Artist: Mathew Jonson & Sebastian Mullaert
Title: Pollen 4 Life
Cat. #: HYPE057
Release Date: 2nd December, 2016
A1. Pollen 4 Life
A2. Pollen 4 Life (Dub)
Two summers ago, with no distinctive aims or deadlines, Mathew Jonson was invited to come and work with Sebastian Mullaert and stayed for 5 days in the exceptionally beautiful surroundings of one of Sweden’s National Parks. Inspiring a creative process far-removed from the harsh and harried pace of urban life; freedom to jam, play around and most importantly, reconnect with nature and the natural flow of ideas while deep in the forest, allowed their collective visions, directions and feelings to comfortably unwind.
As Mullaert puts it “the freeing up of space and time allows an artist to rediscover him or herself. Frames can’t be too rigid, static detail hinders the process to unfold in a beautiful way”. Engaging mostly in ambientic-style sessions ‘Pollen 4 Life’ was made on a day the mood took them in the direction of the dance floor. True to form and still escaping any kind of prescribed formula, the music embodies this fluid, evolving journey and a sense of losing yourself…
Both long-time figureheads of electronic music, Mathew Jonson (one third of Cobblestone Jazz) and Sebastian Mullaert (one half of techno duo Minilogue) have been collaborators and an inspiration to each other for over a decade, first with releases on Jonson’s label Wagon Repair and most recently as live trio Mathew Jonson vs. Minilogue, which only stopped touring last year. Originally meeting at the fabled Labyrinth festival in Japan 2005, Mullaert explains “our paths have crossed in different ways and now it’s time for an EP together; the fruit of Mathew’s visit to Röstånga. Pollen 4 Life”.
Hypercolour are currently celebrating 10 years in the business and this single represents another jewel in the crown for a label that’s seen recent releases from the likes of Kerrier District, Gary Gritness, Roman Flugel, DMX Krew and Outboxx.