In SFERA, the before and after chase each other in a timeless place.
2019 marks the return of the Apollo Beat with a new album: a real vinyl record with the title Sfera.
In an age in which the record seems to have lost any meaning, Sfera reveals itself as an “album” in the old way: to listen to it you have to follow it; to follow it you must listen to it again.
Sfera is a sound, visual and metaphysical journey, which crosses a borderland, like Sardinia, declined through the languages and sounds of the people who have stayed there and those who could only imagine it. Light and darkness, the origins and limits of knowledge pursue each other on the two sides of the vinyl: from space to earth and vice versa, sphere wants to accompany the listener on a circular journey, in which each stop is a new starting point.
Apollo Beat is a Sardinian artistic band/collective (Sassari). The musical project was born in 2012 and is characterized by a strong 70’s funk component.
The band initially dedicated itself to the reinterpretation and composition of soundtracks typical of the “golden age” of series cinema, an era in which the musical ferment and compositional activity linked to the cinema and broadcasting sector reached their apex in Italy.
In 2015 they produce the first album Stereofonie Moderne which is followed by the creation of original musical and audiovisual shows that lead them to develop a growing cinematic propensity.
In the same year they won the prestigious Time Out competition of the Time in Jazz Festival, conceived and directed by trumpeter Paolo Fresu.
The cinephile thrust reaches its peak with the design of a web mini-series entitled “Apollo Beat” the series, whose pilot episode wins the Worldwide Web-Series award at the Taormina International Film Festival. The Apollos are awarded at the worldly event in the splendid setting of the Greek theater of Taormina.
Followed by a series of national musical tours and a first European tour. They play for important local festivals together with the likes of Baba Sissoko (Mali), Cave (USA), Tiromancino (ITA). Starting from 2018 the Apollo Beat project brings back to music, through the conception and realization of a new record. The funk sounds leave room for greater musical maturity for a sound and visual kaleidoscope that will be called “SFERA”, released in 2019 for IRMA Records.