After producing seminal albums by artists such as Otto and Cibelle, and playing with Nação Zumbi, Seu Jorge and hip hop band Planet Hemp (alongside Marcelo D2), Apollo Nove has come up in 2005 with a wonderful and fascinating debut album, entitled ‘Res Inexplicata Volans’. It consists of twelve melodious, deep, moody songs whose atmospheres hover somewhere between psychedelic rock, eerie electronica and spaced-out folk. Nonetheless his music keeps a typical Brazilian flair and samba-feel. To add various shades to his songscapes, Apollo has called upon several players, including three veteran musicians: guitarist Lanny Gordin (who played on many vintage Tropicalia albums), drummer João Parahyba (of Trio Mocotó and Suba fame) and Hammond organ player Juarez Santana. They give the album a definite, organic ‘band feel’ and also form the backbone of the Apollo Nove live group. Guest appearances by distinguished young singers such as Cibelle, Seu Jorge, Tita Lima, Holly, Fred 04 and Céu complement Apollo’s own distinctive vocals. The album was recorded in São Paulo by Apollo (in his own Ludwig Van studio), and mixed in Paris by a kindred spirit: Air sound engineer Yann Arnaud.