„The Sound of Mullay whirs and whirls around my heart. It’s what wanders through my mind, it’s the hint of folly that frees me from everyday life, an aperture, that unseals in my dreams, though may suddenly close come daylight. It isn’t love, but rather the contrast to nature that we cannot grasp and must never take for granted. It’s the need to escape, to explore, to know the impossible, and thus, the impossibility of knowing.
The Sound is enshrouded in night, the antipode to clarity. It doesn’t just rest in your hands, it’s something you have no control over. Thought, vibration, energy. It’s intangible, an effort. The effort of an insect transforming time, space, and movement all in one moment. Moments of timeless motion, indefinite and ethereal. A curiousness, searching, tingling, musing, wandering, uncertain.
Through art and in vocation.
On Mullay as in Plaine Morte.
Wherever I am.“
When you observe winemakers and musicians immersed in their respective craft, you will find that their minds work alike. Working toward a wine, an idea sprouting in the mind, powered by thoughts of an experience. When a winemaker dreams in melodies that whisk the musician into the vineyard, they share a unique feeling.
@jannis_melsheimer and @thorsten_melsheimer , musician and winemaker, winemaker and musician, are forever finding ways to fuse their worlds. The Sound of Mullay. A sound wrought with as much diligence as there are lifeforms on this mountain, that love it, call it their home.
„Plaine Morte“ is the first Sound of Mullay project. Its origins lie in a hiking trip both undertook together with Leon and Wolfgang Hill in 2009. The trek took them through the mountains in Switzerland and over the glacier Plaine Morte to the summit of the Wildstrubel. It was the first great summit ascent for the eleven and twelve year-olds. Here the idea was born to start a band in the cellar at Hill’s, 200 meters beeline from the vineyards of Mullay. Hillde, manning drums, Jannis wielding the guitar.
Ten years later, the destemmed grapes still on the mash, @hilldeandtheguitar record the Sound of Mullay and travel through time and space to the glacier, transforming their memory into a new experience. The glacier has become smaller.
While the wine „Plaine Morte“ ferments over months in the cellar, Jannis will work on implementing his vision of pairing wine and music. No sulfur will be added to the wine. He’ll leave it to rest in wood barrels for one year until he bottles each bottle with head pressure by hand.
The Sound of Mullay – We put our hearts and soul into our work
translated by Finn Zschaebitz
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