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Francis M. Gri “Boke” is now available in store in digital format and cd.

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“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….

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Ishmael Cormack “Ammil” is now available in store in digital format and cd.

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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. 

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Drop Series

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…

“Introspections” in Music Won’t Save You

Recensione a cura di Raffaello Russo:

“Era decisamente limitante, fin dagli esordi del duo Revglow, considerare Lilium soltanto una vocalist; la sua presenza dal fascino misterioso definiva senz’altro in maniera netta l’essenza del progetto da lei condiviso con Francis M. Gri, ma certamente la sua personalità artistica individuale si manifesta in maniera ancora più autonoma nella nuova dimensione solista di Lyef.

Accanto a lei, in realtà, c’è ancora Gri, artefice di granulose texture ambientali e di stillate melodie pianistiche sulle quali la voce di Liluim, vera protagonista di “Introspections”, modulata, evocativa ed eterea. Impiegate dunque alla stregua di un ulteriore strumento, le parti vocali costituiscono parte integrante dell’ambience di Lyef, imparentata con le declinazioni più atmosferiche condensate da Gri sotto l’alias Apart, ma arricchita di una magia lunare definita dall’intreccio tra armonie sospese e minuti frammenti elettro-acustici.
Non mancano residue tracce degli impulsi ritmici propri di Revglow, tuttavia depotenziati a scarni fremiti, battiti vitali emessi dal nuovo status artistico di Lilium, musa discreta di raffinate evocazioni ambientali.”

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“Introspections” in Rockerilla

“L’eterea presenza che dolcemente tesseva i sottili filamenti vocali nei Revglow torna a farsi sentire portando con sé nuove esigenze espressive tutte raccolte nell’uso di una voce che via via si sta trasformando in un vero strumento di ricerca. Lilium ritorna ed è impossibile scordarla a fianco di Francis M. Gri nel duo nato nel 2008 con quel Liquid Pearls che ancora lancia riverberi di bellezza ad ogni ascolto. Lilium ora si è trasformata in Lyef, si fa sempre accompagnare da Francis ma qualcosa di diverso, ancora più intenso, si nasconde tra le pieghe di un album che sceglie la religiosità dello studio e della ricerca, evitando la troppo facile via del fascino vocale fine a sé stesso. CERIMONIALI VOCALI.”

Mirco Salvadori

L Y E F

KrysaliSound is proud to introduce LYEF, project born by the idea of Lilium driven by the desire to experiment with voices and noises, interacting with acoustic instruments. LYEF is a mix of whispered wordless vocables and melodies, looped vocals and sound object recordings, a deep and spiritual atmosphere.

“Introspections” is the name of the first album, available in KS store from the 9th of June.

Each song is the balance of layers of treated sounds and improvisations, recorded in live sessions at KrysaliSound studio with Francis M. Gri who played with piano and guitars.

Introspections

Besides the song “Iron Trees” has been included in the digital release of 4 tracks released by Oak Editions after the Soundtales contest, won by Saverio Rosi.

Below the song and the details of the digital release:

‘AN EARLY OXIDATION’ BY SAVERIO ROSI WINS THE SOUNDTALES CALL
The jury composed by Alessio Ballerini, Gianmarco del Re, Matteo Meda, Sabrina Maggiori and Michela Acquili, selected the winning track among a group of other 4, which made it to the final cut too. Given the high artistic content, all these finalist tracks have been selected to be included in a digital release, which can be freely downloaded at Creative Commons.

https://oakeditions.bandcamp.com/album/soundtales

The digital release tracks are:
“An Early Oxidation” by Saverio Rosi
“Joinery and Harmony” by Andrea Gianessi
“Iron Trees” by Lyef
“Malinconia” by Martin Hoogeboom

Jury’s reasons behind winner election
“An Early Oxidation” by Saverio Rosi is a fascinating and mysterious track. This gaunt and minimalist record demonstrates a remarkable ability to catch the essential, managing to create a destabilizing and unsettling atmosphere, acting on listener’s perceptions, and playing on frequencies in an evocative way. The track is composed by a barely sketched musical instrumentation, perfectly balancing and melting with the final composition, never overpowering it.

More info about the project: http://www.alessioballerini.com/soundtales/

‘The Sound Recordist’ in an artwork by Eric Cator.