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The Ropes

by Francis M. Gri

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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.

Selected Press:

"These thoughtful, electroacoustic meditations remind me a lot of music by Taylor Deupree... a highly recommended record."
Mike Lazarev, Headphone Commute


"Stellar contribution to Slowcraft's digital series Lifelines."
Ron Schepper, textura


"A carefully tended garden of fragile and empathetic sounds."
Brian Housman, Stationary Travels


"Stillness and calm can be found in every note..."
James Catchpole, Fluid Radio


"Perfetto equilibrio di melodia e musica atmosferica."
Valerio D'Onofrio, Ondarock


"Un lavoro lento e inebriante, poetico come tutte le uscite del musicista italo-svizzero, emotivamente carico che punta sulla vulnernabilità dei suoni elettroacustici."
Mario Ariano, RadioAktiv



released December 4, 2020

Written and Produced by Francis M. Gri
Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Artwork by June Murray
Design by James Murray



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