Tireless investigator of dance music’s mechanisms and working parts, and head of respected experimental label Presto!?, the Italian musician produced one of the last couple of years most unique albums “Quantum Jelly” (on label Editions Mego).
An amazing deconstruction of sound and rave culture in the 90’s, carefully analysing it’s constituent parts for reuse in a very different context, with repetition and isolation as key concepts. His work explores the idea of the “buildup” found in euphoric dance music as a starting point to make a non-uplifting, more introspective piece that implicitly preserves its emotional tension and drama.
The music often begins with one simple idea or musical pattern, forcing it into a sonic spiral of percussive, endlessly contagious, arpeggiated melodies. Lorenzo Senni, who coined the term “Pointillistic Trance” to define his approach on Quantum Jelly, is described as a sadistic scientist that is ripping the spinal cord out of trance and dangling it in front of our eyes.