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xu made two looped tapes from a snippet of a xue track and arranged them live in his flat, recording the performance with a condenser microphone placed near a broken speaker. xue distilled music and noise from the mono recorded track and accomplished the work manipulating the sonic landscape to create a sense of upward/downward motion.


released June 26, 2013

xu - nicola fornasari
tape loops, small mixing desk, akai headrush tape delay

xue - andrea poli
production, mastering



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Xu(e) draws its fundamental inspiration from taoism, but aims to explore whatever represents a meaningful contradiction.
The duo is formed by Xu (Nicola Fornasari) + Xue (Andrea Poli). The two have not been seeing each other for some years now and have developed a kind of alchemical, asynchronous remote collaboration as a creative process, where time and space play almost no role.
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