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Cartridge Grain “Sattwa” is now available in store in digital format.

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“Sattwa” is a selection of improvisations. 
Our approach contemplates two polarities: analog and digital. 
The analog section consists in the amplification, using the pins of two turntables, of different materials, in particular plastic, paper, aluminium, wood. The sounds produced, full of noise, they are exploited for the creation of essential rhythms. also includes two analog synthesizers. 
The digital section contemplates the use of concrete samples elaborated through algorithms of granular synthesis. 
Two material universes, therefore, two different sound spaces that use the same concrete elements and that face paths that seem antithetical and irreconcilable. 
It is therefore not a question of two universes in conflict with each other that seek to emerge but of a single living landscape, changeable and magmatic. 

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KSND

Drop100721 – A cup of light

New “Drop” recorded and added in my FM Gri Soundcloud page.

Sound equipment: electric guitar, Boss RC-505, Super Ego+, Ocean Machine, OP1.
All recorded dawless on a Tascam Model 12 except for the mastering process.

KS52 Available Now

Marco Giambrone “The limit of the sky” is now available in store in digital format.

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It’s a pleasure to continue the series of publications with the EP of the Italian musician Marco Giambrone. The first time I listened to ‘The limit of the sky’ his music immediately reminded me of the amazing sountracks of some of Inarritu’s movies. It’s an honour to present in the catalogue such a beautiful and intense work. 
About the album Marco says: 
“this work was born to collect some improvisations recorded over the last five years. In the moments of pause from my Silent Carnival project, I used to abandon myself into improvisations based almost exclusively on the use of the guitar. The sonic flow, free from song form, often took me to unexpected places, where I tried to combine the raw sound of distortions with the long, circular resonances of reverbs. 
If I had to describe this record, I would bring the image of me playing behind a window and I try to translate everything I see and the sensations I feel into sound.” 

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KSND

Drop020621 – Together

A new “Drop” recorded dawless except for the mastering process.

Sound equipment: electric piano, classic guitar, OP1, Boss RC-505, ebow.
All recorded on a Tascam Model 12.

KS51 Available Now

Wil Bolton “Sumida Colours” is now available in store in digital format and cd.

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It’s an honour to present for the first time in the catalogue an artist I admire, Wil Bolton. I never thought that over the years I would introduce so many valuable musicians and this gives me deep gratitude for what is my greatest passion, music. 
Sumida Colors is the new work of the profiled London based artist, a nomadic soul that perfectly represents the range of sound colors that I intend to propose in the future. 
About the album Wil says: “Sumida Colours is centred around environmental recordings, a toy glockenspiel, bells and furin (wind chimes), all collected during a stay in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, the birthplace of Hokusai. 
The title track began by assigning six colours from the palette of Hokusai’s woodblock print ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ to six notes of a musical scale. I then walked the streets of Sumida, taking a photograph each time I saw one of these colours in the details and textures of everyday scenery, and created a musical score from the order in which these colours appeared. “
I sincerely thank Wil for this beautiful gift and all those who will appreciate a work of refined beauty.

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KSND

Drop080521 – Mended

Recorded dawless except for the mastering process.

Sound equipment: fostex x18, tape loop cassette, electric piano, op1.
All recorded on a Tascam Model 12.

April reviews

Francesco Maria Narcisi “Voluta” in Ondarock
https://www.ondarock.it/recensioni/2021-francescomarianarcisi-voluta.htm

That Which Is Not “The basic sharpness of emotions” in EtherREAL
http://www.etherreal.com/spip.php?article6341

Pawel Pruski “Between” in Chain D.L.K.
https://www.chaindlk.com/reviews/11618

Ishmael Cormack “Fennec” in The Echo Room and Chill Music
https://echoroom.co.uk/2021/04/29/composer-ishmael-cormack-releases-strictly-ambient-album/
https://chillmusic.co/2021/04/29/ambient-music-composer-ishmael-cormack-releases-new-album/

Andrea Laudante “Banat Banat Ban Jai” in Ver Sacrum
https://www.versacrum.com/vs/2021/04/andrea-laudante-banat-banat-ban-jai.html

KS50 Available Now

Ishmael Cormack “Fennec” is now available in store in digital format.

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It’s a pleasure to have for the second time in the catalogue Ishmael Cormack who perfectly represents the sound line that I’m looking at for the future. 
Ishmael is a gentle soul and all of his works are little gems of pureness and minimalism. 
About the album he says: “This work is the result of my interest in Glet Masa’s artwork & my obsession with the word Fennec. It’s a simple work, in which I have tried to honour little moments.” 
Thanks to all who will enter into his world. Dedicated to all the fans of Federico Durand and 12k in general.

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KSND

Drop210421 – Cut

Recorded dawless except for the mastering process.

Sound equipment: acoustic guitar, ocean machine pedal, zoom h2n, op1, contact mic, fostex x18. All recorded on a Tascam Model 12.