“blurr.” is the new album of the Czech Republic based artist blochemy, a work that perfectly represents the wintery mood of the label. “blurr.” is an example of foggy minimalism and ambiental images, an inner journey between melancholia and delicate hope. Recorded in Ostrava in 2022, blochemy merges the beauty from digital and analogue sounds producing exceptional weaving of textures and lulling melodies. I hope you will dive into these sonorities like I do each time I feel the need to be embraced by sweetness. It’s a pleasure to have for the first time in the catalogue this talented artist who published in the past with labels such SunSeaSky productions, Whitelabrecs, Shimmering Moods Records and Hibernate recordings.
Argine is the result of opposite feelings led by the desire for change. 2022 has been a dense year and the sound of this work could not fail to reflect this adjective. I’m pleased to introduce the album using the words included in the cd sleeve. Thanks for listening…
“On my tiptoes I loosened the screws of parched gears, leaving it to fate to bring down my fake ivory skeleton with a gust of wind. My name has been written among the creeks of the time – every name should be like this – but no one has ever reminded me of it. The nuances are imperceptible letters that curve the gaze, small gems given away in the Pisces era. Last night I saw tomorrow in a succession of twelve blades, like a pond that suddenly turns into an ocean of tears. It is that smell that penetrates the senses just before the rain arrives, the muddy scent of burnt silk. I play arpeggios of inconsistent notes with the unfinished idea of an abstract smile, colored sketches that are linked to my abandoned dreams, thrown into the basement of memory. Timidly I open that door and I sit on the antique armchair in the center of the room. Beyond the walls there is only the mute din of nothing calling me, but I do not answer and with bare feet I wait for the water to rise, touching my skin. What is a metamorphosis if not the suffering of a new life? I vomit golden placenta and beg my shadow not to go away. I shake her hand that slowly indulges at the crossroads and, at dawn, a hill of snow-covered cedars turns into my new dwelling. Today it is the precious metal that I fold without hurting myself, shiny and unscratchable. Tomorrow I will see my bloody shadow again and among crystal fragments I will dance with him again as a gift that I will repeat until my peaceful farewell.” Francis Gri
“Sull’assenza” it’s an introspective album that tells in music the moment after a farewell in its different shapes: the inner turmoil, the solitude, the soul decadence, the abandonment. But it also tells the listener about the human inner force to get up after a defeat and bury the negative memories in a hidden place, where they remain forever and no longer hurt. The album tells the experience of Lucio Leonardi (aka Pluhm) but it could be a story of each of us as this matter is so universal. The new album marks a clear change from the other releases, touching new musical horizons like jazz, contemporary music and world music. It’s a pleasure to introduce Pluhm for the first time in the catalogue.
After some months of silence I’m pleased to present a new Drop called Cocoon. For this track I played electric piano and lyre harp then processed with pedal effects like Red Panda Particle, Ocean Machine and Superego Plus.
It‘s a huge pleasure to present for the first time in the catalogue the talented French composer Toàn. His third official album, Phonolite, is a little gem of eleven tracks and more than one hour of ambient and electroacoustic music. There is something special in Toàn’s sound and his capacity to create, with a wide range of acoustic and electronic instruments, a unique world of colours and shades. His sonic paintings are visual collages of microsounds perfectly arranged and chiselled in a photography of the early twentieth century. The name Phonolite comes from the Ancient Greek meaning “sounding stone” due to the metallic sound it produces if an unfractured plate is hit. Minerals and stones are therefore the concept of this outstanding album, a meditative piece of art that closes the trilogy after Histos Lusis and Volta No Vento. Please be captivated by the frail elegance of Phonolite.
After the successful experience of “Maps of reason” published in 2019, the Brussels-based duo Tropic of Coldness is back on Krysalisound with their eight record “Deriva”.
“Deriva” fits as the soundtrack of docking on a safe harbour after being exposed to the currents of irrationality and emotional restlessness.
This record is released exactly 10 years after Tropic of Coldness’ debut in spring 2012 and leverages on the experiences made during this long journey. It finds its ground on the strive to constantly enrich and expand the duo’s inspirational interactivity.
Tropic of Coldness is above all an alchemy resulting from the friendship and constant dialogue between David Gutman and Giovanni La Placa, being the logbook of their conversations and reflections about society transformations and dynamics