Skrima. Photo by Daniela Cavasin
“Ever since I was a child,” writes Sicily’s Skrima, “I have been fascinated by the far off, faded, almost muffled sounds, melodies and harmonies coming into my room from outside sources. I would record these sounds and then modify them with various effects over many years. I called this kind of work the sound from next door, or, the neighbour’s sounds.” “Iddu” is sourced from recordings made on the island of Stromboli, off the north coast of Sicily, between 1981–83, and then mixed, complete with added effects, between 1983–86.