This is an elegant & evocative work. Murray & Gri develop a rich tapestry of ambient sonance — inducing the listener to delve deeper into the aural canyons of their collaborative slabs of quietude. The album, though firmly rooted in finite, recorded work, is nearly generative in its progression; and draws the active listener into a labyrinth of mesmerizing, beatless rhythm.

It presents worlds of sound that literally reverberate in the ebbing distance, even as the next wave envelops you in another, echoed, aural return — like a warm, resonant ambient hug.

We liked the environment so much that we replaced the closing composition (by a major, long-time running ambient sound-sculptor) with a track from Remote Redux on a recent mix – which can be found here.

The album can be ordered here, or at the link below, & is highly recommended!
~Ambient Landscape, November 2019
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James Murray and Francis M Gri’s Remote Redux is a delicate and original response to distance and closeness as expressed by the Japanese concept Ma, known also as negative space. It’s a place of elegant dimension where Gri’s graceful piano motifs and bowed guitar figures are carefully framed within the free flowing surrounds of Murray’s warm synth sequences and nuanced sound design.

Having released each other’s work on their Slowcraft and KrysaliSound imprints James and Francis naturally extended this exchange into a remote London-Milan collaboration. The resulting debut is an unhurried collection of exquisitely crafted minimal ambient, tender and contemplative, a listening experience that simultaneously explores and distorts our awareness of separation and togetherness.

  • Released October 17, 2019
  • Written, arranged, mixed & produced by James Murray & Francis M Gri
  • Audio mastering by Vincent Villuis | Ultimae Studios (studios@ultimae.com)
  • Artwork Design by Arnaud Galoppe & Vincent Villuis
  • Photo credits : Welcomia