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Released on Cathedral Transmissions (CT39).

“My first vision of earth was water veiled. I am of the race of men and women who see all things through this curtain of sea, and my eyes are the color of water.”

Anaïs Nin, “House of Incest”



released November 21, 2015

All music by Nicola Fornasari.

Improvisations recorded during August 2013 using sine waves generator, piano, guitar, tape loops, piezo-amplified toy psaltery, piezo-box, music boxes, fx and looper pedals.

Edited and mastered between June and September 2015 by Nicola Fornasari.

Picture and layout by Nicola Fornasari.
Packaging design by David Newlyn.


"[...] La sapiente ed equilibrata miscela di suoni provenienti da fonti eterogenee consente ancora una volta a Fornasari di costruire un viaggio coinvolgente dai forti connotati visivi. Non resta che abbandonarsi a questa epifania di una possibile rinascita, un lento perdersi, per potersi ritrovare ad osservare la realtà da un punto di vista differente."

Peppe Trotta on So What


"Fornasari gets back to us with a new corpus of exceptionally moving and obscure sound collages and immersive drone tapestries. [...] Sound metaphors and projections of memory, nostalgia and reflective ego trip. An interesting work and another fine example of isolationist and grainy dronescaping experience."

Philippe Blache on Igloomag


"Floater is distinctive and imaginative at the same time. [...] The tone of sine waves and reversed guitar create a nice background for percussive sounds from piezo and processed music boxes. [...] It provides calm yet mysterious atmospheres with a touch of experimental music and free improvisation."

Nhung Nguyen on Cánh đồng âm nhạc


“Floater si atteggia a rappresentare al meglio il lato più istintivo e minimale dell’artista, espresso nella dimensione di un’improvvisazione elettro-acustica curatissima nei dettagli di ambientazioni sospese e fortemente evocative."

Raffaello Russo on Music won't save you


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xu Cremona, Italy

Xu is the solo project of Nicola Fornasari. It combines elements of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings.

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