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xu // Embodying Formlessness CDR

xu // Embodying Formlessness CDR

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The British label Whitelabrecs, which has released a large number of high-quality ambient works in CDR format since 2015, has arrived.

This work is an album released in 2019 by Italian ambient writer xu.Contains 6 gentle ambient songs processed by computer.

Edition of 100. It includes printed front, rear and inner sleeves featuring photography from Peter Nejedly, along with a card sleeve which houses a printed vinyl-effect CDr.

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"The next album in the Xu catalog is'Embodying Formlessness', which Nicola created by recording improvisations performed on his daughter Nina's toy ukulele and then setting these into non-synchronised loops. These were made by using various pedals by experimenting with'blind looping' Additional sounds were layered into the compositions by adding minibrute parts which were also fed into effects pedals and these provide an array of high and low frequencies.
The resulting sound throughout the six tracks that similarly this album is one of a tactile minimalism and the sound itself is a representation of the concept.

In the period during which Embodying Formlessness was created, Nicola was studying the Two Truths, fundamental points developed by Buddhist philosopher Nāgārjuna. These consist of Relative Truth, which is the conventional way in which we perceive reality and Absolute Truth, which is the theory that objects and events have no intrinsic existence and no individual identity, except in our thoughts. Both perspectives are true and neither intellectual position is the correct one. So in summary, phenomena are both real and not real; things exist, yet nothing exists.
There is a sentence in the Heart Sutra which inspired the title for this album:
Form is no other than emptiness; emptiness no other than form. Form is exactly emptiness; emptiness exactly form.

Embodying Formlessness sets out a short collection of existential pieces, crafted from the random placement of melodic source material, adorned with subtle electronics. This provides an ideal substrates to contemplate the theme of the Two Truths, as you try to separate the difference of what is real and what is perceived."
--Whitelabrecs

Artist: xu

Label: Whitelabrecs

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The British label Whitelabrecs, which has released a large number of high-quality ambient works in CDR format since 2015, has arrived.

This work is an album released in 2019 by Italian ambient writer xu.Contains 6 gentle ambient songs processed by computer.

Edition of 100. It includes printed front, rear and inner sleeves featuring photography from Peter Nejedly, along with a card sleeve which houses a printed vinyl-effect CDr.

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"The next album in the Xu catalog is'Embodying Formlessness', which Nicola created by recording improvisations performed on his daughter Nina's toy ukulele and then setting these into non-synchronised loops. These were made by using various pedals by experimenting with'blind looping' Additional sounds were layered into the compositions by adding minibrute parts which were also fed into effects pedals and these provide an array of high and low frequencies.
The resulting sound throughout the six tracks that similarly this album is one of a tactile minimalism and the sound itself is a representation of the concept.

In the period during which Embodying Formlessness was created, Nicola was studying the Two Truths, fundamental points developed by Buddhist philosopher Nāgārjuna. These consist of Relative Truth, which is the conventional way in which we perceive reality and Absolute Truth, which is the theory that objects and events have no intrinsic existence and no individual identity, except in our thoughts. Both perspectives are true and neither intellectual position is the correct one. So in summary, phenomena are both real and not real; things exist, yet nothing exists.
There is a sentence in the Heart Sutra which inspired the title for this album:
Form is no other than emptiness; emptiness no other than form. Form is exactly emptiness; emptiness exactly form.

Embodying Formlessness sets out a short collection of existential pieces, crafted from the random placement of melodic source material, adorned with subtle electronics. This provides an ideal substrates to contemplate the theme of the Two Truths, as you try to separate the difference of what is real and what is perceived."
--Whitelabrecs

Artist: xu

Label: Whitelabrecs