NDE is acronym of “Near Death Experience”. The titles of the songs have molecular names and follow each other with a precise temporal order, drugs addicition from light to heavy ones [C21H30O2] is THC, [C13H16CINO] is MDMA ecc. Last song name ( [Xo] ) is a hypothetical chemical formula representing the author, that is ready to continue his life with the discovery and exploitation of its singularity. Musically the elements that intersect are the obsessive electronics rhythmics, sub frequencies from dubmusic to the low register and electric guitars processed, granulated and stretched to form the melodic riffs. The record has been played, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by XO in the summer of 2014 after collecting material in the two previous years. Remixing and remastering in winter 2019 ( NDEr – “Near Death Experience reflections” edited by BLAME records ), reconsidering addictions experience with voice and lyrics.
X6 is a project for augmented electric guitar spatialized in 6.1 channels. The idea of the name comes from the encounter between the solo project of electronic music “XO” and the number of speakers required for the execution of the performance. With the X6 configuration, thanks to a special “splitter box“, it is possible to pick up the audio signal from hexaphonic pick-up of the instrument and direct it toward the preamplifiers, obtaining as a result an electric guitar that individually distributes the signal of each string in each speaker . The three songs composed for this configuration: “1“, “quI/Ora“, “Ntanglement“have sound coming from the electroacoustic music, electronic and rock. The instrument is played live while the electronics is developed autonomously thanks to the automation of the filtering.
SOSHOACSII is a project founded in 2017 with the composers Alberto Gatti ( sythesizer and laptop with harsh drone and electroacoustic material), Lorenzo Ballerini (laptop with granular synthesis and spatialiazed sounds) and me ( voice filtering fx and analog synth ) . The idea is a cross-over between electroacoustic way to compose music and pop songs. The name of the project is a mix of the indian guru “OSHO” and ASCII code for serials languages.
VULVA is a project founded in 2017 with the musicians Simone Trapanese ( bass guitar, voice, and fuzzy pedalboard ) , Lapo Zini ( jungle, break beat drum) and me ( voice fx and dub bass line). Everything is totally improvise and the idea is conceiving played live music for rave party to blow audience mind with mystic power of music.