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.
Day: 27.11.2020 – Hour: 9.00 p.m. (Italian time zone)
Name: Tropic Of Coldness Genre: Ambient / Electroacoustic / Experimental Map: Belgium Album: Link
“Tropic of Coldness” is a duo formed by David and Giovanni, in Brussels, Belgium, during the autumn of 2011. David is a guitarist, synth and sample player, already active on the Brussels scene with his electro / experimental project “Drawing Virtual Gardens”. Giovanni plays guitar, voice and samples for the North-East Italian band “Fuji Apple Worship”, involved in a melting pot of drones, field recordings and minimal sound sculptures. Since its beginning in November 2011, Tropic of Coldness focused on drones / ambient / electroacoustics originated from improvised session, with layers of processed guitars and synths, surrounded and filtrated by field recordings in a sort of acoustic archaeology. The sound research permeates every single note and the harmonic pattern is oriented towards both instrumental and compositional exploration, in a combination of ambient and electronic elements. Tropic of Coldness have performed live in Brussels, London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna as well as touring in other cities of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and their recordings have been issued by respected labels like Organic Industries, Shimmering Moods and Glacial Movements.
Tomorrow July 24th, at 9.30 p.m. don’t miss the third KSND live streaming. We will have the pleasure of listening to the Italian composer Andrea Laudante who will delight us from his home studio with a performance of meditative music using piano notes and experimental sounds.
Domani 24 Luglio alle ore 21.30 non perdete il terzo KSND live streaming. Avremo il piacere di ascoltare il compositore italiano Andrea Laudante che ci delizierà dal suo home studio con una performance di musica meditativa tra note di pianoforte e suoni sperimentali.
Day: 24.07.2020 – Hour: 9.30 p.m. (Italian time zone)
Artist: Andrea Laudante Genre: Electroacoustic / Modern Classical / Experimental Map: Italy Album: Link
Andrea Laudante is an Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist. His works are mostly influenced by relationships between instrumental and electroacoustic sounds and concepts of Oriental philosophies. Alongside his solo activity he has collaborated and currently works wit other artists like: OEOAS (orchestra elettroacustica officina arti sonica), Barriera, Aedact, Donato Cutolo, Daniele Sepe and others. With his side project degoya (with Francesco di Cristofaro and Gabriele Tinto) is working on their first album “fragmenta” that will be out in 2020. After “3 mandala” in 2016 (three pieces for piano solo), his first official solo album is “Banat banat ban jai”. He is currently studying composition and electroacoustic music.
It’s a pleasure for Krysalisound to begin the new year with a new Italian debut album. Andrea Laudante is a young pianist with an experimental soul that I’m sure will have a bright future. Banat banat ban jai is a spiritual mind journey in which piano talks with silence and noise creating a sensational album that I hope you will love as much as I did!
Banat banat ban jai is a diary of a journey through sound and listening, as a form of meditation. Listening carefully to every kind of sounds in different places and with several methods gave me a new perception of the world around and inside me. In this work these two worlds melt into each other and became become one. The only subject is sound and its origin, in all its forms. The focus of the research is looking for a common ground between concrete and instrumental music. There is no difference between the sound that comes from a guitar and the sound that comes from wind blowing trough leaves, if we know how to listen.