Nüshu is presented as a "riot piece" meant to channel what Lachianina says is a Greek tradition of rioting. Its title is taken from a secret language spoken by women in the Chinese province of Hunan who were denied literacy education. In kind, the mini-album has a unique form of expression, from the eerie, wordless voices in "AMADEUS" to the funereal synths and blazing jungle breaks of "KIKT." There are voices and messages here, but the meaning isn't always clear.
The record offers three-minute blast after three-minute blast of increasingly distorted textures. Tunes are packed with encoded signifiers, like the palpitating drum & bass hints of "Summon," the rolling Reese basslines that pile up on "WWW BODY," or the harsh funk of "She Bruise." It's hybrid electronic music that taps into the same rushing currents of NON or NAAFI, albeit aimed outside the dance floor.