XO is based on the combination of textures created by the electric guitar with rhythmic elements and electronic filters. In the first album “NDE” (2014) the sound of the electric guitar, processed to form melodic riffs, intersects with obsessive electronic rhythms and low frequencies coming from dub music. 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. NDE was remixing and remastering in winter 2019 (NDEr – “Near Death Experience reflections” edited by BLAME records) reconsidering addictions experience with voice and lyrics. Second album “ROSSANA” (2020 – GUELFO label) is the name of a loved one who has passed away contains a symbolic imagery of the emotional sphere of affectivity, often marked by destructive and constructive impulses. The description of these processes occurs through five progressive phases, borrowed from Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004), describing the overcoming of a traumatic event: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. In ROSSANA each phase is represented in its sensations by two tracks, for a total of ten tracks, with the idea of a “cathartic” dimension of music that, in this case, moves between avant-garde of feelings, dark pop song-form, IDM and minimalism.
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.