One year after Whisper My World (Eilean Records) and 2019ìs Taking Refuge, Italian sound artist, musician and composer Xu (Nicola Fornasari) released a new album. embodying formlessness is out now via Whitelabrecs. According to the press release, it was created by recording improvisations performed on his daughter Nina’s toy ukulele and then setting these into non-synchronised loops.
These were made by using various pedals by experimenting with ‘blind looping’, a technique used to create unpredictable variations of a certain loop. Additional sounds were layered into the compositions by adding minibrute parts which were also fed into effects pedals and these provide an array of high and low frequencies.