Sebastian Mullaert launches Circle of Live Recordings

Circle Of Live is a brand new, live act only event series concept and record label curated by Sebastian Mullaert to honour the values of spontaneity and improvisation.

For the inau­gur­al release on the new Cir­cle Of Live imprint, Sebas­t­ian Mul­laert presents a joint EP with long­time col­lab­o­ra­tor Eitan Reit­er. The duo pre­vi­ous­ly met on the 2014 album Reflec­tions of Noth­ing­ness’, (Mule Musiq) borne out of a week-long jam spent togeth­er at Sebastian’s tran­quil Röstån­ga stu­dio. Fol­low­ing the album’s release, they arranged two live shows at Ozo­ra fes­ti­val in Hungary.

For the first year, the col­lab­o­ra­tion was most­ly based on Sebas­tian’s music with Eitan adding jams on top. For the sec­ond year, Eitan felt inspired to set up a more impro­vised live set, enabling a more spon­ta­neous per­for­mance. Then, unex­pect­ed­ly, Sebas­t­ian lost all his gear on the flight and the live show took a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent turn. This time, the show relied more on Eitan’s music, with Sebas­t­ian jam­ming on top. Eitan had pre­pared sim­ple sketch­es to jam around, sim­i­lar to the way in which Sebas­t­ian plays. One of the sketch­es, Loop for Today”, lat­er became one song on Eitan’s album called Give it Life”. Eitan asked Sebas­t­ian to remix this song.

Sebas­t­ian accept­ed the remix invi­ta­tion with the request to con­tin­ue hon­our­ing impro­vi­sa­tion and cre­ativ­i­ty, but instead of a nor­mal remix, it became an adven­ture out to the Dead Sea after Sebas­tian’s gig at the Block Fes­ti­val 2017. Eitan invit­ed Ben Kirschen­baum to take care of the cam­eras and two more friends to car­ry gear and PA. As a result, the remix is an on the spot jam out in the desert … one take while the sun is going down. No time to think or plan, only the option to sur­ren­der to the sit­u­a­tion and let cre­ativ­i­ty run its course. This is the ethos of Cir­cle of Live in gen­er­al, regard­less of whether the expres­sion is hap­pen­ing on stage or in the stu­dio. Let it hap­pen! Let it Be! Feel it.

Back in the dense Swedish wood­land, Sebas­t­ian made two more remix­es under his Wa Wu We moniker. For the Live In The Woods’ remix, he restruc­tures the expan­sive synth work of the orig­i­nal in enclosed sur­round­ings, whilst the Live By The Clouds’ inter­pre­ta­tion looks upwards for a dis­ori­ent­ing, dubbed out trip. Check out all three remix­es below. 

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