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.

Drop Series

The Drop Series is a collection of unreleased tracks that I will post, one by one, in my new soundcloud page.
I am curious to experiment this different approach so far from my usual process for making an album.
At the end of my last recording “Cycles” (scheduled for 2020)  I realized that it will be difficult to make something better than this album. I also felt an inner desire to change my perception about music.
Nowadays it is very easy to record an album, but are they always necessary? About this question I answered that it’s probably better to take a breath, reboot myself, experiment with music like a kid and then, only when it will be the right moment, I’ll be ready to record a new full-length. In the meantime I hope you enjoy these little drops of recordings made with love…

KS33 – B/ue

For many years, June 8 is the World Ocean Day, a day dedicated to honoring, protecting and safeguarding the seas of our planet, which are now increasingly intoxicated by pollution and plastic. A celebration that should never reflect as it is now.
KrysaliSound has always been attentive to these issues trying to minimize the use of plastic and producing packaging made of recycled paper or FSC certified paper.
B/ue is a collective project dedicated to this day with the aim of sensitizing man to have more respect for a planet that despite our violence gives us every day everything we need to live. We have long since crossed the thin line that separated us from being civilized people, now overwhelmed by greed and selfishness. It would be enough to take a step back, to understand that we are not special and that there is a connection between us and nature … the Earth is our home and without it we would not exist.

The following collaborated on this project:

MUSIC Francis M. Gri

ARTWORK Andrea Scodellaro

VIDEO Alisa Javits

ALBUM LINK: Bandcamp

Thanks
KS

KS32 Available now

øjeRum “There Is A Flaw In My Iris” is now available in store in digital format and vinyl.

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Listen and buy here

The lucky collaboration with the amazing Danish artist continues and KrysaliSound is proud to end the reissue series with his very first release. 
Some artists need time and a lot of work before finding a musical path, the perfect conjunction between soul and maturity is often hard to reach. I think ojeRum was born with this special feature and this was highly perceptible listening to his debut album. All of the music we know by him is just a natural consequence of this seed of art. “There is a Flaw in my Iris” will be available in vinyl format and in a new digital mastering.

Thanks

KrysaliSound

KS32 | øjeRum – There Is A Flaw In My Iris (PRE-ORDER NOW)

The lucky collaboration with the amazing Danish artist continues and KrysaliSound is proud to end the reissue series with his very first release.
Some artists need time and a lot of work before finding a musical path, the perfect conjunction between soul and maturity is often hard to reach. I think ojeRum was born with this special feature and this was highly perceptible listening to his debut album. All of the music we know by him is just a natural consequence of this seed of art. “There is a Flaw in my Iris” will be available in vinyl format and in a new digital mastering.
releases May 12, 2019

– All Sounds & Art by øjeRum
– 2006/07 Tape Recordings
– Previously released on Rain Music (2007) and A Giant Fern (2014)
– Mastered by Francis M. Gri

KS31 Available now

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

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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