creative and part of the creation as a person playing an instrument, or performing or composing the song. Because it's in this very moment in the consciousness where the experience of the art is taking place..." – Sebastian Mullaert .
Pre-Order / FFI: http://smarturl.it/allthekeysarehere
12" Vinyl | Digital | AMB1705 | #apollo25 -----------------------------------------
@StellarRemnant Takeover next Wed 3/29 | Pop-up Shop anf DJ set from 8pm-1am | limited copies of badass imports/rare vinyl, like this installment for #KontraMusik 's 10yr Anniv, feat eclectic remixes by Max Loderbauer, Echospace, Sebastian Mullaert, and more!
New Arrivals: Kontra Musik comp 2x12 LP The ongoing celebration of Kontra-Musik's 10 years' anniversary is basically a recognition of the importance of charisma within the predominantly mechanical sphere of electronic music. To quote label boss Ulf Eriksson in a recent Groove interview: "To release on Kontra you need to have developed a unique and personal sound. If you are one of the machines out there producing electronic music for the dead, look elsewhere." For us, the Kontra-Musik X release was an emblem of our label's history, filled with unique and personal sounds. But in one instance one may rightfully claim Kontra-Musik's conventionality: our record sleeves are generally black & white. On X Color, however, we decided to make our murky label a bit more colorful by letting a handful of our favorite artists present their own takes of classic Kontra tracks. As a figure of speech, these artists repaint the tracks with their own colors. Sebastian Mullaert and Porn Sword Tobacco, for instance, work with very warm and vibrant colors while Max Loderbauer's choice is much more austere. Dorisburg's palette is lively and trippy while Sa Pa seems to have forgotten the protective mask when blending his intoxicating mixture. Exactly what coloration Echospace went with, we're not sure - the dub layers are so thick the paint will probably never dry - but we love it all the same. And this is true for every contribution of every nuance. #kontramusik#jonnsonalter#sebastianmullaert#jasonfine#pornswordtobacco#mokira#echospace#tm404#dorisburg#tylerfriedman#maxloderbauer#stellaremnantshop#stellaremnant
The festive holiday season is upon us, and with it comes endless money-spending and gifts that no one will ever use. So here is a useful present from me to you: an exclusive track from Daniel Araya, especially made for Sounds Of A Tired City. It's part of the same 'Acid Ambient Vol. 1' series he released on Kontra-Musik/Ulf Eriksson, but it's a special, slowed down and filtered version. Merry Christmas! (Oh, and blame me for the 🎅 hat... couldn't resist!) Link in bio!