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Francis Gri “Argine” is now available in store in digital format and pre-order cd.

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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 

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Drop180922 – Sunset

It’s a pleasure to share with you the last Drop of the year called Sunset. An electric piano track that I think is perfect for closing the volume and probably the Drop Series project.

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PLUHM “Sull’assenza” is now available in store in digital format and cd.

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“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.

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KSND

Drop110922 – Cocoon

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.

I hope you will enjoy. Thanks for listening…

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Toàn “Phonolite” is now available in store in digital format and cd.

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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.

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Tropic of Coldness “Deriva” is now available in store in digital format and cd.

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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

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Drop030422 – Hollow

A new Drop called Hollow, made with electric piano processed through a Fostex X26 and electric guitar. All recorded in dawless mode.

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Austin Rockman “Our Own Unknown” is now available in store in digital format and cd limited edition of 25 copies.

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“Our Own Unknown” is the sophomore release of experiential composer Austin Rockman and serves as a follow-up to his 2019 debut “Plum God”  
Aside from aimless descriptions, as definitions often present limitations, “Our Own Unknown” is a statement of the artist in a modern era, grasping towards a personal silence and deep attention to not only the world of dreams, but the world around, of which there is no division, the one which we did not ask to belong to, but find ourselves inextricably linked to all events and purposes, all pasts and futures, across time.  
Stepping aside from the largely synthetic and sampled based material present in his first release, Austin finds his foundation nearer to his roots as a multi-instrumentalist. “Our Own Unknown” utilizes the acoustic guitar for virtually all sound sources, each layer coming from a playful engagement with not only the harmonic and melodic aspects of the instrument, but the physicality itself. “Our Own Unknown” embraces the faculty of not knowing, as the album was composed through an improvisational conversation with the instrument and a small set of indeterminate software. As a result, the compositional process becomes more akin to freeform sculpting, responding to sounds and ideas as they arise, a largely visceral reaction with the medium.

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