KrysaliSound is delighted to present the Somerset-based artist Ishmael Cormack and his debut album Ammil. When I found his music on Soundcloud I was astonished to listen to his gentle and delicate notes. The inner seed of music is something rare to find nowadays, I think we are loosing the right purpose and the purity of this art is becoming every day more dirty. Superstructures are ruining our lifes, we need to change and enjoy again in the simplicity of little things. Ishamael Cormack comes from a little town like me and his humble simplicity captured me from the first time, this is an imprinting that I hope will never disappear from his soul. Ammil is an amazing album and the result of his beautiful personality, maybe the best work I have ever published in the label!
Ammil started as a series of improvised sketches experimenting on the use of polyrhythms. Deconstructed and recaptured within a 13th-century church. The sketches focused on the use of a modest selection of instruments, electronics and found sounds. The catalyst of the project was a journey into the paradoxical nature of the natural world. Natures complex systems give rise to our perception of simplicity & beauty. Ammil attempts to mimic this understanding by creating complex rhythm that give birth to subtle melody.
ANDREA LAUDANTE – Banat Banat Ban Jai (KrysaliSound, 2020) La formazione classica di Andrea Laudante e la sua presentazione come pianista costituiscono premessa soltanto parziale del suo primo lavoro solista sulla lunga distanza. “Banat Banat Ban Jai” non è infatti l’ennesima prova di minimalismo pianistico contornato da field recordings o effetti elettronici; nonostante la sostanziale […]
Ishmael Cormack is a British sound artist living in rural Somerset. His work focuses on gathering and weaving found sound with acoustics. His use of electro-acoustics creates a delicate atmosphere, immersing the listener in a web of sound that subtly shifts and scatters. He uses tape loops and polyrhythms to create a sound which reflects the cyclical nature of the natural world in the constraints of man-devised time
Here we have a collection of different sounding releases collected in the one place for the discerning listener. “Andrea Laudante is a young pianist with an experimental soul that I’m sure will have a bright future. “Banat Banat Ban Jai” is a spiritual mind journey in which piano talks with silence and noise creating a […]
It’s a pleasure for Krysalisound to begin the new year with a new Italian debut album. Andrea Laudante is a young pianist with an experimental soul that I’m sure will have a bright future. Banat banat ban jai is a spiritual mind journey in which piano talks with silence and noise creating a sensational album that I hope you will love as much as I did!
Banat banat ban jai is a diary of a journey through sound and listening, as a form of meditation. Listening carefully to every kind of sounds in different places and with several methods gave me a new perception of the world around and inside me. In this work these two worlds melt into each other and became become one. The only subject is sound and its origin, in all its forms. The focus of the research is looking for a common ground between concrete and instrumental music. There is no difference between the sound that comes from a guitar and the sound that comes from wind blowing trough leaves, if we know how to listen.
Andrea Laudante is an Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist. His works are mostly influenced by relationships between instrumental and electroacoustic sounds and concepts of Oriental philosophies. Alongside his solo activity he has collaborated and currently works wit other artists like: OEOAS (orchestra elettroacustica officina arti sonica), Barriera, Aedact, Donato Cutolo, Daniele Sepe and others. With his side project degoya (with Francesco di Cristofaro and Gabriele Tinto) is working on their first album “fragmenta” that will be out in 2020. After “3 mandala” in 2016 (three pieces for piano solo), his first official solo album is “Banat banat ban jai”. He is currently studying composition and electroacoustic music.
BANAT BANAT BAN JAI, Available in Digital and CD format from January 11, 2020
I’m very happy to close the year with a little gift for you called Ukiyo. Part of the songs you are approaching to listen to were thought for a collaborative album but after a long, struggling and unconvincing work I decided to abandon that project and to rework my tracks from a different point of view. I started from the fulcrum and then all the shapes cames out and suddenly the album became a dreaming soundtrack for lunar imaginary. “Floating world” is the translation of the Japanese word “Ukiyo”, un unexpected album that I’m pleased to share with you in free download, a little gesture for thanking you for all the support you did this year… I wish you an amazing 2020, full of serenity, balance and awareness…
With the year and decade coming to an end, I rush with a flurry of blog posts. Shorter than most I normally do, there will hopefully be 22! done before the year is over , nicely tying up everything and clearing the decks before next years releases (which has already got close to double digits). […]
Loosely connected with my treatment, or should I correct that, lack of since I’m currently on strike and refusing it, I’ve managed to get myself on to a eight week mindfulness course, you know the kind of thing, connecting to the now, the moment, not reflecting or mind wandering, but more stepping back to be aware and observe your surroundings. Swiftly though, in case we lose the other reader into thinking they’ve mistakenly arrived at some ‘science now’ blog as opposed to a hapless music missive. I mention all this because ‘in your head’ by James Murray, taken from a co-opted release put out between Slowcraft and KrysaliSound entitled ’embrace storms’, has all the assisting attributes of a mindfulness meditative. At just shy of 21 minutes in length, ‘in your head’ is afforded the chance and space to connect and caress the synapses, its dream like harvesting delicately toned and almost invisible in detail, ghosts with a divine demurring occasioned by the destressing feel good calming tender of hazily radiant pulsars which, as the healing repair manual (mindfulness)trains and teaches, root you in a moment of connectivity with the eternal consciousness, the effect of which is both healing and strangely inwardly cleansing
Staying a second or so longer with the Italian imprint Krysalisound, us being enquiring folk, decided to take ourselves on a brief wander to their bandcamp site to see what else they had in their locker. Literally just released, we eyed Nāda Mushin’s ‘Mono No Aware’ from off which the track ‘to flow like water’ had us suitably smitten and indeed spiralling in its bitter sweet grace fall. Like a dying star slowly imploding in slow formation, there’s a one last hurrah sentiment scoring here as the cascades of sun bleached shimmering’s swirl with head bowed majesty summoning forth one last concerted effort to part amid a glorious rapture of radiant jubilance, utterly heart breaking.
KrysaliSound is pleased to introduce a new debut album taken from the wide Italian ambient scene. Paolo Iannantuoni (aka Nāda Mushin) composed a magnificent and emotional work recorded with guitar, electronics and filed recordings. The album is a soulful peregrination that constellate the emotional chrysalises of a two years existential journey, flanked by an experimental sound research aimed at the composition of sonic landscapes, which attempt to enclose and recall these states; the result of free and spontaneous improvisations from demanding pathos, then finely embroidered in ever changing sonic buds.