“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


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.


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:

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.


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.