JAMES MURRAY & FRANCIS M GRI | Remote Redux (Ultimae) – Out now

Dear all,

I am honored to announce “Remote Redux”, my first collaborative album recorded with James Murray. The album is now available through Ultimae Records on cd and digital format. The vinyl version can be pre-ordered and will be released in December. Thanks for listening…

James Murray and Francis M Gri’s Remote Redux is a delicate and original response to distance and closeness as expressed by the Japanese concept Ma, known also as negative space. It’s a place of elegant dimension where Gri’s graceful piano motifs and bowed guitar figures are carefully framed within the free flowing surrounds of Murray’s warm synth sequences and nuanced sound design. 

Having released each other’s work on their Slowcraft and KrysaliSound imprints James and Francis naturally extended this exchange into a remote London-Milan collaboration. The resulting debut is an unhurried collection of exquisitely crafted minimal ambient, tender and contemplative, a listening experience that simultaneously explores and distorts our awareness of separation and togetherness.