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Released on Twice Removed Records (TR060).


released October 1, 2015

All music by Nicola Fornasari (Xu).
Improvisations recorded using guitars, sine wave generator, fx and looper pedals.

Recorded, slightly edited and mastered between January and April 2015 by Nicola Fornasari.

Picture by Alex EFLON (
Layout design by Nicola Fornasari.


"Warmly recommended listening experience for avid listeners of lonely guitar minimalscapes and noisy drone ecstasies (from Fennesz, Oneohtrix point never, Ben Frost, Solipsism and Expo 70). An impressive work which brings to the fore a more gauzy, spooky and darkly meditative inclination to Nicola Fornasari’s personal production."

Philippe Blache on Igloomag


"Le sei tracce di “Panpsychism” si collocano su un versante estremamente minimale, nel quale ogni suono promana da tecniche di esecuzione, filtraggio e preparazione dello strumento del tutto non convenzionali e ciononostante (anzi, proprio per questo) tali da suscitare un ventaglio di paesaggi sonori allucinati, ipnotici e dall’ampio contenuto suggestivo. [...] Lungo l’ampio alveo di “Panpsychism” scorre dunque un flusso lento ma inesorabile, la natura stessa delle cui fonti sonore svanisce in una materia dronica oscura e avvolgente, scolpita da modulazioni di frequenze aliene."

Raffaello Russo on Music won't save you


"Un vortice oscuro che assorbe totalmente, un viaggio in un abisso denso e avvolgente. [...] “Panpsychism” procede inarrestabile e perentorio come lava incandescente..."

So What


[...] A series of improvisations that, culled together, form a night-vision topography of the darker corners of the unconscious.
A sense of contemplation is imbued with tension by the steady pulse of the sine wave generator, always threatening to fracture the scene...not be missed.

Matthew Sweeney on Foreign Accents


"[...] At times nearly classical in origin Xu creates pieces that are absolutely gorgeous to get lost in, though by maintaining a level of threat throughout he ensures that it never becomes too comfortable. [...] Blackened in tone, “Panpsychism” is a creepy surreal trip through the sublime."

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

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