XOROS is the project which involves Will Ward and Jack Wyllie. Their music is based on densely layered sonic textures and circular instrumental loops. Self-titled debut album will be out on February 7th, 2020 via Truant Recordings.

According to the press release, Will Ward’s musical background – having released on prestigious European labels such as Leisure System and Newrhythmic – combined with the accomplished jazz, ambient and electronic musicianship of Jack Wyllie – a member of Portico Quartet and Szun Waves – results in a record that will not sit uncomfortably alongside other ambient explorations, but draws from a wide scope of sonic universes.

The starting point was to explore the possibilities of using saxophone to create the textural landscape of a fully functioning techno record. As it evolved the rhythmic pallet gradually vanished to reveal a largely beat-free landscape. Small fragments of sax, synth and field recordings were collected and layered together, sometimes hundreds of parts used to create the textural basis of a track. These were then collaged into longer compositions; inspiring monolithic soundscapes that suggest futuristic worlds that sit outside of any specific time, place or genre.
Futures” is the first excerpt. Watch the official video below.