February reviews

That Which Is Not “The basic sharpness of emotions” in Triste
https://tristesunset.com/2021/02/15/that-which-is-not-the-basic-sharpness-of-emotions/

That Which Is Not “The basic sharpness of emotions” in Ondarock
https://www.ondarock.it/recensioni/2021-thatwhichisnot-thebasicsharpnessofemotionst.htm

That Which Is Not “The basic sharpness of emotions” in Igloo Magazine
https://igloomag.com/reviews/that-which-is-not-the-basic-sharpness-of-emotions-krysalisound

That Which Is Not “The basic sharpness of emotions” in Impatto Sonoro
https://www.impattosonoro.it/2021/02/23/recensioni/that-witch-is-not-the-basic-sharpness-of-emotions/

Benjamin Finger “Auditory Colors” in Live Eye TV
https://www.liveeyetv.org/2021/02/music-news-benjamin-finger-to-release-auditory-colors-watch-the-albums-title-track-video-shot-on-super-8/

Benjamin Finger “Auditory Colors” in SonOfMarketing
https://www.sonofmarketing.com/2021/02/19/video-premiere-benjamin-finger-auditory-colors/

Benjamin Finger “Auditory Colors” in No-Wave
https://www.no-wave.co.uk/music1/benjamin-fingerauditory-colors

KS49 Available Now

Benjamin Finger “Auditory Colors” is now available in store in digital format and cd.

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Synesthesia is a sensorial-perceptive phenomenon in which certain stimuli evoke sensations of a different nature from that normally experienced: it is possible, for example, to “see” a sound or “feel” a colour. For example, a synaesthetic person can hear sounds while simultaneously seeing coloured lights or numbers projected into the surrounding space. As a result, music becomes an experience that is not only auditory but also visual, while certain words can be endowed with a flavor and letters and numbers are always associated with certain colours. With these concepts Benjamin Finger composed the album Auditory Colors thus creating a kaledoscopicalbum where sounds and colours give the listener a unique and personal sensory experience. An album to listen to in total connection with your soul. Benjamin Finger is a Norwegian artist based in Oslo, he has released with many labels including Eilean Records Karlrecords and Time Released Sound.

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KSND

KS48 Available Now

Francesco Maria Narcisi “Voluta” is now available in store in digital format and cd.

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Voluta is the third solo album by Francesco Maria Narcisi which proposes a suggestive work that combines the modern sounds of the ambient with baroque music, where the notes of the harpsichord mix with electro-acoustic patterns and textures, transporting the listener to a gothic cathedral. Sound architectures that I loved from the first moment and I consider it his masterpiece so far. 
Francesco Maria Narcisi is an architect and musician with many influences from electronic, ambient, electroacoustic and abstract music who explores noise, the manipulation of soundscapes and acoustic instruments and the relationship that involves music and arts. He released for Time Released Sound and Unknown Tones.

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KSND

KS48 & KS49…coming soon!

Dear all, 
It is a pleasure to share with you two very cerebral works in this winter finale. For the first time in the KrysaliSound catalogue, Francesco Maria Narcisi and Benjamin Finger will present their splendid new works Voluta and Auditory Colors.

Release date: February 27, 2021

Voluta is the third solo album by Francesco Maria Narcisi which proposes a suggestive work that combines the modern sounds of the ambient with baroque music, where the notes of the harpsichord mix with electro-acoustic patterns and textures, transporting the listener to a gothic cathedral. 
Sound architectures that I loved from the first moment and I consider it his masterpiece so far. 
Francesco Maria Narcisi is an architect and musician with many influences from electronic, ambient, electroacoustic and abstract music who explores noise, the manipulation of soundscapes and acoustic instruments and the relationship that involves music and arts. He released for Time Released Sound and Unknown Tones.

Synesthesia is a sensorial-perceptive phenomenon in which certain stimuli evoke sensations of a different nature from that normally experienced: it is possible, for example, to “see” a sound or “feel” a colour. For example, a synaesthetic person can hear sounds while simultaneously seeing coloured lights or numbers projected into the surrounding space. As a result, music becomes an experience that is not only auditory but also visual, while certain words can be endowed with a flavor and letters and numbers are always associated with certain colours. With these concepts Benjamin Finger composed the album Auditory Colors thus creating a kaledoscopicalbum where sounds and colours give the listener a unique and personal sensory experience. An album to listen to in total connection with your soul. Benjamin Finger is a Norwegian artist based in Oslo, he has released with many labels including Eilean Records Karlrecords and Time Released Sound.

inThoughts#2 – F. M. Gri

Sono passati molti anni da quando il suono è diventato la mia passione e sono sempre più convinto della potenza terapeutica che esso può avere.

Se da un lato imparare a suonare uno strumento può migliorare molti aspetti di una persona, affinando la sua sensibilità, iniziandolo alla pratica dell’autodisciplina e allontanandolo dai futili passatempi dei tempi moderni da un altro punto di vista può incastrarlo in un circolo vizioso di ego da cui difficilmente potrà districarsi.

Il mercato della musica si forgia in un susseguirsi di processi produttivi che ricordano molto le catene di montaggio di una industria: si crea un brano, poi un album, poi si cerca un’etichetta e infine si produce fisicamente il lavoro e lo si promuove. A seconda del genere questo processo coinvolge un numero di persone proporzionali alle entrate economiche che può portare l’album in questione. Detto così tutto sembra molto meno poetico di quello che si può immaginare, ma in realtà il prodotto artistico e l’arte come pura forma d’espressione dell’anima sono due cose ben distinte e non bisogna confonderli. Percorrendo la strada dell’ego il musicista che aveva imparato a suonare uno strumento perchè la sua anima gli aveva “parlato”, si troverà in breve tempo a produrre un album meccanicamente senza sentirne veramente l’esigenza diventando così una pulsione esterna e non più un’esigenza interiore. E non appena la pulsione diventa padrona di questo meccanismo l’artista si vestirà di una maschera narcisista da cui difficilmente riuscirà a farne a meno. Più l’ego cresce e meno l’anima ha lo spazio per esprimersi e di conseguenza la qualità dell’arte cala…è inevitabile. Bisognerebbe rallentare, fermarsi un attimo e chiedersi: perchè lo sto facendo? E se la riposta è “perchè voglio diventare qualcuno” oppure “voglio essere il migliore” o “voglio essere ricordato” allora siamo davvero sui binari sbagliati.

Nel suono c’è molto più di tutto questo, qualcosa di più intimo e potente che non solo ci può far star bene, ma può anche curare la nostra anima accordandola proprio come un vero e proprio strumento. Il nostro corpo emana vibrazioni esattamente come tutto quello che ci circonda. In un certo modo quando suoniamo uno strumento non facciamo altro che creare una connessione con la vibrazione che in quel momento c’è nell’aria, positiva o negativa che sia. Chi fa musica ha una capacità più o meno sviluppata di trasformare in suono le vibrazioni che ci sono in quel determinato istante proprio come lo scultore è in grado di vedere cosa c’è dentro un blocco di pietra. Se c’è energia negativa e pesante molto probabilmente nascerà una musica triste e sofferta mentre se l’energia è positiva si troveranno note di pace e serenità. Il suono nasce da dentro di noi ma sono anche propenso a credere che quando creiamo con l’entusiasmo di un bambino si aprono canali che possono davvero sorprendere e in quel determinato stato di coscienza temporaneo possono nascere cose meravigliose. In quei frangenti l’artista non è solo, ma si fa carico di un’energia universale che poi regalerà a chi ne ha bisogno. Quante volte una musica, un libro, un quadro hanno cambiato la vita alle persone? Dare e ricevere incondizionatamente credo sia la forma più pura dell’arte, un’ambizione sincera senza secondi fini a cui tutti noi dovremmo ambire…

Drop070221 – Dull

Recorded dawless except for the mastering process.

Sound equipment: electric piano, electric guitar
All recorded on a Tascam Model 12.

January reviews

Grotta Veterano “Luung” in SoWhat
https://sowhatmusica.wordpress.com/2021/01/19/grotta-veterano-luung/

Francis M. Gri “The Ropes” (Slowcraft Records) in Ondarock
https://www.ondarock.it/recensioni/2020-francismgri-theropes.htm

That Which Is Not “The basic sharpness of emotions” in Blog Ground
https://echoroom.co.uk/2021/01/26/acoustic-drone-composers-that-which-is-not-releases-album-the-basic-sharpness-of-emotions/

That Which Is Not “The basic sharpness of emotions” in Music Won’t Save You
https://musicwontsaveyou.com/2021/01/29/that-which-is-not-the-basic-sharpness-of-emotions/

That Which Is Not “The basic sharpness of emotions” in Electronic Therapy
http://electronic-therapy.over-blog.com/2017/05/emission-du-5-mai.html

KS47 Available Now

That Which Is Not “The Basic Sharpness Of Emotions” is now available in store in digital format and cd.

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Whenever winter arrives, I am always amazed by the beauty of the colours that the sky can create. I will never tire of looking at the infinite beauty of nature; colours and emotions that I love to associate with sounds of a certain type. 
That’s why I really want to present some albums during this season.The first release of 2021 describes in an excellent way the tonal range of this winter, so uncertain, cold and melancholic. That Which Is Not is a beautiful project that combines the sound experiments of Nicola Fornasari (Xu, La Petite Vague, etc) and the instrumental ramifications of Pier Giorgio Storti (Morose, Belaqua Shua, etc) who, with notes of cello and many other instruments, adds nuances to a rich picture of pulsating introspection. “The basic sharpness of emotions” is genreless music, the soundtrack of those timeless winter days, when the snow and the ground are still unknown but are aware they have already met millions of times. A debut that I strongly advise you to listen to in solitude …

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KSND