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Francis Gri “Argine” is now available in store in digital format and pre-order cd.

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Argine is the result of opposite feelings led by the desire for change. 2022 has been a dense year and the sound of this work could not fail to reflect this adjective. 
I’m pleased to introduce the album using the words included in the cd sleeve. Thanks for listening… 

“On my tiptoes I loosened the screws of parched gears, leaving it to fate to bring down my fake ivory skeleton with a gust of wind. 
My name has been written among the creeks of the time – every name should be like this – but no one has ever reminded me of it. The nuances are imperceptible letters that curve the gaze, small gems given away in the Pisces era. 
Last night I saw tomorrow in a succession of twelve blades, like a pond that suddenly turns into an ocean of tears. It is that smell that penetrates the senses just before the rain arrives, the muddy scent of burnt silk. 
I play arpeggios of inconsistent notes with the unfinished idea of an abstract smile, colored sketches that are linked to my abandoned dreams, thrown into the basement of memory. Timidly I open that door and I sit on the antique armchair in the center of the room. Beyond the walls there is only the mute din of nothing calling me, but I do not answer and with bare feet I wait for the water to rise, touching my skin. 
What is a metamorphosis if not the suffering of a new life? I vomit golden placenta and beg my shadow not to go away. I shake her hand that slowly indulges at the crossroads and, at dawn, a hill of snow-covered cedars turns into my new dwelling. 
Today it is the precious metal that I fold without hurting myself, shiny and unscratchable. Tomorrow I will see my bloody shadow again and among crystal fragments I will dance with him again as a gift that I will repeat until my peaceful farewell.”
Francis Gri 



Drop180922 – Sunset

It’s a pleasure to share with you the last Drop of the year called Sunset. An electric piano track that I think is perfect for closing the volume and probably the Drop Series project.

Thanks for listening

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PLUHM “Sull’assenza” is now available in store in digital format and cd.

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“Sull’assenza” it’s an introspective album that tells in music the moment after a farewell in its different shapes: the inner turmoil, the solitude, the soul decadence, the abandonment. But it also tells the listener about the human inner force to get up after a defeat and bury the negative memories in a hidden place, where they remain forever and no longer hurt. The album tells the experience of Lucio Leonardi (aka Pluhm) but it could be a story of each of us as this matter is so universal. 
The new album marks a clear change from the other releases, touching new musical horizons like jazz, contemporary music and world music. 
It’s a pleasure to introduce Pluhm for the first time in the catalogue.



Drop110922 – Cocoon

After some months of silence I’m pleased to present a new Drop called Cocoon.
For this track I played electric piano and lyre harp then processed with pedal effects like Red Panda Particle, Ocean Machine and Superego Plus.

I hope you will enjoy. Thanks for listening…

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Toàn “Phonolite” is now available in store in digital format and cd.

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It‘s a huge pleasure to present for the first time in the catalogue the talented French composer Toàn. 
His third official album, Phonolite, is a little gem of eleven tracks and more than one hour of ambient and electroacoustic music. 
There is something special in Toàn’s sound and his capacity to create, with a wide range of acoustic and electronic instruments, a unique world of colours and shades. His sonic paintings are visual collages of microsounds perfectly arranged and chiselled in a photography of the early twentieth century. 
The name Phonolite comes from the Ancient Greek meaning “sounding stone” due to the metallic sound it produces if an unfractured plate is hit. Minerals and stones are therefore the concept of this outstanding album, a meditative piece of art that closes the trilogy after Histos Lusis and Volta No Vento. 
Please be captivated by the frail elegance of Phonolite.



Our Own Unknown in EtherREAL

Attentif aux divers nouveaux entrants sur la scène ambient et minimaliste, Krysalisound a repéré Austin Rockman, à la faveur d’un premier album, publié en cassette en 50 exemplaires sur un label bulgare en 2019 (sic !). Deux ans après, le New-Yorkais livrait un nouveau long-format en numérique uniquement, proposé à présent par le label italien dans un CD assez classieux (aspect vinyle du disque métallique, digisleeve avec vernis sélectif sur une pochette en noir et blanc) qui, en vérité, sied assez bien à la musique livrée sur cet effort. De fait, avec sa guitare acoustique traitée et ses nappes et textures tremblotantes, l’Étatsunien offre une proposition en clair-obscur, touchante et sincère, marquée par un vrai travail sur sa six-cordes.

Sous cet aspect, une piste comme Phantom Vale impressionne par sa capacité à jouer à la fois sur les harmoniques de son instrument, sa réverbération et de légers effets apposés dessus ; plus loin, ce sont des tapotements qui viennent dialoguer avec des notes perlées et ouatées à la fois (Kissed By Her Witness), tandis que le morceau-titre ira davantage chercher du côté d’une saturation contenue, entre mini-mur sonique et traits lacérant l’espace. À d’autres endroits, ce sont des tonalités plus chaleureuses qui sont sollicitées, à la faveur de traitements conjugués à des bruissements oniriques d’arrière-plan (Halcyon Blush), ou bien des regards plus lumineux quand les lignes de guitare sont superposées (Love Like A Second Chance).

Discrètes et émouvantes, les compositions d’Austin Rockman gagneraient potentiellement à être parfois davantage étendues dans la durée, quatre minutes trente étant certainement trop courtes pour explorer toute la palette de chaque morceau et pleinement en goûter la richesse. Pour autant, avec une petite cinquantaine de minutes au total, l’auditeur a de quoi se satisfaire et réaliser une bien belle découverte.

Link: http://www.etherreal.com/spip.php?article6514