KS31 Available now

Tropic of Coldness “Maps of reason” is now available in store in digital format and vinyl.

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Listen and buy here

Every little step is a brick added to a house under construction. In 2010 I created Krysalisound to publish my own works, then in 2016 I opened the doors to other artists releasing short runs in eco-friendly editions and now, almost ten years after the opening, I am proud to present the first vinyl in a home that  is taking shape more and more each day. And I’m very happy to publish the first vinyl with what I consider, up until now, the masterpiece of Tropic of Coldness. 
“Maps of reason” is the new album by the duo Gutman / La Placa, a mature work of rare sensitivity that manages to combine all the nuances of the soul as points of a map that every human being hides inside. A deep and layered album that struck me from the first moment and that continues to affect me with new details that emerge with each listening. 
There are works that are born perfectly aligned with the creative flow, capable with their inspiring charge of really carrying the listener to far away places. I believe that “Maps of reason” has this inner strength and in a world so overflowing with soulless music it is truly an unexpected gift. 

Thanks

KrysaliSound

Francis M. Gri + Federico Mosconi | Live@Chiesa di San Rocco, Carnago

L’8 Marzo si terrà a Carnago (VA) nella suggestiva chiesa sconsacrata di San Rocco un concerto composto da due live set organizzato all’interno del festival Filosofarti.
Dopo il fortunato album “Between Ocean and Sky” registrato con Federico Mosconi, sono felice di condividere con lui una serata di musica ambient sperimentale. L’evento si dividerà in due live separati dove ognuno proporrà composizioni inedite in un mix di improvvisazioni chitarristiche, manipolazioni sonore e field recordings.
E’ sempre difficile riuscire a descrivere questo tipo di musica, spesso le parole possono confondere, creare distacco, delineando contorni immaginari errati di un genere che in realtà contorni non ne ha. Ho la convinzione che non sia necessario conoscere la musica sperimentale per apprezzarla perché stiamo parlando della più semplice connessione tra suono e anima.  Se siete dei sognatori e amate ogni tanto chiudere gli occhi e lasciarvi trasportare dalle risonanze emozionali che la vita ci regala quotidianamente vi invito a venirci a trovare per la chiusura di un festival che merita il supporto di tutti noi.

8 MARZO, ORE 20.30

Chiesa di San Rocco, Via Italia (ang. via Garibaldi) – Carnago
Concerto
FRANCIS M. GRI + FEDERICO MOSCONI
Ambient + elettronica sperimentale
Ingresso libero

KS31 – TROPIC OF COLDNESS Maps of reason

Every little step is a brick added to a house under construction. In 2010 I created Krysalisound to publish my own works, then in 2016 I opened the doors to other artists releasing short runs in eco-friendly editions and now, almost ten years after the opening, I am proud to present the first vinyl in a home that  is taking shape more and more each day. And I’m very happy to publish the first vinyl with what I consider, up until now, the masterpiece of Tropic of Coldness.
“Maps of reason” is the new album by the duo Gutman / La Placa, a mature work of rare sensitivity that manages to combine all the nuances of the soul as points of a map that every human being hides inside. A deep and layered album that struck me from the first moment and that continues to affect me with new details that emerge with each listening.
There are works that are born perfectly aligned with the creative flow, capable with their inspiring charge of really carrying the listener to far away places. I believe that “Maps of reason” has this inner strength and in a world so overflowing with soulless music it is truly an unexpected gift.

This is the opening track of the album, released 31st March 2019… Enjoy!

KS30 Available now

Hirotaka Shirotsubaki “Last Goodbye” is now available in store in digital format and cd.

Cover

Listen and buy here

I’m pleased to close the year with an artist that I personally contacted for publishing with KrysaliSound after having listened to his album “Wet Petals” released by Naviar Records.
Hirotaka Shirotsubaki is a Kobe-based musician that uses sampled guitars to create dreamy landscapes and emotional textures moving the listener in a quiet and safe inner dwelling. I am proud to present his new album “Last Goodbye” available in KrysaliSound’s catalogue starting from December 9. About the album Hirotaka says:

“In Japan, the era called “Heisei” will end this year. My life was with this “Heisei” era. 
In order to live a new era with one break at the end of this era while I am alive, I have decided the title of this album to be “last goodbye” with a determination of parting. 
The 6 tracks that make up this album have my memory fragments scattered around.”  

Thanks

Krysalisound

GRI+MOSCONI on Slowcraft Records

Dear all,

I’m delighted to announce that my first collaboration with Federico Mosconi is available from today in the Slowcraft Records store.
About this new work I have terrific news to share with you: the song “Lumen”, included in the album, has been played in the BBC radio Gideon’s show last Tuesday…great start indeed!

Below you will find the Bandcamp link and the press release of “Between ocean and sky”. Enjoy and please do support little labels like us, you are our oxygen! 🙂

1+1= ∞
The most successful collaborations reframe the distinct voices of the participants, elevating their combined efforts onto paths crossing unexpectedly rarefied territory. Between Ocean and Sky is such a work. Written and recorded by Francis M. Gri and Federico Mosconi between Milan and Verona during 2016-17 this debut collection alloys the most appealing features of ambient, drone, neoclassical and post-rock into a singular, cohesive and resonant statement. With apparent ease the duo have effectively merged musical identities, interweaving layers of manipulated guitar and textured piano, grounding and innervating one another throughout six exquisite instrumentals that wordlessly bridge depth and height with crystalline tenderness and tidal strength.
Between Ocean and Sky is the third in the Slowcraft Presents series created and curated by James Murray: exceptional, unclassifiable music offered in carefully handcrafted limited editions for people who treasure beautiful audio artefacts.

Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Francis M. Gri and Federico Mosconi between Milan and Verona, 2016-17
Mastered by Francis M. Gri
Artwork by Roberto Galati
Design by James Murray

Francis M. Gri: Piano, Synthesizers, Electronics, Ebow Guitar
Federico Mosconi: Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Live Electronics

jamesmurray.info
slowcraft.info
slowcraft.bandcamp.com