learnt what he calls the ‘universal language’ of music through the most organic
way possible: listening. Ever since he dusted off the old vinyl and cassettes
that he found in his childhood home, Apostolos has found himself inspired by the
classical composers and the treasured electronic tracks of the 70s and 80s.
Apostolos’ raw passion for music has helped him to evolve into a prolific
autodidact composer, creating ethereal Electronic-Classical-Orchestral music
within his mind and not needing to learn music notation to successfully express
his deepest emotions.
his fifth studio album Coloring of Life, Apostolos returned from London to
the haunting Grecian landscapes where he grew up to create, orchestrate and
produce this latest electronic-classical opus with his own record label, Apoapsis
Records. These 2 tracks offer a glimpse into an album where each piece is
richly layered with analogue synthesisers and
orchestral sounds, strings, pianos, percussion, drum rhythms and sensational
choirs. Such varied elements brought together to create rich harmonies may come
directly from his classical influence and the rare, baroque compositional
technique of ‘counterpoint’; melodies exist independently, yet interact with
each other to create a powerful, 3-dimensional feel.
the view from his studio welcoming wonders such as the suspended ‘Meteora’
geological formations, it’s no surprise that Apostolos’ mind couldn’t help but generate
16 atmospheric tracks of dazzling sounds and emotions. Remarkably, the album’s
lead track Shapes and Shadows was recorded with classical violinist, Emile
Junge, in just one take.
has worked with a couple of well-known engineers such as Grammy award winner
engineer Ray Staff for years on many of his projects. Despite making
such important music beside renowned individuals, for a decade Apostolos has
never promoted his albums. Apostolos is a private, low-profile artist who
chooses to focus his talent on composition and production rather than social
media, and it has paid off. These tracks are just a snippet of the music that
the artist has been creating and such gems are still waiting to be discovered
by the public.