Seaweeds

by Xu & Rooms Delayed

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Triple Moon Records
TMR003 - CD-R - Limited edition of 40 copies. November 2014.

Buy your physical copy here: triplemoonrecords.bandcamp.com

This work is the result of a brilliantly inspiring musical dialogue between two contemporary ambient artists Nicola Fornasari (Xu) and Vincenzo Nazzaro (Rooms delayed). They have published digital-physical albums for a number of net-labels (Eilean Rec, HAZE, Monkey Records…). Multi-faceted and dreamily introspective, “seaweeds” reveals a vast array of processed acoustic experiments, e-guitar drone hypnosis, distorted ominous driftscapes and somnanbulent minimal melodious themes in a very personal and elegant way. The conceptual background is based on poetical nature sketches inspired by the moving, caving, swelling sea world. Compelling guitar / piano ambient dreamtime.

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"Seaweeds non è una cerebrale sommatoria di manipolazioni sonore, bensì la risultante di un dialogo a distanza, impostato su pianoforte e chitarra. [...] in questo graduale processo di trasformazione e ricombinazione di elementi, oltre che nella visionaria ampiezza dei loro orizzonti ambientali, risiede l’essenza della collaborazione tra due artisti la cui affinità di approccio trova nella condivisione creativa un complemento reciproco, una suggestiva dimensione popolata da immagini e sensazioni veicolate da un pregevole sincretismo elettro-acustico."

Raffaello Russo on Music Won’t Save You
musicwontsaveyou.com/2014/12/03/xu-rooms-delayed-seaweeds/

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"Un suono che non si abbandona al facile romanticismo mantenendo costantemente un soffio idustriale colmo di lucida drammaticità. Anime (in)quiete."

Mirco Salvadori on Rockerilla n° 412 (Dec. 2014)

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"Sognante e introspettivo, Seaweeds si rivela uno scrigno di suoni, dove la chitarra ed il piano dialogano in un afflato unicum et rarum [...]. Come correnti che si inarcano e spingono in cerca di vie di fuga per quietarsi, la distesa di suoni avvolge e convince come in un sogno ad occhi aperti."

Gianfraco Candeliere on his blog VELMa
velma-terence.blogspot.it/2014/12/xu-rooms-delayed-seaweeds.html?spref=fb&m=1

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"The duo provides here a distinctive and marvelously absorbing sonic sound tapestry, exploring the boundaries of time, perception, memory, melancholia and the flux of consciousness in an almost intuitively bergsonian way. [...] An overwhelming contemplative drone ambient release and a truly absorbing excursion through intimate and delicate process music."

Philippe Blanche on Igloomag
igloomag.com/reviews/xu-rooms-delayed-seaweeds-triple-moon

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"Un’autentica perla che va oltre alla suggestione e scava in profondità l’emotività dell’ascoltatore che, da naufrago in quel mare rappresentato nell’artwork, rinsavisce, raccoglie le idee e arriva metaforicamente alla riva dell’ignoto."

Nicola Orlandino on Sonofmarketing
www.sonofmarketing.it/seaweeds-xu-rooms-delayed/

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"Seaweed reveals interesting sonic experiments: drifting guitar dronescapes, dreamy (processed) piano and distorted tape sounds. This keeps every track minimal, elegant and a little bit melancholic. The sea, which appears as a natural source of inspiration, is represented in a poetic and symbolic way."

Nhung Nguyen (Sound Awakener) on Canh dong am nhac
canhdongamnhac.com/post/127693777314/seaweeds-xu-rooms-delayed

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credits

released November 15, 2014

Xu (Nicola Fornasari)
piano loops / bowed, hammered and processed piano / tape hiss / fx and looper pedals

Rooms Delayed (Vincenzo Nazzaro)
electric and acoustic guitars / e-bow / fx and looper pedals

Composed by Nicola Fornasari and Vincenzo Nazzaro from July to October 2014.
Mixed and produced by Nicola Fornasari during October 2014.

Nicola Fornasari: www.substance.it
Vincenzo Nazzaro: roomsdelayed.bandcamp.com

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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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