The ropes is a metaphor of human relationship.
All of us are tied to somebody else with invisible ropes, a sort of unconscious connection that move us together in a unique flow like planets and satellites. We can choose every day in which way using this rope: holding, binding, breaking. And like in a game we can pull or stay in balance, helping or hurting. It sounds simple because it’s all about our decisions but as we are unperfect creatures this generates twines and twines of mistakes.
On this album I recorded the regret I have for all the times I have chosen the wrong path.
consequences of words a rope can hold bind or break twined together like seeds of compassion stillness is your garden
Thanks for listening….
it’s a huge pleasure to present you my new official album The Ropes released by the amazing and friend label Slowcraft Records and available from today December 4th in digital format.
Francis M. Gri returns to Slowcraft with an accomplished and compassionate examination of the bonds that join us and the ways they can fray and break. Each invisible tether extends a choice to pull or loosen, to help or hurt; this tender electroacoustic collection offers insight into a delicate interpersonal dance and the regret found in the knots and divisions caused by our missteps.
Embodying the finest qualities of modern ambient and minimal composition The Ropes offers a gesture of generosity matched only by its vulnerability and stands as an emotionally charged high point in an already impressive oeuvre.
Slowcraft digital series Lifelines is curated by label founder James Murray, presenting vital and consoling works from world class genre-defying artists, each carefully mastered by Ian Hawgood and individually paired with bespoke artwork by printmaker June Murray.
Lifelines. Hold tight.
In these days of lockdown I would like to make people travel with emotional ambient music. I will soon start a live streaming series which I hope will present many sound artists in different parts of the world. The first destination is Milan, I will be the beta test 🙂
More details soon, keep in touch!
Francis M. Gri “Boke” is now available in store in digital format and cd.
“Boke” is the Japanese word for saying blur and mental confusion.
In 2013 a person very close to me was diagnosed with what I call the memory disease.
Unfortunately in these long and struggling years I could see every step of this disorder.
So, I decided to record this album to find a sort of relief in my soul and to make people aware about this painful disease.
Each track is a degenerative phase of this malady that in 2020 has no cure and is becoming every day more widespread.
Our mind is a recorder that makes us react to the impulses of life. We are the sum of our days spent and without memories we go back to being a blank page.
Interruption of memory is a collision between our dreams and what we are….
Ishmael Cormack “Ammil” is now available in store in digital format and cd.
KrysaliSound is delighted to present the Somerset-based artist Ishmael Cormack and his debut album Ammil. When I found his music on Soundcloud I was astonished to listen to his gentle and delicate notes. The inner seed of music is something rare to find nowadays, I think we are loosing the right purpose and the purity of this art is becoming every day more dirty. Superstructures are ruining our lifes, we need to change and enjoy again in the simplicity of little things.
Ishamael Cormack comes from a little town like me and his humble simplicity captured me from the first time, this is an imprinting that I hope will never disappear from his soul. Ammil is an amazing album and the result of his beautiful personality, maybe the best work I have ever published in the label!
Ammil started as a series of improvised sketches experimenting on the use of polyrhythms.
Deconstructed and recaptured within a 13th-century church.
The sketches focused on the use of a modest selection of instruments, electronics and found sounds.
The catalyst of the project was a journey into the paradoxical nature of the natural world.
Natures complex systems give rise to our perception of simplicity & beauty.
Ammil attempts to mimic this understanding by creating complex rhythm that give birth to subtle melody.
I’m very happy to close the year with a little gift for you called Ukiyo.
Part of the songs you are approaching to listen to were thought for a collaborative album but after a long, struggling and unconvincing work I decided to abandon that project and to rework my tracks from a different point of view. I started from the fulcrum and then all the shapes cames out and suddenly the album became a dreaming soundtrack for lunar imaginary. “Floating world” is the translation of the Japanese word “Ukiyo”, un unexpected album that I’m pleased to share with you in free download, a little gesture for thanking you for all the support you did this year… I wish you an amazing 2020, full of serenity, balance and awareness…
Thanks for listening…
The Drop Series is a collection of unreleased tracks that I will post, one by one, in my new soundcloud page.
I am curious to experiment this different approach so far from my usual process for making an album.
At the end of my last recording “Cycles” (scheduled for 2020) I realized that it will be difficult to make something better than this album. I also felt an inner desire to change my perception about music.
Nowadays it is very easy to record an album, but are they always necessary? About this question I answered that it’s probably better to take a breath, reboot myself, experiment with music like a kid and then, only when it will be the right moment, I’ll be ready to record a new full-length. In the meantime I hope you enjoy these little drops of recordings made with love…
Gri / Scodellaro/ Javits – B/ue.