JAMES MURRAY Embrace Storms | Slowcraft+KrysaliSound release (PRE-ORDER NOW)

Embrace Storms” is the first multi-format split release between Slowcraft and KrysaliSound, two collaborative independent labels based in London and Milan dedicated to presenting beautiful limited editions of minimal, understated and unclassifiable musical works. 

SLOWCRAFT PRESENTS: Twin Sleeve CD Format


KRYSALISOUND PRESENTS:  12″ Vinyl

PRE-ORDER VINYL | KS34 – James Murray “Embrace Storms”

JAMES MURRAY “Embrace Storms” is now available for pre-order!


ALBUM PREVIEW

Written and Produced by James Murray at Slowcraft Studio 
Mastered by Francis M. Gri in 2019 
Artwork by Francis M. Gri

Embrace Storms is the first multi-format split release between Slowcraft and KrysaliSound, two collaborative independent labels based in London and Milan dedicated to presenting beautiful limited editions of minimal, understated and unclassifiable musical works.

KSND season 2019/2020

Dear all,

the new KrysaliSound season is ready to start with a lot of new artists and amazing albums. Here below an anticipation of the next cover artwork….Stay in touch, preorder is coming! 🙂

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.

“Maps of reason” in Darkroom

Duo italo-americano di stanza in Belgio, Tropic Of Coldness inaugura le releases viniliche della piccola etichetta KrysaliSound fornendo una prova di grande fascino, in linea con le uscite a cui la coppia artistica ci ha abituato dal 2012 ad oggi. “Maps Of Reason” consta di quattro tracce sinuose incentrate su un’ambient tenue, giocata fra reminiscenze glaciali, riflessioni solitarie e nostalgie latenti. I tempi sono dilatati, tesi a mimare una calma serafica e naturale, ben interpretata da toni ondeggianti in continuo movimento. La luce impera sovrana ad ogni traccia, tanto che i vecchi retaggi di marca dark ambient sono sostituiti da una sorta di aurora boreale pregna di mistero e magia. I passaggi acustici ben si uniscono al melange elettronico in un post-rock minimale e denso di emozioni (“Diving For Pearls”): se nel complesso le costruzioni appaiono semplici e rarefatte, basate su impianti che reiterano schemi essenziali, è fuor di dubbio la capacità di toccare le corde dell’anima senza cadute di tono o sprazzi di noia, segno che il monicker sa gestire con sapienza pochi mezzi ed inserirsi con successo in un genere per molti aspetti sin troppo frequentato. Prova di grande personalità e gusto formale, ben condita da un tocco comunicativo che conquista e fa sognare. Edito in vinile con elegante confezione al seguito. Una conferma per chi ha già ascoltato gli ottimi precedenti lavori.

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